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Our Garden of Art

This exhibition highlights the work from participants and the remarkable artists who facilitate the creative process for Willow Springs Creative Centre’s many art programs. To make art accessible to all, Willow Springs Creative Centre strives to seek out opportunities to bring art making to those who are often excluded, by learning how to adapt, alter […]

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Fresh Perspectives

  Celebrate the artwork of students from Thunder Bay and the region. For over 30 years, this annual exhibition has showcased youth creativity and personal expression at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery through a variety of media, materials, technologies, tools, and techniques.   Opening Reception Wednesday, May 29 from 6:30 – 7:45 pm Everyone welcome. […]

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Shattered Basin, Fired Thing

Andrea Pinheiro, Yucca Mountain through chain, linked, 2019, 4×5″ b&w film   For this installation, multimedia artist Andrea Pinheiro projects a 16 mm film of various nuclear and geographically significant sites across the Southwestern United States and Northern Ontario onto a large screen made of clay and roots. Pinheiro spent the past year travelling to and recording […]

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The Writing on the Wall: The Work of Dr. Joane Cardinal-Schubert, RCA

Playful, yet astute observation informs the art of the late Joane Cardinal-Schubert on display at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery this summer. An artist, activist, curator, poet, writer and mentor from Western Canada, Cardinal-Schubert addresses and reassesses the history that Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples share. Although many works in the exhibition were created 20 or […]

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Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School Student Exhibition

The 4th annual Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School Exhibition, students weave their voices and identities to explore art, culture, language, traditions, and perspectives using a wide variety of media and approaches. Students from 24 Northwestern Ontario communities attend Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School with many flying in from remote areas. The school supports students in […]

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Norval Morrisseau: Works from the Permanent Collection

  Norval Morrisseau (1932-2007) was one of the most innovative artists of the twentieth century. His successes and challenges are evocatively recounted in his art, as well as in poet and literary scholar Armand Garnet Ruffo’s biography Norval Morrisseau: Man Changing into Thunderbird. As a special event coordinated for this exhibition, Ruffo will read from his […]

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FRAGILE

Curated by Salomé Viguier Opening event & artist performance by Mariana Lafrance, April 11 The Thunder Bay Art Gallery is playing host to FRAGILE, and exhibition on loan from Bravo Art, Ottawa. This is an opportunity for the people of Northwestern Ontario to experience the work of six contemporary Francophone artists, who explore the concept […]

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Nibi iwe bimaadiziwin: Water is Life

Featuring works by Hammerskjold High School, Grade 9 and 10 students in the Indigenous Cultural Program for First Nation, Métis, and Inuit students, from across Northern Ontario, illustrating the importance and sacredness of water through art. Art is a powerful catalyst for advocacy and for building solidarity. This collaboration featuring students from communities under boil […]

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#nofilterneeded

  Highlighting a significant moment in Indigenous art history – the foundation of the Native Indian/Inuit Photographers’ Association (NIIPA). They felt that, for far too long, Indigenous peoples had been portrayed through someone else’s lens, and that it was time they took control of the image in order to contest and demystify stereotypical representations of […]

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