Thursday, 29 November 2012

TIFF Film Night- Moonrise Kingdom

Tickets are $8.00 or purchase a 4-movie pass for $25/person.

Tickets and passes may be purchased through the Gallery

Friday November 30 @ 7pm
Director:   Wes Anderson
Cast:   Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, and Bruce Willis
Runtime:   94 minutes
Year:   2012
Country:   USA
Language:  English

On the fictional New England island of New Penzance in 1965, lovestruck twelve year-olds Sam and Suzy have decided to run away together. Moonrise Kingdom is sure to be a joyful experience for Anderson fans, and a treat for the uninitiated.

New exhibition: Reins of Chaos: The Apocalypse as a Four-Part Concerto

Reins of Chaos: The Apocalypse as a Four-Part Concerto
Mary Anne Barkhouse
Dec 1, 2012 - Jan 20, 2013
Opening reception: Sun, Dec 2,  2-4pm

In Reins of Chaos Mary Anne Barkhouse explores the concept of the Apocalypse, both as told in the biblical Book of Revelations and as referenced in a range of modern environmental, technological and psychological crises. Barkhouse has chosen to focus on the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and presents them in three versions; as coin-operated kiddie rides; as rocking horses and as small bronze statues. In each version, however, the horses are riderless, suggesting that there are options to Conquest, War, Pestilence and Death and simultaneously encouraging the viewer to interact with the works and complete the gaps in the expected story. With the coin operated horses the potential for interaction is quite literal. The viewer can become a rider since these ponies are fully operational. The horses are contrasted with the Donkey of Eternal Salvation. This humble creature, often perceived as the horse's inferior, is the creature in the Bible ridden by Jesus on his triumphant arrival into Jerusalem and, in its quiet and non-imposing position, offers a moment of hope.

The horses also make reference to colonial history, to a North American cultural tradition of Cowboys and Indians and the complex relationships between animals and humans in general.  The mechanical and wooden horses evoke nostalgia for childhood; they are playful and fun, but they represent animals that have been tamed, even made captives. By presenting them as the horses of the apocalypse, Barkhouse reverses these roles and we become subservient to them.

As with all her work, Barkhouse presents this story from the perspective of a native Canadian, whose culture does not have an apocalyptic end-of-the-world story. The exhibition is beautifully executed, engaging, humorous, challenging and perhaps most importantly, Barkhouse has taken an old story and made it relevant in a whole new light.

A member of the Nimpkish band, Kwakiutl First Nation, Mary Anne Barkhouse was born in BC. She currently lives near Minden, Ontario. She creates art that addresses the relationships between humans, history and the land with intelligence and humour.

Saturday, 24 November 2012


Jill Hermans and Chloe McColl revealed their exciting new works at Hand Held this week at the opening of their new show MELT. The word 'Melt' inspires visions of soft undulating surfaces, intense colours, unusual shapes, unexpected unions and exciting textures and this collection of contemporary jewellery does not disappoint. Drop in and see the exhibition in the next few weeks.

Monday, 19 November 2012


"ALL SORTS" limited edition prints by Jessica Seamans will be available.

We will be kicking off our season at Art vs. Craft NOV 24. After that join us for our open house NOV 30th 5-10pm and enjoy hot cider & friends. The ALL SORTS boutique will be open in the gallery regular shop hours for the month of DEC. Remember, we only order in small batches so come early to pick out your selections. 

We couldn't be more excited about the list of designers we are working with this year here are a few to wet your whistle:

Danmala // Cards
Stone & Honey // Jewelry
Erin Smith // Jewelry
Wilder // Magazine
Uniforma // Accessories
David Scheid // Stained Glass
Ben Fiess // Ceramics
Nikki McClure // Calendars
Kaye Blegvad // Jewelry
ALL Knitwear // Hats
Jeremy Rendina // Moon Calendars & Stationary
Santa Fe Stoneworks // Knives
Jessica Seamans // Prints
The Wild Unknown // Tarot Cards

We will also have signed copies of Sign Painters in stock, gallery curator Faythe Levine & Sam Macon's new book published by Princeton Architectural Press

+ Special ALL SORTS gallery edition: Tapestries by artist and designer Hannah Waldron will be on display NOV-DEC 31, 2012

KURUKURU, 2012 // 36 cm x 60 cm // various yarns

Friday, 16 November 2012

cNiagara Post-It Party at the GPAG


Join cNiagara for a Post-It Party in Fort Erie & Grimsby!

A great opportunity to post events, ask questions and learn how to optimize the site's many features with members of the cNiagara team...and what is a party without favours ;) 

PLEASE NOTE: These Post-It Parties are BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) - wireless internet will be made available, your laptop will have to be capable of this.
  • Fort Erie at The Sanctuary Centre for the Art - Monday, November 26, 2012 at 5:30pm
  • Grimsby at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery - Monday, December 3, 2012 at 10:00am



Thursday, 15 November 2012

Annual Christmas Sale!

Annual Christmas Sale
November 15th, 16th & 17th
Thursday 10am-8pm   
Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 1-5pm

Gallery members receive 20% and non-members receive 10% off their Gift Shop purchases!
The Gallery Shop offers a wide array of exclusively Canadian, handcrafted giftware with much of its stock coming from regional artists. Gallery members enjoy a 10% discount on their purchases and an annual Members sale before the holiday season. We are open every day of the year during gallery hours with the exception of statutory holidays.
The Shop is run entirely by the Volunteer Committee of the Grimsby Public Art Gallery.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Eighth Annual Yuletide @ 1305

Attention Everyone:

It is time once again for Holiday fun at 1305 Gallery! Your destination for kitschy, funky, gorgeous, and one-of-a-kind gifts and artwork is open for business at 10 am Friday, November 23rd and stays open 7 days a week right through January 5th!

This year's Artists include:

Cincy Craft Cartel, Rich Fruth, James Webb, Katie Swartz, Saint Lexi, David Wischer, Hark Hark, Lori Larusso, Lily & Jackie Mulberry, and more...

Extended Hours: Monday- Saturday: 11-7, Sundays 12-5!

Lots of great incentives and events throughout the exhibition, including Holidays In The Bag on 11/23/12, Small Business Saturday 11/24/12, Final Fridays on 11/30/12, and 12/28/12, and Final Friday before Christmas 11/21/12. Specials and discounts to be announced throughout the month- look for posts on Facebook and updates on the blog!