BOB MASON: COSMIC HURDLES final paintings (Feb 19-Mar 23). Exhibition opening in conjunction with Bob Mason’s wake at Workers Arts & Heritage Centre. “Gazing at his paintings, it is difficult not to think of his soul flying over hurdles to infinity.” Regina Haggo, The Spectator
WE 2005 AT YOU ME (Apr 8-17) V.Jane Gordon’s Independent Studies group. Rashne Baetz, Ulrike Balke, Maureen Eustace, Lynn Mills, Patricia Seeley, Diana Gordon, Fleur-Ange Lamothe, Arlene Laskey, Anne Oakley. (May 14. Slide talk: Tuscany and the Inquiries Course Adventure by V.Jane Gordon, and Botany and Walking Opportunities in the Alpe Apuane around Villa Catureglio by Dean Gugler.) “This tribe has got creative spirit!” Laura Hollick, VIEW
DONNA IBING: TABLE PAINTINGS (Jun 24-Jul 24/05) “Ibing’s wit is as sharp as her paintbrush, whether she’s updating the Last Judgment or Leonardo’s Last Supper, she always has the last word.” Regina Haggo, The Spectator
RE-Create Outreach Art Studio presents its 2nd annual black and white photography project, View over Life (Friday, Sept. 9. 7–8:30 p.m.) The focus of the project was for the youth (street-involved and/or at risk for homelessness) to be reflective on the past, present and the future to come of life, as well as to express and explore oneself through the use of photography.
Ravinder Ruprai, Sheraine Seepaul, Tamara Chatterjee-Chatelain, Tarunika, P.Mansaram (Sept 17-Oct 23) Artists Talk, Sept 27, 7:30 pm. Video nite, Bride and Prejudice, Oct. 20. "Intricate patterning, dazzling colour and layering of media make the show a visual delight, although the iconography may be puzzling to westerners ..." Elaine Hujer, The Spectator
DIVESTMENT, the art collection of Val Ramsay, Nov. 11-Dec. 11, 2005. An exhibition & sale. An opportunity to examine the tastes and strategies of a remarkable supporter of Hamilton artists. An opportunity to grow your own collection. Val Ramsay slide talk. Nov. 23.
TRAVEL, photographs by Terry Asma, Jim Chambers, Jean Crankshaw, Glenn Jones, Dan Pilling, Fred Oliver, and Manfred Urchak. World Series 2005 (Japan), by Andrew Gough. Friday, Dec. 16 to Friday, Dec. 23, and Dec. 27. Jim Chambers power-point talk on the history of travel photography, Dec. 20.