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The North Now

2014 Northern Ontario Juried Exhibition

October 24, 2014 - January 4, 2015

Featuring art from across Northern Ontario, this multi-disciplinary juried exhibition provides a glimpse of the immense creativity, diversity and innovation by established and emerging artists living in the north of the province.

This is the first juried exhibition organized by the Gallery in ten years and this time the reach has been extended to include Northeastern Ontario artists as well. Artists were invited to submit original works of art created within the last two years for consideration by a jury of arts professionals. Artists were encouraged to submit work that challenges, expands and innovates.

The Gallery acknowledges exhibition sponsor Tbaytel for their tremendous commitment to the artists of 'The North Now'.

tbaytel is the exclusive sponsor of The North Now: 2014 Northern Ontario Juried Exhibition.

Mitakuye Oyasin: All My Relations

Works From the Permanent Collection

October 21 - January 4, 2015

"Writer Richard Wagamese describes the meaning of the Lakota phrase "All My Relations" as both a powerful teaching and a blessing which reaffirms the "principles of harmony, unity, and equality" that also is a "way of saying that you recognize your place in the universe and that you recognize the place of others and of other things in the realm of the real and the living." The emphasis on the interconnected nature of the universe that is embodied in the statement 'All My Relations' can also be seen in the work of contemporary artists in the Permanent Collection.

Drawing on the theme of All My Relations and its diverse reiterations, this exhibition features the work of Ahmoo Angeconeb, Roy Morris, Maime Migwans, Roy Thomas, Rick Rivet, Susan Ross and Eleanor Kanasawe."

- Nadia Kurd, Curator


Maime Migwans, Circular Birchbark Box (with
Carl Beam design), c1980, 12 x 17cm, birch
bark, porcupine quills, sweet grass and thread.


Everyday Light: Family Photographs Selected by Contemporary First Nations Artists

A Project of Discovery by The Sweet Grass Collective and the Thunder Bay Art Gallery

Now showing at The Reach extension building at Confederation College until further notice.