Here are recent articles and press releases about MacLaren Art Centre exhibitions and releases. Click on "Read more" for the complete release, as well as a PDF version available for download.

If you have any questions please contact Sue-Ellen Boyes at 705-720-1044 ext. 236 or through our Contact Form

April 4, 2013 - 3:28 pm

Read the April eNewsletter here...

March 6, 2013 - 11:19 am

Message from Carolyn:

At the close of each year, we gather statistics to share, tallying numbers for our “Fast Facts”. This process prompts us to reflect on how we measure success, and the differences between “outputs” and “outcomes”. Common yardsticks for art galleries are based on foot traffic and related admissions, measures that...

February 12, 2013 - 1:22 pm

MacLaren Matters

February 1, 2013

Last month, we officially launched MacLarenArt-Online, a searchable database featuring hundreds of artworks from our permanent collection.

This new online resource enables access to artworks in our holdings at any time by students, educators, scholars, curators and members of the public locally, nationally and...

December 5, 2012 - 2:23 pm

The MacLaren is much more than an art gallery: it is the cultural hub of downtown Barrie.

A dynamic visual arts centre, it offers creative, social and intellectual activities for every age, interest and ability. And this season is no exception.

Tour our new exhibitions that highlight our permanent collection.

Fifty portraits of artists from our...

December 4, 2012 - 1:22 pm

North Simcoe Community News
Online Edition
December 2012/January 2013
Published on Friday, November 30, 2012

The Churches of Oro-Medonte
Reviewed by Austin Clarkson

Barrie: Maclaren Art Centre, 2012. 75p. $50.
The journey that culminated in this beautiful book began in 2002, when Joanna McEwen was involved in a project dedicated...

November 14, 2012 - 12:04 pm

MacLaren Matters
MacLaren's Off The Hook a Chance to Celebrate Art
Carolyn Bell Farrell

The MacLaren Art Centre is committed to fostering the development of visual artists in this region. Artists are supported through studio visits, exhibitions and publications as well as intellectual, social and creative activities at the gallery.

Regional artists lead art classes...

July 30, 2012 - 12:27 pm
Fiday, July 27, 2012

MacLaren Matters
Summer the Ideal Time to Explore the MacLaren
Carolyn Bell Farrell

The MacLaren continues to draw visitors from across the province, attracted to our innovative, high calibre exhibitions, many featuring new work by regional artists.

 This summer is no exception.


July 5, 2012 - 11:48 am

To read the June newsletter click here...