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Wintertide: Return of Light

March 10 - March 24

Girl viewing light projection

MacLaren Offsite presents Wintertide, the first annual public art projection project in collaboration with the City of Barrie and the local arts community. This public art program will use downtown windows to show projections of works by regional artists as well as a special international feature. This year’s theme, “Return of Light” refers to the time change that occurs at the culmination of the project as well as the optimism afforded by mass vaccination and the eventual end of the pandemic.

Artists featured include Angela Aujla (Barrie), David Andrec (Barrie), Krystal Ball (Toronto and Jamaica), and award-winning Los Angeles-based Pixar Animator Tarun Lak. Audiences can learn more about Lak’s practice in a free Zoom talk in March with the artist, Alana Traficante, Executive Director at Gallery 44, Dr. Deepali Dewan, Dan Mishra Curator of South Asian Art & Culture at the Royal Ontario Museum, and Dr. Sailaja Krishnamurti, Professor at Saint Mary’s University.

Locations: 53 Mulcaster Street and 37 Mulcaster Street
Dates/Times: Nightly, dusk to dawn; March 10 to 24

MacLaren Offsite supports the development of a vibrant arts and culture ecosystem in Simcoe county. This includes pop-up exhibitions for emerging artists, professional development workshops, special events, and participation in activities that will support and inspire creative communities across the region.

Wintertide has been made possible through the generous support of our Founding Partners: City of Barrie, Georgian BMW/MINI Georgian, The Sarjeant Company, Canadian Forces Base Borden and Simcoe County Archives.


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March 10
March 24
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