Talks, Tours and Film Screenings

September 27, 2018 - 10:30 am

Artist Talk with Mary Anne Barkhouse
Georgian College Campus Gallery
Thursday, September 27, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Admission free

Join us for an insightful talk by Minden-based artist Mary Anne Barkhouse, whose exhibition The Interlopers is on view at the MacLaren Art Centre. This installation examines the connections between native North American animals and the colonial structures of territory, expansion and empire that encroach on their terrain. Mary Anne Barkhouse was born in Vancouver and belongs to the Nimpkish band, Kwakiutl First Nation. She has shown her work across Canada and in New York. Her public art installations can be found in parks and university campuses across Ontario and her work is in the collections of the National...

Photo: Evelyn Salvarinas at Rose Aura
September 28, 2018 - 12:15 am
Admission free
Art for Lunch: Artists’ Books and Resistance in the Age of the Internet with Maxine Proctor
Rotary Education Centre
Friday, September 28, 12:15 to 1:00 pm
Admission free
In conjunction with the exhibition A Kind of Library, Toronto Art Book Fair Director and Co-Founder Maxine Proctor discusses how artists’ books are an accessible medium for the distribution of ideas and knowledge.
Film poster for Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat
September 28, 2018 - 7:00 pm
Adults $10, Seniors/Students $8
Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat
Presented by the Barrie Film Festival
Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
Friday, September 28, 2018, 7:00 pm
Adults $10, Seniors/Students $8
Never-before-seen works, writings and photographs offer insight into the life of Jean-Michel Basquiat as a teenager in New York in the late 1970s. The times, the people and the movements of the city help Basquiat form his artistic vision. Tickets are available online at
September 29, 2018 - 1:00 pm
Admission free

A Shift in the Landscape: Film Screening
MacLaren Art Centre | The Carnegie Room
Saturday, September 29, 1:00 to 2:00 pm
Admission free

A Shift in the Landscape (2014) looks at the ongoing fight to preserve Shift (1970), one of the earliest site-specific artworks by Richard Serra. This documentary includes interviews with art historian Rosalind Krauss, King City Councillor Cleve Mortelliti and Richard Serra, and features panoramic footage of the artwork itself, currently the subject of an ongoing dispute between concerned citizens of King City and the private developers who own the land. A short Q&A with filmmaker Simone Estrin follows.

September 30, 2018 (All day)
Admission free
NFB Film Screenings: Stories of Place
MacLaren Art Centre | The Carnegie Room 
12:00 to 12:45 pm | Admission free
Jean Giguère: The Measure of a Place by Deco Dawson, 2014, 6 mins.
This short film profiles Jean Giguère, a lifelong volunteer and champion for the arts. Giguère expresses the transformative power of the arts in our society and its enrichment of place. 
Distant Islands by Bettina Maylone, 1981, 6 mins.
This short animation uses appliqué and embroidered tapestries to recall a young girl’s happy summers spent sailing with her family off the coast of British Columbia.
October 19, 2018 - 12:15 pm

Art for Lunch with Paul Petro: Collecting Contemporary Canadian Art
Friday, October 19, 12:15 to 1:00 pm
Rotary Education Centre
Admission free

Paul Petro is a curator and gallery owner who has operated his Toronto-based gallery Paul Petro Contemporary Art since 1993, programming works by contemporary Canadian and international artists on an invitation basis. He holds an Hon. BA in English literature from Glendon College, Toronto.

Prior to opening his gallery, Petro was engaged as a practising artist and independent curator and served on many arts council advisory boards and juries. He has been extensively involved in the artist-run sector in Canada including the Programming Committee at A Space, Toronto (1986-89) and as a Founding...