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A positive update from Minden artist Mary Anne Barkhouse

A positive update from Minden artist Mary Anne Barkhouse

May 14, 2020Mary Anne Barkhouse: The Interlopers, installation view, MacLaren Art Centre, 2018. Photo: André BeneteauYou may remember The Interlopers (2018), which featured the work of celebrated regional artist Mary Anne Barkhouse. This exhibition spoke to the...

Farihah Aliyah Shah Recipient of the John Hartman Award

Farihah Aliyah Shah Recipient of the John Hartman Award

February 27, 2020  Farihah Aliyah Shah. Photo: Antonio Giacchetti (left); John Hartman in his studio. Photo: Joseph Hartman (right) The MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie is pleased to announce that the 2019 recipient of the John Hartman Award is Farihah Aliyah Shah....

Love at the Art Gallery

Love at the Art Gallery

February 6, 2020 In this in-depth Q&A, newlyweds Jess and Tristan give a peek into their beautiful, intimate wedding at the MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie this past summer. From living 2000+ km apart, to saying “I do” in the company of their multinational family...

Off the Hook: Silent Art Auction | Thank You!

December 4, 2019Off the Hook: Silent Art Auction, MacLaren Art Centre On November 15, 360 people attended the MacLaren Art Centre’s 29th annual Off the Hook: Silent Art Auction, which raises support for essential Gallery programmes. This year, over one-hundred...

Inspiring Young Artists: MacLaren VanGo

    October 22, 2019   Students participate in Distant Horizons, a new VanGo programme inspired by the artwork of Canadian artist Tom Thomson. “I loved how this program engaged the kids (you could hear a pin drop when the instructor started to explain...