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A positive update from Minden artist Mary Anne Barkhouse

A positive update from Minden artist Mary Anne Barkhouse

Mary 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 connection between...

Farihah Aliyah Shah Recipient of the John Hartman Award

Farihah Aliyah Shah Recipient of the John Hartman Award

 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. Farihah Aliyah Shah...

Love at the Art Gallery

Love at the Art Gallery

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 and friends, their...

MacLaren Art Centre throws its first Art Party on Wednesday night!

MacLaren Art Centre throws its first Art Party on Wednesday night!

Art-making workshop at the MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie. Photo: Christine GillespieA new series of art events hosted by the MacLaren Art Centre is adding a creative choice to Barrie’s downtown entertainment scene, with sold out attendance for its pilot date. On the...

Bring your family and friends to the Art Gallery this holiday season!

Bring your family and friends to the Art Gallery this holiday season!

Reception for Bewabon Shilling: Between the Forest and the Sky, December 6, 2019, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie. Photo: André BeneteauThe MacLaren Art Centre invites community members to bring their family and friends to the art gallery this holiday season. Visitors can...

Off the Hook: Silent Art Auction | Thank You!

Off the Hook: Silent Art Auction | Thank You!

Off the Hook: Silent Art Auction, MacLaren Art CentreOn 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 and fifty artists...

Inspiring Young Artists: MacLaren VanGo

Inspiring Young Artists: MacLaren VanGo

   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 the procedure) and...