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Olivia Whetung 2018 Recipient of the John Hartman Award

February 25, 2019Olivia Whetung, #35 (detail), 2015, 10/0 seed beads, thread, steel. Dimensions variable. Installation view from Beads, they’re sewn so tight, Textile Museum of Canada, October 10, 2018 to May 26, 2019. Photo: Toni HafkenscheidThe MacLaren Art Centre...

Add some local flavour to your Christmas list

MacLaren Art Centre and Simcoe County Museum have all your local history and Spirit Catcher needs Dec 14, 2018 7:30 AM by: Shawn Gibson BarrieToday.ca As with many city shops that sell Barrie-centric items, there are always those unique Christmas gifts for the person...

Off the Hook: Silent Art Auction | Thank You!

On November 16, more than 350 people attended the MacLaren Art Centre’s 28th annual Off the Hook: Silent Art Auction, which raises essential support for Gallery programmes. One-hundred and fifty-one artists generously donated over 200 works of art. Local businesses...

Donors up the ante at MacLaren fundraising event

October 12, 2018 5:00 PM by: Jessica Owen Taken from BarrieToday.com The fourth annual MacLaren Speakeasy and Poker Tournament took place Thursday night at the MacLaren Art Centre. Tickets were $125 per person with the funds going toward supporting programs and...

Off The Hook: Silent Art Auction Preview

John Lennard, Venice, oil on canvas, 28 x 20 inches Robert Marchessault, ABA, oil/acrylic on panel, 2018, 12 x 12 inches Marlene Hilton Moore, Sister to Botticelli 4381, pigment inkjet print on silk Bartya paper, 2018, 13 x 17 inches Tanya Cunnington, The Badlands of...

Enhanced Engagement Strategic Plan 2019 – 2023

The MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie is pleased to announce its new five year strategic plan for 2019 to 2023, Enhanced Engagement, with three key directions: to enhance ways to share our stories; to enhance our curatorial focus; and to enhance our engagement with new...

Youth making their mark on Barrie’s waterfront

The Ping Pong Table Project will see Barrie youth come up with a creative design for the table, which will be permanently installed on Centennial Beach Posted by BarrieToday.com | Aug. 2, 2018 Do you have a teenager who’s good with a paintbrush? The MacLaren Art...

Kristie MacDonald 2017 Recipient of the John Hartman Award

The MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie is pleased to announce that the 2017 recipient of the John Hartman Award is Kristie MacDonald. MacDonald lives and works in Toronto, Canada. Her art practice engages notions of the archive and the collection, as well as their roles in...