Professional Development

On an ongoing basis, the MacLaren Art Centre offers free talks with artists, curators and other cultural professionals from our community. Talks may be focused on current exhibitions or provide insight into a speaker’s work within the field of art and visual culture. Artists in attendance have the opportunity to network with their peers, build knowledge of contemporary Canadian art and learn about the issues and trends present within the cultural sector today.

Upcoming Talks

Art for Lunch with Derek Sullivan
September 27, 2019

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Art for Lunch with Yam Lau
October 25, 2019

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Art for Lunch: CARFAC Information Session for Practicing Artists
November 8, 2019

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Past Talks

Art for Lunch with Max Lupo
June 14, 2019

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Art for Lunch with Victoria Butler, Barrie Poet Laureate
May 10, 2019

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Art for Lunch with Michael Vickers from Akin
April 5, 2019

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Art for Lunch with Exhibiting Artist Tammi Campbell
March 22, 2019

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Art for Lunch with Frances Thomas from the Barrie PRNT Collective
February 22, 2019

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Art for Lunch with Exhibiting Artist Jill Price
January 11, 2019

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Art for Lunch with Paul Petro:
Collecting Contemporary Canadian Art
October 19, 2018

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