Essays and Videos

Essays and Videos

Gallery Stratford’s artistic vision is to bring the best of contemporary Canadian art to the community to foster learning and creativity. This is accomplished by presenting a diverse roster of artists from the province and the country, by encouraging art production in the region, and exploring relevant ideas through educational programming. The ideas explored by the exhibiting artists are animated through a wide variety of educational initiatives for all ages, from artist talks, workshops, tours, to unique school programs to connect the Gallery audience to the world of Canadian art.

In the upcoming year, the Gallery will be implementing an online publishing program to disseminate information on exhibitions to contribute to the dialogue of Canadian visual art. Written content will allow the Gallery to contribute to the Canadian contemporary art dialogue, to promote the artists, and the provide profile for the Gallery’s exhibitions. Check back in this section for extended essays by guest curators and writers, and behind the scenes video.


SCOTT PATTINSON: HOLD and RELEASE
February 9 - April 6, 2014

Read Aidan Ware's Curatorial essay.


LIGHT REVEALED
: Scratchboard Engravings by Scott McKowen
July 28 - October 6, 2013

View Gallery Stratford's video profile
for Scott McKowen.


Perth-Huron Exhibition
June 16 - October 6, 2013

View Gallery Stratford's video profile for this exhibit.


FERNWEH: Paintings by Shane Norrie
March 17 to June 11, 2013

View Gallery Stratford's video profile for Shane Norrie.

Marianne Lovink: ARCADIA
May 26 - July 14, 2013


View Gallery Stratford's video profile for Marianne Lovink.

Read Guest Writer Russell Smith's essay on Marianne Lovink's work.


ART AT WORK:
Commercial Art From The Collection of Ken Nutt

April 17 - June 5, 2011


Read Ken Nutt's
essay.


Virgil Burnett: BETWEEN LINE AND FORM
January 23 – April 10, 2011


Read Guest Curator Cindy
Hubert's essay.

STONE, PAPER, INK : PRINTS FROM THE 70’s, 80’s and 90’s
Les Levine, J.C. Heywood, Otis Tamasauskas, and Harold Klunder
April 11 - June 6, 2010


Read the full essay by Guest Curator Carla Garnet.

Water Mark

January 17 - April 4, 2010

Read Guest Curator Carla Garnet's essay
here.


Drowning Ophelia

January 17 - April 4, 2010


Read Guest Curator Carla Garnet's Essay here.