Lecture Series

Lecture Series

Dialogues: Conversations with Artists 

Dialogues: Conversations with Artists is Gallery Stratford's new lecture series.  We invite you to join us for a series of casual conversations and artist talks presenting an opportunity to get to know the artists we exhibit and to look inside their work.  These conversations are designed to examine and explore creative inspiration, method, medium, style, and philosophical approach.  We invite you to join us on this journey to learn, inquire, imagine, explore and exchange ideas and information.

Admission to this series is Free for Gallery Members. Voluntary donations are gratefully appreciated from non-members.  Donations help support our exhibition and outreach programs. 



Past Lectures:

Sunday November 18th, 2pm

A Conversation with: Vessna Perunovich


Sunday September 30th, 2pm

A Conversation with: Amanda McCavour

Thursday September 20th, 7pm

A Conversation with: Jane Tingley


Sunday September 16th, 2pm

A Conversation with: Silvana Bruni


Tuesday September 11th, 10:45am

A Conversation with: Gerard Bender à Brandis


CANCELLED:  Saturday June 2, 2018   12:30 PM

A Conversation with: Susan Schelle


Sunday June 10, 2018   2:00 PM

A Conversation with: Svava Thordis Juliusson


Wednesday, April 18, 2018   2:30 PM

A Conversation with: Stéfy McKnight 


Wednesday, April 25, 2018   2:30 PM

A Conversation with: Emily Schaefer

Thursday, February 15, 2018 7 PM

A Conversation with: Jordyn Stewart

Jordyn Stewart will present a gallery talk about her work and her video installation Compulsory Figures. Please join us to meet the artist, learn more about her work and her journey in creating this captivating video.


Thursday, November 2, 2017 7 PM

A Conversation with: Ron Shuebrook and Olga Korper

Monday, October 30, 2017 at 7 PM

A Conversation with: Amanda Clyne, Peter Johnston & Sarah Kernohan

Join three of the artists from 'Works Selected' curated by Ron Shuebrook as they discuss their work.  

Thursday September 14th, 7PM

A Conversation with: Connections Fibre Artists

A few members of the Connections Fibre Artists will be joining us to speak about their artwork, and working with fibre as a medium.


Thursday September 21, 7PM

A Conversation with: Steve Driscoll

Steve Driscoll will be joining us to speak about his paintings, as well as his installation currently on display 'Just a Sliver of the Room'.


Thursday May 25th 7PM

A Conversation with: Susan Dobson

Photograher, Susan Dobson, will be joining us to speak about her work, process and current exhibition 'Viewfinder'.


Thursday April 13th 7PM
A Conversation with: Scott McKowen

Scott McKowen will be joining us to speak about his work, process, and current exhibition 'The Facing Page', featuring illustrations from Jane Urquhart's book 'A Number of Things'. 

Thursday April 20th 7PM
A Conversation with: Community Curators Ann Marie Stasiuk & Rick Matthews

Join us for a discussion with 'Paper Effects' Community Curators, Ann Marie Stasiuk and Rick Matthews, as well as Director/Curator, Angela Brayham, and Associate Curator, Nell Crook, to discuss the process of putting together an exhibition. 

Thursday, November 10, 2017  7 PM

The Photographic Eye: A conversation with local photographers Lesley Walker-Fitzpatrick, Terry Manzo,  Rena Balmain-Matthews, Irene Miller, and Ann Marie Stasiuk.  This discussion will look at the ways artists compose, frame and capture special moments.  

Thursday, November 17, 2017   7 PM

The Artist's View of the World: A conversation with Victoria Lewis, Charles Sharun, Drew Simpson, and Kelly Stevenson.  This discussion will examine the role and place of narrative and storytelling in art.

Thursday, November 24, 2017  7 PM

Materials: A conversation with Glenn Elliott, Ann Marie Hadcock, Paul Johnston, Christian Bernard Singer and Jody Turner.  This discussion will look at how artists use and are inspired by non-traditional or unconventional art materials.  


Dialogues: Conversations with Artists is supported in part by Ontario Arts Council 

and our Dialogues: Regional Juried Exhibition sponsor Peter Fischer.