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Rowena Dykins, From The Clouds Of My Dreams, 1992

Durham Reach

January 28, 2017 - April 02, 2017
Curated by Linda Jansma and Sonya Jones
Opening reception: January 27 at 7pm

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery begins 2017, the year of its 50th anniversary by celebrating our regional artists, a community that have been at the heart of the gallery since its inception.

In 1967, William Caldwell, a local artist, sent out a call to like-minded individuals, artists and non-artists alike to shape the Oshawa Art Gallery, eventually becoming The Robert McLaughlin Gallery.

Regional artists sat on the gallery’s first board of trustees, helping to shape its vision and mission that included a mission to “foster the appreciation and to encourage and stimulate public interest in the Arts and Letters.” Over the past 50 years the RMG and regional artists would continue their relationship through exhibitions and building our permanent collection with work by local artists; by engaging artists to teach workshops and classes and to conduct critiques, lectures and performances.

Durham Reach is the most comprehensive public exhibition of artists from the area to date and showcases the work of over 70 artists. Although not a complete representation of the diversity of art being produced in Durham Region, the project includes works evenly distributed between emerging, mid-career and senior artists in four distinct, yet complimentary exhibitions. Durham Reach looks to celebrate the region’s artists, past and present, and to look forward to a strong, vibrant, and continuing arts community.


Related programming:

Colour as Trickster with Judith Tinkl
Saturday April 1, 10:30am- 3:30pm & Sunday April 2, 12:30-3:30pm
$135 Members / $145 non-members

Join Durham Reach artist Judith Tinkl to explore how the human eye interacts with the spectrum of visible colour. This two-day hands-on workshop will dive into quilting techniques and strategies for manipulating colour aesthetics and pattern structures. Artists working in any medium and quilters welcome! Register here.


Sculpture Workshop with Fly Freeman
Sundays 12:30pm-3:30pm, February 5 & 12
$120 Members | $130 Non-Members

Join Durham Reach sculptor Fly Freeman to build three-dimensional structures out of wood and Japanese washi paper. These materials are both light and strong with many sculptural possibilities and some functional ones too. Register here.


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