Fall 2020 Virtual Presentations at the MacLaren Art Centre



Virtual Art for Lunch with Sean George: Monuments Hide Memories of Missing Passages
Friday, September 11, 12:15 to 1:00 pm
Zoom. Admission free

Join us for our first ever Zoom Art for Lunch with artist Sean George. Sean George is an artist, art educator, and cultural worker. He was born in Brooklyn, NY, and has lived in Trinidad and Tobago, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Toronto. He is interested in the intersection between community, art, identity, and transformation. He believes culture can raise awareness of most topics, whilst it can be alienating. In the pursuit of art, George harnesses dialogue, research, experience, and aesthetics to create work that enables him to build his understanding of the world he inhabits.

To register for this talk, email emily@maclarenart.com for login details.

Virtual Art for Lunch with Farihah Aliyah Shah
Friday, October 16, 12:15 to 1:00 pm
Zoom. Admission free

Please join us for a talk by artist Farihah Aliyah Shah, 2019 winner of the John Hartman Award. Farihah Aliyah Shah is a contemporary artist originally from Edmonton, Alberta now based in Bradford and Toronto, Ontario. She holds a BHRM from York University and a BFA in Photography with a minor in Integrated Media from OCAD University. Utilizing photography, video and sound installation, her practice explores identity formation through the colonial gaze, race, land and collective memory. She seeks to challenge the lack of representation of disenfranchised bodies in the photographic canon and representational art, encouraging others to take agency of their image. She is a member of Gallery 44 and Women Photograph and has exhibited internationally in North America, Asia and Europe.

Virtual Residency: Mary Anne Barkhouse: Ark/Ive

Stay tuned for workshops, documentation and more from Mary Anne Barkhouse’s virtual residency!

Image courtesy Mary Anne Barkhouse.


About the MacLaren Art Centre
The MacLaren Art Centre is the major public art gallery in Central Ontario serving the residents of Barrie, the County of Simcoe and the surrounding area. The Gallery has a significant permanent collection of contemporary Canadian art and presents a year-round programme of innovative exhibitions, education activities and special events.

As a registered charity, the MacLaren Art Centre relies on public and private support for its operations and programmes. The MacLaren Art Centre gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of its Members, Patrons, Donors, Sponsors, Partners, the City of Barrie, the Ontario Arts Council, the Government of Ontario, the Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Heritage and Art for Lunch series sponsor Lake Country Office Solutions.

Gallery Location
37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie, Ontario, L4M 3M2, 705-721-9696 www.maclarenart.com
From Toronto: From highway 400 north, 90 km north of Toronto, take the Dunlop Street East exit to Mulcaster Street and turn left. The MacLaren is one block north on the right hand at the intersection of Collier Street and Mulcaster Street.

Gallery Admission
Suggested admission $5. For information on the MacLaren’s COVID-19 protocols, click here.

Wheelchair accessible