Fall 2023 Exhibitions + Open Calls at the Aurora Cultural Centre

Join the Aurora Cultural Centre this fall season as we host: A Path to Totality, a solo exhibition by Vicky Talwar; Camp Retrospective: A Journey Through Young Artistry, an exhibition featuring our Summer Camp artists; and Perennial Darkness, an open call group exhibition that is presently accepting artist submissions. Providing free workshops, tours and artistic opportunities, the Aurora Cultural Centre is thrilled to share these experiences with the community and beyond.

Installation view: A Path to Totality; a solo exhibition by Vicky Talwar, Aurora Cultural Centre temporary gallery space, 100 John West Way (2nd floor)

A Path to Totality

A Solo Exhibition by Vicky Talwar
Curated by Samantha Jones
September 9 – November 18, 2023

FREE Found Object Mandala Workshop:
Saturday, October 14, 12:15 – 3 pm (Drop-in anytime during these hours)
Aurora Cultural Centre Temporary Gallery

Vicky Talwar is an interdisciplinary artist who draws upon her personal experience as a Hindu Canadian to produce painting, mixed media, performance, and installation artworks. In A Path to Totality, Talwar brings all mediums into play to form an immersive space for meditation and self-reflection, while encouraging others to contemplate their own journey through life.

This exhibition can be experienced both in-person and online. Click here to view our virtual gallery, which includes photographic documentation and an interactive 3D Matterport of the exhibition. For a behind-the-scenes view of the installation and opening reception for the exhibition, watch our latest three Art Bytes.

Mixed media artwork by Summer Camp student, Haru, age 8.5

Camp Retrospective: A Journey Through Young Artistry

A pop-up exhibition featuring our Summer Camp Artists
September 25 – October 14, 2023
Aurora Town Hall, 3rd Floor

Now announcing Camp Retrospective: A Journey Through Young Artistry – a pop-up exhibition as part of Culture Days 2023! This exhibition features artwork by the talented young artists of our 2023 Summer Camps. It is located on the 3rd floor of Aurora Town Hall (our temporary home) and runs from September 25 – October 14.

On September 24, 2023, we invited all the summer camp artists and their families to the gallery to physically install their own artworks in the show. The final exhibition is a culmination of artistic exploration, talent, and a little elbow-grease!

Please join us Saturday, October 14 from 11 – 11:45 am for the closing reception. Light refreshments provided; all are welcome.

AI rendered response to β€œPerennial Darkness”, generated by DALL-E mini

Exhibition Opportunity: Perennial Darkness

A themed group exhibition curated by Samantha Jones
December 2 – January 27, 2023
Aurora Town Hall, 2nd floor

The Aurora Cultural Centre is accepting submissions from artists of all disciplines and career levels to our upcoming group exhibition: Perennial Darkness.

December is our darkest month of the year with just one and a half weeks of total daylight in the entire calendar month. Reflecting on the renewal of earlier sunsets and later sunrises; our perennial period of darkness; we ask artists to submit work that depicts, celebrates, or is inspired/influenced by the darkness of night. Artwork with literal and abstract interpretations of the theme will be considered so long as it can be connected in your artist statement.

Accepted artworks will be exhibited in our temporary exhibition space at Aurora Town Hall from Dec. 2, 2023 – Jan. 27, 2024. Artists are responsible for transportation / shipment of all work to and from the gallery and will receive a small honorarium for their participation. Artworks for sale are subject to a 40% commission if sold.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Artists may submit up to 3 pieces of artwork.
  • All 2-dimensional work must be ready-to-hang with d-rings and wire attached to the back.
  • All mediums are welcome and encouraged, however, due to limits in our present gallery space, artwork requiring a continuous power source (ie. monitor or projector) or with installation requirements outside of our technical limits may not be attainable at this time.

Submission Deadline: October 21, 2023, 11:59 PM

Submission link: auroraculturalcentre.ca/open-calls/call-for-submission

Aurora Cultural Centre Temporary Gallery
Aurora Town Hall, 2nd floor
100 John West Way, Aurora, ON
This is an accessible venue.

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