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THIS WEEKEND: Come visit us at the
Durham Herb Fair
Saturday June 10, 9am - 3pm

Presented by the Durham & District Horticultural Society

Riverside Park (next to the Northern Credit Union) 118 Queen St. S., Durham, ON


Now on view:


The Durham Art Gallery 
2023 Members' Exhibition
 - May 6 to June 25 -
opening reception:
Saturday, May 6th, 2 - 4pm

Ann-Ida Beck

Reid Dennison

Becky Bomber

Jennifer Clark

Connor Crawford

Daciana Dao

Erika Dick

Jim Dillabough

Elaine Doy

Paul Drysdale

Timothy Dyck

Christine Fry

Alan Glicksman

Jennifer Hart

Deeter Hastenteufel


Gregor Herman

Trevor Holmes

Jenny Iserman

Dianne Joyce

Katharine Kennie

Brenda Korell

Cindy Matthews

Suzanne Myers

Jane McCormick

Sue A. Miller

Bev Morgan

Arend Nieuwland

Joe Passion

Robert Pointer

Susan Rankin

Debbie Schenk

Carol Sebert

Terry Shabot

Elim Sly-Hooton

Claudia Strelocke

Patti Waterfield

Carol Wood

Kathie Wright

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Upcoming exhibition:
Art - Environment - Life - Everything 

with the artist collective
The Distance Between Us
as DAG guest co-curators

July 8
th to September 2nd, 2023
*opening reception July 8
*public performance July 21

The Distance Between Us multi-arts collective is made up of 

Tara & Clayton Windatt and Emilio & Elyse Portal

This immersive exhibition will include media, performance, installation and audience participation.

We would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario

Previous Exhibition:

Drawing Lab

February 11 - April 15, 2023


A group exhibition and proposal for collaborative creativity

Erin Finley
Heather Frise
JJ Lee
Amy Swartz
Natalie Majaba Waldburger

*the above image is an installation view of Colony, by Natalie Majaba Walsburger

 opening reception: Saturday, February, 11, 2023 at 2pm
Stop by to see the exhibition & to participate in the interactive 'drawing lab' studio
anytime between February 11th and the concluding reveal of th
e finished project on April 15th, 2023



Erin Finley & The Durham Art Gallery would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario. 



Drawing Lab is a group exhibition AND a participatory proposal for community engagement. Led by five cross-disciplinary artists, this project is anchored by collaborative exploration.


The group show in the west gallery exhibits the unique work of each individual artist as they merge traditional drawing practice with mixed media, paint, sculpture, animation and mushrooms. In their own way, each of these artists has expanded traditional drawing practices by infusing cross-disciplinary exploration. 


While individually their work is quite distinct, they have all developed novel methodologies that explore the boundaries of drawing and invite cooperative modes of creating. This reciprocal participation in the creative process conjures an entirely new entity that is neither individual, nor amalgamation; it is an ever-evolving artistic state.




Led by the five exhibiting artists, the Drawing Lab acts as an interactive studio-workspace for visitors to participate and contribute to the development of a large-scale, collaborative, immersive and responsive drawing experience.


Upon entering the Drawing Lab studio-space, visitors are invited to select a 'drawing prompt' from the stack provided. Using this prompt as inspiration, they are encouraged to draw directly on the wall, or have a seat and draw on smaller sheets of paper before inserting their creations into the larger collaboration.


At the end of the exhibition there will be a reception to reveal and celebrate the cooperative drawing that evolved from the DAG community in 2023!


Previous Event:

"Come out and experience the joy of writing in community! Share ideas, talk through plot struggles, or just find a quiet corner and focus in on your project."

-Alanna Rusnak, founder of Chicken House Press


We at the Durham Art Gallery are always looking to make new friends, partners and collaborators as we build our community and develop programming opportunities for our growing membership.


With this in mind, we have invited one of our newest friends, Alanna Rusnak from the

Chicken House Press to host her next  WRITING INTENSIVE SESSION here at the gallery!

Visit to learn more


Previous Exhibition:

Polar Passion: Melting Away
a photographic exhibition by artist
Willy Waterton
coordinated by Robert Alton

November 27th - January 29th
opening reception, November 27, 2022, 2- 4pm

Public Artist Talk January 14th, 2023, at 1pm


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Previous event:
Saturday, January 14, 2023 @ 1pm
for a presentation titled
B&W: Bear Encounters
by Willy Waterton

For this talk, Willy will discuss the plight of polar bears and Saugeen Bruce Peninsula black bears; destined for extinction within 50 years. &After the talk he will give a personalized tour of his exhibition Polar Passion: Melting Away



Take a listen to Willy Waterton's interview about this exhibition with CBC's

Jason D'Souza on Fresh Air. Click here to listen.

*10 % of all sales from this exhibition will be donated to

the Bruce Peninsula Bird Observatory

Past Exhibition in the East Gallery

POP-UP Christmas Show & Market

December 1st, 2022 - January 8th, 2023

Group Exhibition

With unique, original AND affordable artwork for sale!

Exhibiting Artists include:

Zoe Agnidis

Carol Binns-Wood

Paul Drysdale 

Deeter Hastenteufel

Gregor Herman

Trevor Holmes

Jenny Iserman

Janet Main

Barbara McLean

Bev Morgan

Judith Pace Ketcheson

Susan Rankin

Debbie Schenk

Carol Sebert

Michael Seigried

Willy Waterton

…and more!


Thanks to everyone who came by for the Pop-up Christmas Show & Market opening party after Durham's Annual Bridge Lighting Ceremony!
The Durham Sauntering Band was amazing,

the hot chocolate & apple cider was flowing

and the cookies were dazzling!


Special Thanks to Tim, Barb & Lydia from The Colour Jar for your support in pulling this show together.

The Colour Jar

Box 269, 120 Garafraxa St N, Durham Ontario N0G 1R0


Facebook: the colour jar   Instagram: @colourjarHours:

Tues to Sat 10-4, or by appointment. what an amazing family!


Thank you to our local Tim Hortons for providing the delicious hot chocolate that warmed us up!

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