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Founded in 1979 in Durham, West Grey, the Durham Art Gallery is a regional arts organization serving Grey and Bruce Counties. Our mandate is to inspire, educate and delight people of all ages through access to a wide range of contemporary art. We embrace a multidisciplinary view of cultural practice and present visual and media art together with literary and performance events.
From our earliest incarnation in the local library to our current purpose-built home, the Gallery’s evolution has been marked by transformation and maturity. Over the past years we have introduced new exciting initiatives: off-site exhibitions in supermarkets, public parks and local businesses; satellite events in underserved communities; collaborations with art universities and colleges across Ontario, and the launch of several professional arts festivals: the Words Aloud Spoken Word Festival began as a collaborative effort between the Gallery and the Words Aloud Collective. Hosted by the Gallery and organized in collaboration with OCAD University, the Common Pulse Festival is a panorama of emerging art genres and practices.
Durham is about two hours northwest of Toronto. Coming up Highway 6 from Guelph: after entering Durham, go east (right) one block after the traffic lights and make the first turn north (left). Continue until you see the Gallery. Coming up Highway 10 from Toronto: turn west (left) at the traffic lights in Flesherton and continue on County Road 4. In Durham, turn right (north) at the last street before the traffic light. Continue until you see the Gallery.
There are several Airbnb options available in and around Durham:
There is public camping in the park just across the river from the Gallery:
The Durham Art Gallery is wheelchair accessible.
Upon request, the Durham Art Gallery will provide, or arrange for the provision of accessible formats of our communications for persons with disabilities. If you require information in an accessible format, please contact us at 519-369-3692 or firstname.lastname@example.org