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Notice of Annual General Meeting


The Annual Meeting of Members of
The Durham Art Gallery:
Saturday, July 6, 2024, 2 p.m.


Notice of Annual General Meeting of Members


Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) of all Class A Members of the Durham Art Gallery (“DAG”) will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2024 at 2 p.m., to be held in-person at the Durham Art Gallery, 251 George St. E, Durham, ON for the following purposes:


  1. To receive the reports of the Board Chair on DAG operations for the preceding year;

  2. To approve the minutes of the 2023 Annual General Meeting;

  3. To review DAG programming, updates and developments over the past year;

  4. To consider and, if amenable, approve By-law amendments;

  5. To receive the financial statements of DAG for the year ended December 31, 2023 together with the report of the auditor thereon;

  6. To appoint the Auditors of DAG for the financial year ending December 31, 2024;

  7. To elect Directors of DAG; and

  8. To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting.


NOTE: *All Members are Class A Members (except for Honorary Members).

If you are unable to attend and you wish to vote on the above mentioned items, please complete and return a proxy form which can be found on our website: CLICK HERE appointing a representative to vote at the meeting on your behalf, and return in person to the Gallery or via email to with the subject line ‘2024 AGM proxy form’ no later than 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, 4 July 2024.


PLEASE NOTE:  To attend, whether in person or by proxy, you must be a Class A Member in good standing at the commencement of the AGM. RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP HERE


  1. THAT the minutes of the 2023 Annual General Meeting of the Corporation are approved.

  2. THAT General Operating By-law No. 2 enacted in November 2020 is hereby repealed and replaced by General Operating By-law No. 3 as enacted by the Directors of the Corporation by resolution on the 9th day of April, 2024, effective immediately.

  3. THAT the Corporation’s financial statements as at and for the financial year ended 31 December 2023 together with the notes to those financial statements and the auditor’s report on those financial statements be and are hereby approved and adopted.

  4. THAT HGK Partners LLP be and are hereby reappointed as independent external auditor of the Corporation, to hold office from the conclusion of this meeting until the conclusion of the next annual general meeting of the Company at which audited financial statements are laid. 

  5. THAT, subject to HGK Partners LLP being reappointed, the Board be and is hereby generally and unconditionally authorized to determine the remuneration of the external auditor.

  6. THAT Brian Timmoney be elected as a Director of the Board of the Corporation.


1. Each Class A Member in good standing as of the commencement of the AGM is entitled to attend or to delegate to a proxy to

    attend the AGM on his behalf.  All Members (other than “Honourary” Members) are Class A Members.

2. All AGM-related documents are available for review on the DAG website including:

  • 2024 AGM Agenda

  • 2023 AGM Minutes

  • Amended and Restated By-laws

  • Auditor’s Report

  • 2023 Audited Financial Statements

  • Proxy Forms

  • DAG Board Nomination Form

3. The convention of the GM shall only be deemed valid if attended by Class A Members representing, in person or by proxy, at 

    least 10% of the DAG’s Class A Membership. Resolutions shall be passed by a simple majority of votes.

4. In case the quorum is not achieved in the first meeting, the AGM shall be adjourned and a second meeting for the AGM should

    be held on Sunday, 27 July 2024, at the same time and venue.  Resolutions shall be passed by a majority of votes.

5. Each Class A Member has the right to discuss matters on the agenda and raise questions.

6. Brief biographical details of each of the Directors standing for election, as at 20 June 2024 (being the latest practicable date

    prior to the printing of this document), are set out below.


Dated the 20th day of June 2024


By order of the Board of Directors of The Durham Art Gallery, Durham, Ontario.

T.C. Paige Crewson

Chair, Board of Directors



  1. Brian Timmoney

Completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree focusing on painting and printmaking from York University, Toronto. In my third year was awarded a scholarship to attend the Banff School of Fine Arts where I studied under the British painter Alan Jones.

Post graduation was awarded a Canada Council Grant which allowed me to travel to Europe and set up a studio in London. Following the year in London was accepted at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London graduating with a BSc honours degree followed by both a Master’s and Diploma in Architecture. Was awarded first prize at the Royal Academy Summer show for my Diploma Scheme.

After graduating joined Conran Roche Architects in London to work on the new Design Museum. Subsequently joined Foster + Partners in London and participated in several prestigious design competitions, including the winning schemes for the new Cambridge Library, Commerzbank Headquarters in Frankfurt and the successful bid for the new Hong Kong international airport.

During my career at Foster + Partners attained the level of Partner and had the opportunity to  be involved with numerous projects of architectural significance throughout the world. I was also responsible for setting up and running several of F+P’s international offices in Asia and the Middle East. Also was Partner in charge of the new Petronas University in Malaysia which won the prestigious the Aga Kahn award.

Returned to Canada in 2021 and designed and built our family home in the Blue Mountains outside Thornbury where we now reside. For several years have been collecting art concentrating initially on Asian work (mostly antiquities) and more recently have built up a collection of contemporary Canadian art.

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