The Art Gallery of Burlington

The Art Gallery of Burlington (AGB) is an award winning gallery in the heart of Burlington, Ontario. They stage as many as 12 exhibitions a year and are home to an acclaimed collection of Canadian contemporary ceramics and seven fine craft guilds.

An interactive and creative space, they provide art education programs and public tours for people of all ages. Spanning over 44,000 square feet, our space boasts eight studios, three galleries, a one of a kind gift shop, an exhibition courtyard and year-round conservatory.

GALLERY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sensational exhibitions featuring local, national and international artists

  • As many as 20 exhibitions a year and are home to an acclaimed collection of Canadian contemporary ceramics and seven art and fine craft guilds.

  • Award winning art education at the gallery, in schools and organizations throughout Burlington

  • Inspiring surroundings to explore at the Art Etc Gallery Shop, in-house conservatory and exhibition courtyard

HISTORY

For 35 years, AGB has been welcoming and hosting creative thinkers and artists in the community. Founded in 1978, the Art Gallery of Burlington reflects the unique vision of artists in many ways because it grew from the efforts of several Burlington visual arts cooperatives and guilds which recognized the need for a home for artists working in the region. Seven guilds now create within the AGB, using studios dedicated to photography, hand-weaving, spinning, sculpture, woodcarving, fine arts, pottery and hooking craft. Today, they are a multi-faceted centre providing studio space, exhibitions, acclaimed ceramics collection, art education and a dynamic visitor’s experience.

COLLECTION OVERVIEW

Over the last thirty years the Art Gallery of Burlington has amassed the largest comprehensive collection of contemporary Canadian ceramics in the world, totaling over 2300 works. The work ranges from the highly functional to sculptural installations. Collection policy has dictated that they not only have a representational selection of work from coast, to coast, to coast, but have earmarked artists of outstanding importance where they collect their work in depth to represent their career span. The Collection looks at the intersection where high craftsmanship and artistic expression converge.


NEW ACQUISITIONS

Amelie Proulx JARDIN MECANIQUE II 90.0 x 60.0 x 60.0 cm. Porcelain, springs, metal supports 2013.084.0.1 Purchased with funds raised by the Collection Committee, 2013. Photo: Étienne Dionne


Carol Epp TO THE BEST OF THEIR KNOWLEDGE 18.0 x 31.0 16.5 cm. Hand built and cast white stoneware, underglaze, china paints, glass dome 2013.087.0.2 Purchased with funds raised by the Collection Committee, 2013.


Maja Padrov DUETS 31.5 x 33.0 x 19.5 cm. Slab rolled and hand built stoneware, glazes 2013.085.0.4 Purchased with funds raised by the Collection Committee, 2013.


Janet MacPherson MYRIADS 52.5 x 27.0 x 17.0 cm. Cast porcelain, lustre 2013.086.0.1 Purchased with funds raised by the Collection Committee, 2013.

Location:

The Art Gallery of Burlington 1333 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington, ON L7S 1A9

Hours:

Mon: 9am – 6pm Tues – Thurs: 9am – 10 pm Fri – Sat: 9am – 5pm Sun: 12pm – 5pm

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