Exhibitions

Murmurations: New Work by Rita McKeough and Graeme Patterson

15 September to 23 October 2016

An artistic collaboration between New Brunswick artist Graeme Patterson and Calgary/Nova Scotian artist Rita McKeough. The installation, entitled Murmurations, creates an immersive environment that engages the viewer with sound, interactive projected animation, kinetics, and sculptural components, existing as an homage to harmonious occurrences in nature. The stated intention of both artists is to create an environment that acts as a playful response to our concerns with the state of the natural world and the desire to constructively collaborate. Organized by the Owens Art Gallery, the exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue with guest-writer Erin Wunker. Produced with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Alex Colville, Athletes, 1961, oil and synthetic resin on board

The Colville Gallery

14 May - Ongoing

A permanent exhibition space devoted to the work of Alex Colville (1920-2013), one of Canada's most celebrated artists and one of Mount Allison University's best known graduates. The Gallery features the installation of the mural Athletes, commissioned by Mount Allison for its new Athletic Centre in 1961. Designed around the theme of the student athlete, the mural was the focal point of the new building; it remained there for over 50 years, until its present installation in the stable and secure environment of Owens Art Gallery. Other artworks by Colville are also on view, including many of the preparatory drawings for Athletes and examples of the artist's serigraphs.

Image: Alex Colville, Athletes, 1961, oil and synthetic resin on board

 

 Margaret Chipman, Tantramar Marsh,c.1960, oil on board, Purchased with funds from the Blanche Beatrice Peppard Endowment Fund

Tantramar again, again:
An exhibition celebrating twenty years of the Tantramar Heritage Trust

17 June - 4 September

This year the Tantramar Heritage Trust, Sackville, NB, celebrates its 20th anniversary. The Owens Art Gallery and Mount Allison University are honoured and pleased to participate in this celebration with the presentation of an exhibition on the theme of the Tantramar Marsh, including works by Thaddeus Holownia, Edward Pulford, Ethel Ogden, Garry Neill Kennedy and others. The exhibition is accompanied by a slide show of contemporary and historical photographs provided by members of the Trust.

Image: Margaret Chipman, Tantramar Marsh,c.1960, oil on board, Purchased with funds from the Blanche Beatrice Peppard Endowment Fund

Owens Art Gallery

A Virtual Companion to All Things Useful and Artistic: Applied Arts at Mount Allison University 1906-1960

online now

This Virtual Companion accompanies the exhibition All Things Useful and Artistic: Applied Arts at Mount Allison University 1906-1960. Serving as a legacy for the exhibition, this website provides in-depth features on selected objects, behind-the-scenes documentation of the exhibition installation, video footage of conservation treatments, archival photographs and oral histories from graduates of the Applied Arts program.

The Virtual Companion is made possible through funding from the Sheila Hugh MacKay Foundation.

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