Upcoming Exhibitions

A figure dressed in a purple crochet outfit with flower crown


A Handmade Assembly

20 to 23 November 2019 
Sackville, NB

A Handmade Assembly is a community event that brings together artists, curators, and others from the region and beyond to lead discussions, facilitate workshops, initiate projects, open exhibitions, and share in a common thread—the handmade.

Now in its ninth year, the Assembly is a response to the significant number of artists who have in recent years been using materials and processes that are laborious, often intimate, and usually associated with traditional craft methods. In the process, Sackville has become a centre for the appreciation of the handmade in contemporary culture and a venue for artists to discuss their practices and make new and necessary networks.


2019 participants include:

Lisa Binkley
Tara Bursey
Paul Butler
Onya Hogan-Finlay
Marcia Huyer
Logan MacDonald
Lucas Morneau
Alana Morouney
Carley Mullaly
Roula Partheniou
Carmen Robertson
Larry Weyand

A Handmade Assembly is organized collaboratively by the Owens Art Gallery and Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre with the support of the Fine Arts Department at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick.

Image: Lucas Morneau, Awww Luhhh, 2017, acrylic merino/nylon blend yarn and Swarovski crystals, courtesy of the artist


Graphic that reads The Collage Party in cut up letters

The Collage Party

21 November to 15 December 2019 

For over twenty years, the staple in Paul Butler's artistic practice has been The Collage Party—a nomadic, public studio where people come together and make art in a social setting.

Butler has worked with children, older adults, artists living with a mental and/or physical disability, and artists of all levels and disciplines. The Collage Party functions both as Paul Butler's studio, where he produces collage, as well as a platform for people of all backgrounds and artistic levels to come together and experience the benefits of making art in a group setting.

The Collage Party has been staged throughout North America and Europe in museums, private residences, public schools, universities, hospitals, department stores, and community centres.

This exhibition is a part of A Handmade Assembly, 20 -23 November.

Film still from Reading Canda Backwards

Steve Topping: Reading Canada Backwards

15 November to 15 December 2019
Owens Picture Window
From dusk to dawn

Curated by Emily Falvey

Organized as part of the 150th anniversary celebrations for the Intercolonial Railway, which arrived in Sackville on 30 November 1869

Image: Steve Topping, Reading Canada Backwards, 1995, 8mm film transferred to HDR video, courtesy of the artist


Digitally alterned archival image of Alex Colville's mural Athletes, 1961, showing the artist looking at the work

Fairy Tails

Works by Amalie Atkins, Aganetha Dyck, Diana Thorneycroft, Meryl McMaster, Sylvia Ptak, Vicky Sabourin, Anna Torma, Laura Vickerson, Janice Wright Cheney

10 January to 1 April 2020
Vernissage: 17 January, 7:00 pm

Curated by Anne Koval

Image: Diana Thorneycroft, Herd-girl (gardener and keeper of memory), 2015, digital photograph, courtesy of the artist


sketch for Claire Cunningham's performance tributary

Opening Exercises

17 January to 1 April 2020
Vernissage: 17 January, 7:00 pm

Curated by Emily Falvey

A project by Didier Morelli, featuring contributions from Eunice Bélidor and Camille Georgeson-Usher

Image: Didier Morelli, 1.52 x 2.42 meters, 2019, print media, courtesy of the artist


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