Upcoming Exhibitions

Bright yellow and orange weaving

Warps, Heddles, Shuttles and Sheds: The Art and History of Weaving at Mount Allison University

Spring 2021

Curated by Jane Tisdale

The exhibition will feature weaving and basketry created mainly throughout the careers of Mount Allison alumni such as: Patricia Pollett McClelland, Dawn MacNutt, Harriet Campbell Meacher, Ann Pickard Langley, Carolyn Manzer McMullen, and Joyce Chown; as well as the history of the weaving program (1927 to 1960) and the handicraft guild (1931 to approx. 1950) that operated within the Owens Art Gallery.

The Owens Art Gallery gratefully acknowledges Mount Allison University for providing the bedrock of financial support upon which our programs rest. We are also extremely grateful to receive ongoing assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts, as well as funding from the New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, the Town of Sackville, the Rotary Club of Sackville, and a loyal group of generous donors. We sincerely thank our staff, student interns, volunteers, and supporters in the community of Sackville and the broader Atlantic region. This exhibition catalogue was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the Owens Art Gallery, but particularly Laura and Byrne Harper. 

Image: Joyce Chown, wool textile, c. 1995, 85 x 81 cm. Collection of Sue Schlatter.

A woman dressed in an intricately beaded colourful Mi'kmaq jingle dress, confidednelty stands looking out over the ocean. She is holding a fan of feathers and also wears them in her hair.

these are our monuments

Summer 2021

Works by rudi aker, Patricia Bourque, Lindsay Dobbin, Megan Musseau

Curated by Emily Critch






Image: Patricia Bourque, Honor, 2016, archival inkjet print, courtesy of the artist.

Large cube like building against a sunset

Umbrella Projects


The ever-changing reality of COVID-19 makes it difficult to program future exhibitions, performances, symposia, and residencies with any sense of certainty. The need to ensure the safety of audiences, and adhere to ever-shifting restrictions regarding travel and crowd sizes leaves most in-gallery projects in doubt.

With this in mind, the Owens Art Gallery and Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre are excited to announce Umbrella Projects, a new collaborative venture designed to pool our resources, energies, and respective strengths in order to facilitate new, innovative, off-site programming for the next twelve months.

In a town the size of Sackville, these types of collaborations were already frequent and fruitful; now they feel essential—part of the age-old tradition of neighbours pulling together in a time of crisis. Rather than retrofitting existing programming to suit an online platform, we aim to entirely reimagine the possibilities—to expand not retreat. We are dedicated to providing opportunities for artists to realize unusual or strategic projects and, in the coming months, we will roll out a series of new platforms coupled with calls for submissions soliciting proposals for exciting off-site, on-paper, and on-screen projects.

Image: Alan Kong, 2020

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