The Gardiner is now open from Thursday - Sunday, including free weekend admission! There's plenty of space to reconnect and amazing art to discover in all corners of the Museum. Clay Restaurant is still open Tuesday - Sunday. Reservations fill up fast, so book your table early. Please read our new health and safety policies before you visit.
From sticky to crusty, pliable to powdery, and shaped to shapeless, clay’s ability to transform in real time is prompting a new generation of artists to explore the possibilities of this ancient material. RAW features new work by four artists who are pushing boundaries with unfired clay: Cassils, Magdolene Dykstra, Azza El Siddique, and Linda Swanson. See it now!
We're firing up the kilns again! Join us on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 - 3 pm for drop in clay classes in our pottery studios. We've reduced our class sizes to allow for safe physical distancing, and instituted new health and safety protocols. Registration opens online at 10 am on the morning of the class. We can't wait to see you back in the studios!
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Curated by Charles Q. Mason
Art has become increasingly cross-disciplinary over the past several decades. Many artists today no longer confine themselves to one medium or one approach, but instead explore multiple materials and modes of creative expression. This phenomenon has affected ceramics as much as any other genre.
Breaking Boundaries features the work of four Canadian artists under the age of 40 whose work illustrates a variety of cross-disciplinary approaches to contemporary ceramic art. Although each of these artists approaches ceramics from a different perspective and integrates clay with other materials in different ways, their work collectively makes a strong case that ceramics remains a vital and relevant part of contemporary art practice in the 21st century. The four artists included in the exhibition are Brendan Tang from British Columbia; Marc Courtemanche from Saskatchewan; Shary Boyle from Ontario; and Carmela Laganse from Quebec.
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