We've reopened exclusively to Gardiner Friends & Get Acquainted cardholders, and we'll reopen to the public with two days of free admission on July 11 and 12. Regular admission rates resume on July 13. We can't wait to welcome you back! 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. It reopens to the public on July 11!
We're posting family-friendly art activities inspired by our collection and the endless possibilities of clay. Visit our Family Day page for weekly crafts, colouring pages, and more fun art projects that you can enjoy at home.
Every object in our permanent collection can be accessed through our eMuseum portal. Learn about individual collecting areas, like Italian Maiolica or Modern and Contemporary Ceramics, or search the full collection by keyword. You'll be amazed by what you discover!
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The Gardiner celebrates the inauguration of the Joan Courtois Gallery, spanning three levels of the Museum’s soaring staircase, with a commissioned work by Nurille Stern. Drawing from medieval European manuscripts and relief sculpture, Fable features a fantastical cast of cats, mice, and mythical creatures. Stern’s innovative lattice-like components emphasize the vertical space of the gallery, marrying clay with stained glass and polymerized gypsum.
About the Artist
Nurielle Stern is an emerging artist and graduate of Alfred University’s renowned MFA program in Ceramic Art. Stern first exhibited at the Gardiner Museum in 2013, and in 2015, her interactive installation, The Bone Runners, was presented at the Gardiner as a Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Independent Project.
She received the 2018 Craft Ontario Volunteer Committee Emerging Artist Award, and is the 2019 winner of the Winnifred Shantz Award for Ceramics.
Header image: Fable, detail; ceramic and stained glass; 2019
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