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!
As we begin to welcome visitors back to the Gardiner, we need your support to continue offering innovative and engaging exhibitions, programs, and community projects on site and online. Make a donation and help us build community with clay.
Ceramics has been reborn in recent years as a contemporary medium, captivating a new generation of artists working in clay today. Discover the work of five up-and-coming artists from across Canada, nominated by a panel of practitioners, collectors and arts educators. Who’s the breakout art star this year? We want you to be the judge! Vote for your favourite to win the $10,000 grand prize!
David R. Harper (Ontario)
Derya Akay (British Columbia)
Lisa Henriques (British Columbia)
Veronika Horlik (Montreal) WINNER
Zane Wilcox (Saskatchewan)
The Nominating Committee
Rory MacDonald, Assistant Professor, Chair of Craft, NSCAD University, Halifax
Pascale Girardin, Artist and Designer, Montreal
Joe Friday, Contemporary Art Collector, Ottawa
Ydessa Hendeles, Contemporary Art Collector, Toronto and New York City
Sally Michener, Artist and Teacher, Vancouver
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