We believe that art is for everyone. Join us this summer from Wednesday - Sunday for FREE Museum admission, hands-on activities, outdoor art displays, studio classes, dining, shopping, and more. Whether you want to explore the indoor galleries or engage with art outdoors, we're here for you. We can't wait to welcome you back to the Gardiner!
We've reopened our doors with a series of new artworks and exhibitions on display, including HEAVY SHINE, part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival; Sheridan Graduate Show: Audax 8, a showcase of work by the next generation of ceramic artists; and Garniture Remix, an installation of vases and vessels from all areas of the collection. There's so much to discover!
We've officially launched hands-on art activities on the plaza - all summer, all outdoors, all free! Join us every Wednesday - Sunday for kids colouring activities, clay bird making workshops, and family days, part of Gardiner Goes Outside. Plan a visit with family or friends and reconnect over clay.
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With the Museum closed temporarily, we need your support to continue to offer innovative and engaging exhibitions, programs, and community projects online, as well as plan for the future. Please consider making a donation to help us build community with clay.
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Emerging Hamilton-based artist Marissa Y Alexander is showcasing her work in the Gardiner’s Richard Rooney & Laura Dinner Window Gallery as part of our Gardiner Goes Outside program. Marissa will lead a clay demonstration while in conversation with host and fellow ceramic artist, Habiba El-Sayed. The event will also feature an audience Q&A.
About the Artist
Marissa Y Alexander is an artist currently living and working in Hamilton, Ontario. She builds with clay to make both functional and sculptural ceramic objects. She is interested in the process of discovering form through coil building and establishing alluring surfaces, creating pattern and narrative to visually describe her vision – vision as something of great beauty – vision as
envisioning contemporary life. Marissa received her MFA in Ceramic Art from Alfred University (2019) and was previously a full-time Artist-In-Residence at Harbourfront Centre. She has a BA in Sociology from McMaster University and an Advanced Diploma in Craft and Design (Ceramics) from Sheridan College.
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