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The Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery respects the cultural rights of First Nations and asks that artists' work be culturally appropriate in its content.
Exhibition Opening Saturday August 5, 2017
Guest Speaker: Sheila Norgate
Artist Intake: August 1 & 2, 2017
Artist Out-take: August 18, 2017
What happens when a prolific, thriving visual artist collides head-on with a recession, and her creative voice leaves the building? How do you bring disenchanted muses back to the bargaining table? What does it mean to go from making a living, to making a life?
In 2007 when the U.S. sub-prime mortgage crisis was still only a glint in Fanny Mae’s eye, Canadian painter Sheila Norgate was riding the crest of a wave. Defying the art-world gender gravity that rendered the work of women under-represented in galleries, under-collected in museums, and underpaid at auction, Norgate was making a decent living solely from the avails of her art practice. Demand for her work had steadily grown and she was averaging two or three exhibitions each year.
Then, within one dizzying eight month span, starting in the spring of 2008, the scaffolding of her carefully constructed career started to collapse, taking with it much more than her financial livelihood. Somewhere along the line, her sense of value and worth had become laminated with success, and as this so-called success began to fade, she lost her footing on the loose gravel of false ground.
However, a funny thing happened on her way to the floor; it might have been global economic woes that toppled the house of cards she was living in, but it was Grace that showed her what she needed to learn while she was down there.
Join Canadian painter Sheila Norgate in this frank and powerful exploration as she shares her journey through the crucible of loss, and emerges on the other side with a whole new way of seeing.
Fibre Art Voices - A Fine Line
Textile Art and Mixed Media Show
Exhibition Opening: August 20th, 1pm-4pm
Exhibition Opening: September 2nd, 2017 7pm at the Waterfront Gallery Refreshments
Guest Speaker: Paul Fudge
Artist In-Take: August 29th and 30th
Artist Out-Take: September 22nd
The Art of Kiln'n It.
Opening Reception September 23, 2017 @ 7PM Refreshments, live music.
10 extraordinary potters will have their work on display and for sale September 23 - October 1, 2017 From 11 am - 4 pm daily
Exhibition Opening: October 7th
Guest Artist: Morgan Saddlington
Artist In-Take: October 3rd and 4th
Artist Out-Take: October 20th
Exhibition Opening: November 4th
Guest Speaker: Ashley Marston
Artist In-Take: October 31st and Nov 1st
Artist Out-Take: November 17th
Exhibition Opening: December 2nd
Artist In-Take: November 28th and 29th
Artist Out-Take: December 23rd