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Talk and Tour of Jock
Macdonald: Evolving Form

Sunday, 1 February, 1-3pm

ArtLab artist in residence Pete Smith will discuss his relationship to abstraction and the development of his recent ArtLab installation.

Senior Curator Linda Jansma will share the story of her discovery of the previously unknown Macdonald works, followed by a guided tour of Jock Macdonald: Evolving Form.

Running On Empty Catalogue Launch

Sunday, 1 February, 1-3:30pm

Join Running On Empty curator Heather Nicol and the artists for the launch of the exhibition catalogue. There will also be an informal tour of the exhibition. 

Valentines Day Dinner

Saturday, 14 February, 6:30pm and 8:30pm

Join us on Valentine's Day at Arthur's on the 4th for a delicious dinner catered by Pillar's Catering.

Two seatings - 6:30pm, 8:30pm.

Contact Cheryl-Ann for reservations at 905 576 3000 x103 or czamulinski@rmg.on.ca

Play all Day Family Day!

Monday, 16 February, 2015


Come and enjoy a fun day off with the family at the RMG! We will convert the gallery spaces into a science lab! These playful science experiments with gravity, colour and more will result in brilliant masterpieces to take home.

Pay by donation ($5 per family suggested)

Artist talk with Margaret Rodgers

Sunday 22 February, 1-3pm

Local artist Margaret Rodgers has created a new body of work in Closeups as an extension of her ongoing interest in Oshawa’s heritage. Using photographs from the Thomas Bouckley Collection as a jumping off point, Rodgers has created a series of mixed media works that ask the viewer to take a closer look at scenes from Oshawa’s history.



Abstraction in Canada:
The Legacy of Jock Macdonald

Saturday, 7 March 2015, 10am – 4pm

This one-day symposium at the RMG will explore the life and work of Canadian painter Jock Macdonald, including postwar abstraction in Canada and Macdonald’s influence on the last century of Canadian art.  This event is held in conjunction with Jock Macdonald: Evolving Form —the first major retrospective of the artist's work in over thirty years. The exhibition tour extends from the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Robert McLaughlin Gallery and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria - making The RMG the only stop east of British Columbia to see this important retrospective. 

The day will include an in-depth tour of the exhibition, a light lunch and refreshments and presentations from art historians, researchers, students and curators. Curator Linda Jansma will also share the fascinating story of how she discovered a trove of previously unknown early Automatics, buried in the archives of The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

Lunch and refreshments included. $20 / $15 students / Free for RMG Members

Registration required - click here to register. Contact esweeney@rmg.on.ca for more information.

Exhibition Talk and Tour

Sunday 29 March, 1-3pm

The artists gathered for Running On Empty position the car as a mediating force in our evolving relationship with landscapes. Here, expeditions have unexpected consequences, bucolic scenes become a blur, a car’s interior overpowers a sense of connection to the exterior world, or a machine’s potential to transport us to
better things may be unattainable.

ARTiculate! Durham Catholic District
School Board Exhibition

The annual student exhibition returns with works from students from the Durham Catholic District School Board.

Join us in celebrating the work of young artists at the opening reception on Thursday 30 April. 7-9pm. The exhibition runs until May 17.

Members’ Bring-a-Friend Event

Sunday 26 April from 2-4pm

Members are invited to bring-a-friend on Sunday 26 April from 2-4pm. Members and their guest will receive a 20% discount in the RMG Shop, enjoy refreshments, and listen to Senior Curator, Linda Jansma’s Evolving Form research journey.

Youth Volunteer Leaders Symposium

Thursday 14 May

Youth volunteer leaders are invited to a symposium on Thursday 14 May that will explore youth volunteerism in Durham Region. Including a keynote speaker, learning opportunities, panel discussions and networking. We encourage all youth volunteers, coordinators, and administrators to register now to get involved!

Spaces Limited. Contact Norah O’Donnell to register at nodonnell@rmg.on.ca. This event is supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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