Whitby

Canada



Address:
1450 Henry Street
Ontario
L1N 0A8
Phone: 1-905-668-1934
Website: www.whitbystationgallery.com

Station Gallery

Station Gallery is a non-profit public art gallery and vibrant cultural centre offering Whitby and neighbouring Durham Region communities, a variety of art exhibitions, child, youth, adult and family art programs, classes and workshops, performances and special events.


Exhibitions

Life of Water
January 6 - February 18, 2007
The Life of Water exhibition features black and white photographs by contemporary Canadian photographers, on view January 6 to February 18, 2007.

This show is thematically related to the uses and abuses of water, a precious natural resource, portrayed through black and white photographs. This exhibition was organized and circulated by PhotoSensitive (www.photosensitive.com). PhotoSensitive's Life of Water project is funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

David Suzuki describes water as a sacred, precious, life-giving liquid. Canada is a land rich in water with more than 18 per cent of the planet's fresh water in the Great Lakes alone. We use it and abuse it. In 2004, Photosensitive invited 100 Canadian photographers to capture their vision of water, to create pictures that would connect us all. The result is an exhibition of black-and-white photographs we hope will cause you to think about the value water brings to your life every day.*

This photographic exhibition kicks off Station Gallery’s exciting line up for 2007. “The 2007 exhibition schedule is vibrant and diverse. It skillfully combines the work of regional, national and internationally recognized artists. Life of Water is the perfect launch our new exhibition season. It’s visually engaging and brings with it an important message of the value of water, reminding us that we often overlook its tremendous significance. Life of Water is a ‘must see’ for everyone


Forthcoming exhibitions

Greg Forrest
February 24 - April 8
An exhibition of representational 1:1 scale bronze sculpture by Sobey Award-nominated London-based artist Greg Forrest comprising his Stanley Cup Washing Machine, and Drum Kit, a piece replicating the instruments used by the late Keith Moon, former drummer for The Who.

Ryan Legassicke
February 24 - April 8
This mixed media sculptural site-specific installation, includes drawing, photography and sculpture by this Pickering artist.

Order Inside Chaos
Mary Ellen McQuay
April 14 - May 27
Order Inside Chaos comprises photographic installations by Whitby artist Mary Ellen McQuay based on her experiences of natural sites that include the native marshlands of Whitby, northern Canadian lakes and the Atlantic shoreline.

Paper Planes II
June 2 - July 15
Paper Planes II, is comprised of print works from the Station Gallery Permanent Collection.

Durham Potters Guild
July 21 - September 2
A group exhibition, which features works of members of the Durham Potters Guild.

Turn of the Screw
Keith Campbell
July 21 - September 2
A solo exhibition of clay sculpture lovingly satirizing ideas of Canadian culture by renowned North Bay-based ceramist Keith Campbell.

Landmarks of Industrial Britain
Carl Zimmerman
September 8 – October 21
A photo-conceptual installation by Nova Scotia artist Carl Zimmerman comprising images of faux architectural structures of 19th century England.

Landmarks of Whitby
September 9 - October 21
Photographic images of Whitby’s architectural past with an emphasis on the former Whitby Psychiatric Hospital.

Prohibited Areas & NonSites: Invoking Camp X & Pickering Works
October 27 -...+ [ Read all ]


Cost

Free. Donations accepted.


Opening hours

Monday
10:00 - 4:30 pm

Tuesday
10:00 - 4:30 pm

Wednesday
10:00 - 4:30 pm

Thursday
10:00 - 9:00 pm

Friday
10:00 - 4:30 pm

Saturday
12:00 - 4:00 pm

Sunday
12:00 - 4:00 pm


Getting there

Station Gallery is located across the street from the GO Train station. Trains hourly from Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. Free Parking.

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Facilities

Three galleries, art studios, print studio, wheelchair accessible.


Museum internal and external photos (3)

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News and events

Following our recent expansion, Station Gallery can now focus on enhancing the cultural experiences in Durham Region with unique exhibitions, local art competitions and superior child/youth and adult art programs.


FAQ's

What is Station Gallery?

Station Gallery is a non-profit public art gallery and vibrant cultural centre offering Whitby and neighbouring Durham Region communities, a variety of art exhibitions, child, youth, adult and family art programs, classes and workshops, performances and special events.


What is a Public Art Gallery?

A Public art gallery mounts exhibitions by artists (who receive payment for showcasing their work) and actively acquires art works for their Permanent Collections. No direct commercial sales activity takes place in public galleries (though many have gift shops and art rental/sales facilities as part of separate fundraising activities).

The primary focus for Public art galleries is to make art available to be seen (sometimes touched, heard, and even occasionally smelled) by the general public and to provide arts education.


What is Station Gallery’s admission fee?

Entry into the Station Gallery is free. The gallery offers visitors the chance to view exhibitions and Permanent Collection – free of charge. Please note special events offered through Station Gallery may require the purchase of event tickets (complete event costs can be confirmed through the gallery at 905-668-4185)

Station Gallery graciously accepts donations in lieu of admission fees, which go directly towards enhancing the galleries child, youth, adult and family art programs.


How can I learn more about Station Gallery exhibitions, programs, and special events?

It’s simple! Sign up for Station Gallery’s E-News on our website home page. Select the E-News Sign Up and be the first to know what creative, hands-on, innovati...+ [ Read all ]


Education

Classes, Programs & Workshops

Station Gallery offers unique classes, programs and workshops in a variety of mediums and session lengths, offered to children, youth, adults and families.

Let your imagination be your guide as you and your family explore all that art has to offer with Station Gallery activities which include:

• Children's Art After School programs
• Children/Youth Weekend Artscapes *NEW*
• Children's March Break Sessions *NEW*
• Youth Weekend Artscapes *NEW*
• Saturday Child & Youth Programs *NEW*
• Adult Day & Evening Programs
• Parents & Tots
• Family Art Days
• Weekend Workshops
• Open Studio sessions*

All classes, programs and workshops available through Station Gallery are lead by professional artists. *Note the Open Studio sessions are the only activities offered by Station Gallery that are uninstructed.

Station Gallery classes, programs and workshops cover topics in:

• Painting
• Drawing
• Printmaking
• Hand Built Ceramics
• Mixed Media
• Fiber and Fabric
• Sculpture

Contact Station Gallery directly at 905-668-4185, be sure to register early as program space is limited!


Groups

Station Gallery offers the opportunity for you and your group, class or club to tour the newly renovated facility. Visit this public art gallery and enjoy a truly unique experience at Station Gallery.


Schools

An Educational experience like no other ...
School groups and teachers are always welcome at Station Gallery. Make our newly renovated facility a class room for a day, and educate your students on just how fun art, and an art gallery can be.


Families

Family Fun Days

Experience the wonders of art as a family! Open to families of all ages - create an original work of art inspired by the galleries current exhibition. Facilitiated by a professional artist instructor, you and your family can make your mark in Painting, Puppet Making and/or Sculpture in our newly renovated studios. A truly unique experience - you'll even take home your families creation!


Children

Station Gallery offers budding artists the opportunity to explore their creative minds, bring to life their imaginations and artistically express themselves during a variety of Station Gallery child oriented classes and programs


Adults

You're never too young to discover art ...

Enjoy the many unique experiences that art has to offer - explore the wonders of various art techniques and mediums through instructed programs with Station Gallery.


Membership

Station Gallery Membership

A membership with Station Gallery (SG) is an investment in both the gallery and the community. Our Membership program allows you and your family to enjoy an unforgettable cultural experience, all year long.

SG Memberships allow us to pursue engaging, artistic and cultural exhibitions, events and educational programming in order to create a gallery for the community of Durham Region!

Memberships help Station Gallery ensure the following:

• Care of the galleries permanent art collection
• Staging of quality exhibitions, that bring art to life
• Education and public programs for children and adults
• Developing and preserving our community's cultural vitality

Members have the opportunity to experience a unique and personal relationship with Station Gallery. Member benefits include:

• SG News – to stay informed of Station Gallery events and gallery activities
• Invitation to members only previews and special events
• Discount on studio classes and workshops
• Opportunities to enter the Annual Members Exhibition
• Reciprocal benefits through OAAG galleries (Ie: Free Admission for Station Gallery members at select OAAG galleries, visit www.oaag.org for further details)
• Knowledge that you're supporting your public art gallery


Membership Rates
Family $35*
Adult $25
Student $15**
Senior $10

*Family membership includes 2 Adults and 2 Youth under the age of 18.
**Student memberships are for individuals up to the age of 18 years.+ [ Read all ]


Sponsorship

There are many ways to get involved ...

Station Gallery is a vibrant cultural centre dedicated to bringing art and people together. Partnerships with individuals, corporations, organizations and people like you are critical to the success of Station Gallery serving within the community of Durham Region.

For information on how to support Station Gallery and our many exhibitions, workshops, programs and special events, contact us at 905-668-4185 or by email at stationgallery@whitby.ca.