Past Exhibitions

Past exhibitions held at The Tate Gallery

Still: Paintings by Melanie Brown

September 27 – October 26, 2014
Thursday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm

Paintings by Melanie Brown

Browne’s exhibition at the Tate Gallery will include work from several genres. The quiet and serenity of still life is a theme that continues, and will be joined by new pastoral and landscape images. Always it is the natural world that inspires her, and the challenge of finding a match in shape and colour to the subtle beauty of the observed world.

Ganaraska Studio Tour: paintings by Pamela Tate and glass work by Susan Rankin

May 31 – June 1, 2014, 10am – 5pm

painting by Pamela Tate

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Susan Rankin has been creating extraordinary pieces in glass for over twenty years and has been celebrated with awards and honours throughout the country. Her unique pieces include decorative flower vases, more abstract pieces and garden columns which can be left out all year round, catching light in interesting ways as the sun travels across the sky and making interesting statements when covered with snow.

Three Weeks in Canton: Paintings by Deborah Uman-Sures

April 26 – May 18, 2014
Thursday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm

Opening reception: Sunday, April 27, 1 – 4pm with artist talk at 2pm

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Deborah has worked professionally as an art director, designer and children’s book illustrator. She has taught painting, drawing and design history in the Canadian prairies as well as at OCAD. Her diverse interests have led her to study Japanese brush work in Kyoto, Japan and French language and culture at The Sorbonne in Paris.

Deborah’s paintings are found in private collections across North America as well as in France, a broad range of her work can also be found in books, film, advertising and galleries.

Journey of the Soul: Abstract paintings by Judith Myers

October 5 – 20, 2013
Thursdays to Sundays, 10 am – 5 pm

Opening reception: Saturday Oct 5, 1 – 4 pm

Abstract paintings by Judith Myers

Judith is a mixed media artist presently living in Vancouver. This exhibition of works is the inspired result of a recent trip to Holland where she participated in a workshop on a canal boat studying in depth the history of the Dutch Masters and practicing traditional techniques using contemporary materials.

Website: www.judithmyers.net

Gestures: Works by printmaker Janita Wiersma, jewellery by Linda Van Der Beek and lino cuts by Heather Cameron

Sept 14 – 29, 2013
Thursday to Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm

Opening reception: Saturday Sept 14, 1 – 4 pm

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Janita is an artist from Cold Springs, Ontario, a location to which she has recently returned. After studying Fine Arts in New Brunswick and Quebec she now works as a print maker in Northumberland County. Her work is a visual distillation of an experience of the world and is concerned with landscape and place as processes through which a self is born.

Linda’s unique jewellery is elegant and unusual. Using semi-precious stones, interesting silver clasps and precise hand-knotting techniques, her sometimes asymmetrical pieces can be alternately delicate and powerful.

After taking a hiatus during her university years, Heather is excited to finally have more time to devote to her art. Continuing to gravitate towards the simplicity if black and white design, she notices, honours and elevates everyday experiences by giving expression to them in her art. Having grown up near Port Hope, she now resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia.