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Dance installation moves audiences Community members perform in a dance installation that explores the universality of caregiving
Jan29

Dance installation moves audiences Community members perform in a dance installation that explores the universality of caregiving

Photos C/O Peggy Baker Dance Projects It has been said that life is a dance. No one knows that better than celebrated Canadian dance artist Peggy Baker whose dance installation Move captures the duality of caregiving. The free installation will be performed on Feb. 2 at the Art Gallery of Hamilton as part of McMaster University’s Socrates Project. The dance installation takes place in a 28 by 28-foot square surrounded by a frame.  It...

Keeping old traditions alive Women's Art Association of Hamilton celebrates 125 years with annual juried exhibition  
Jan24

Keeping old traditions alive Women's Art Association of Hamilton celebrates 125 years with annual juried exhibition  

Photos C/O Catherine Goce By: Natalie Clark This year marks the 125th anniversary of the Women’s Art Association of Hamilton. To kick off celebrations, the WAAH is featuring their annual juried exhibition at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. The Celebrations! exhibit features art from current and past members of the WAAH.   The WAAH was created in 1894 by a group of women who feared that cultural and artistic pursuits would be lost in...

Constructed Identities brings disability art to McMaster Canadian artist Persimmon Blackbridge’s mixed media exhibit makes a stop on campus
Jan24

Constructed Identities brings disability art to McMaster Canadian artist Persimmon Blackbridge’s mixed media exhibit makes a stop on campus

Photos by Kyle West In the lobby of L.R. Wilson Hall, human figures constructed of wood carving and found objects are fastened to a series of nine panels. At the bottom of the panels are phrases chronicling the thoughts that the artist, Persimmon Blackbridge, had while making the work. The figures come together to question the way in which society frames disability as a fracturing of life rather than an expected part of it....

Where the Soul is Never Frozen Hamilton artist reconnects with land by photographing the frozen prairies
Jan24

Where the Soul is Never Frozen Hamilton artist reconnects with land by photographing the frozen prairies

Photos by Kyle West By: Andrew Mrozowski From a very young age, Annette Paiement felt connected to the land she played on. It was this connection that would eventually lead her on a road to Hamilton, then on a solo drive to Northern Winnipeg and back home to share her experiences through the Where the Soul is Never Frozen exhibit. “As a kid, I would leave the house first thing in the morning and wouldn’t come home until dusk… I loved...

Doing the steam museum justice 3D photography exhibit at the steam museum captures the beauty of the 19th century steam engines
Jan22

Doing the steam museum justice 3D photography exhibit at the steam museum captures the beauty of the 19th century steam engines

Photo C/O Doing It Justice: The Steam Museum in 3-D When Hamilton designer Jennifer Kaye visited the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology National Historic Site, she was struck by the beauty and craftsmanship of the 19th century steam-powered water pumping engines. It was something that couldn’t quite be captured in a 2D image. That is why her images of the 1859 Waterworks are in 3D. From Jan. 19 to Sept. 8, the Museum of Steam and...

Lights, sound, action Atmospheric Studies II: Singularity is a light and sound installation taking participants out of this world
Jan17

Lights, sound, action Atmospheric Studies II: Singularity is a light and sound installation taking participants out of this world

Photos by Matthew Cummer Imagine you are in an art gallery but all the lights are turned off. You are immersed in lights and sound, absorbing different aspects of the audio-visual gallery. That is the best way to describe Atmospheric Studies II: Singularity. The one-hour light and sound show is the second in the Atmospheric Studies series that began last March. This year more shows are lined up, with two to three shows a day from Jan....