WAG Current Exhibitions

A Cottage in England: Florence Carlyle from 1913- 1923


Florence Carlyle, Canadian, 1984-1923, High Noon, c. 1916, Oil on canvas. Purchased with funds from the Volunteer Committee and the City of Woodstock. Photo: John Tamblyn

Exhibition Dates: October 13, 2017 to September 15, 2018

Curated by Roberta Grosland, Head of Collections

Woodstock artist Florence Carlyle moved to England in the spring of 1913, on the eve of the First World War. This exhibit features Carlyle’s paintings completed in England during and after the First World War.


Uncertain Bearings


Ron Milton, As the Crow Flies, 2005, Kinetic Sculpture bronze, brass and marble. Gift of the artist.

Exhibition Dates: February 17, 2018 to January 26, 2019

Curated by Roberta Grosland, Head of Collections

Uncertain Bearings explores the age old question, “How do we find our way?” using works from the Woodstock Art Gallery’s permanent collection. All works in Uncertain Bearings deal in some form with direction, place and distance. However, they are about more than just a place or destination. The artists that have created these works inspire us to look at our environment or situations in new ways. In other words, they encourage us to take in our bearings.

Visual Elements 60: Annual Juried Exhibition

Visual Elements: 60th Annual Juried Exhibition Poster

Exhibition Dates: July 18 to October 13, 2018

Opening Reception at all Three Galleries: Wednesday July 18, 2018 at 5 pm

Closing Reception: Saturday October 13, 2018 at 2 pm

Visual Elements: Annual Juried Exhibition celebrates the breadth and diversity of talent that resides in Oxford County. Mounted in partnership with Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre and Tillsonburg Station Arts Centre.


Patricia Deadman is a visual artist, independent curator and writer. She has a Fine Arts Diploma, from Fanshawe College and BFA Visual Art, from the University of Windsor. She has participated in numerous artist residencies in Banff, Alberta; Paris, France; Oaxaca and Merida, Mexico. Her lens-based work has been exhibited since the 80’s in numerous group and solo exhibitions. Deadman has curated numerous inter/national curatorial projects since the late 90’s and has represented Canada as a member of the Canada Council-Aboriginal Curators Delegation to the Venice Biennale and Basel Art Fair and the Sydney Biennale and New Zealand. Patricia currently lives in Woodstock, Ontario.

Joseph Hubbard earned an M.A., B.F.A. (studio) and B.A (art history) from the University of Illinois, and became a Canadian citizen in 1974. His teaching career included 20 years teaching sculpture and modern art history at Bealart in London. He has been an advisor to the Ontario Government on art education, served as artists’ representative on the Board of Directors of Museum London, and is a past president of Canadian Artists Representation (C.A.R.) at the Forest City Gallery, London (Canada). His own practice revisits 10 themes in series, gradually refining each interpretation, applying satiric social criticism. The artist maintains a studio in London where he utilizes extremely diverse media, including ceramics, metals, fiberglass, wood, photography, plastics, vacuum forming, video, and detritus. The results are widely held in public and private collections including the Gardiner Museum, Toronto; Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, Waterloo; Museum London; McIntosh Gallery, Western University; Art Gallery of Burlington; Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound; and the Woodstock Art Gallery.


Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Tabitha Verbuyst has always had a keen interest in the arts. After deciding to further pursue an education in the field of art, Tabitha went on to receive a three year Advanced Diploma of Fine Art from Fanshawe College in April 2011. From there, Tabitha travelled to Nova Scotia and received her Bachelor of Fine Art Degree from NSCAD University with a specialty in painting in April 2013. Tabitha works primarily in a mixture of acrylic and oil paints, but her recent works have included a mixed media combination of ink and watercolours. Tabitha has turned her passion into a career and now works as the Assistant General Manager/Class Coordinator at the Tillsonburg Station Arts Centre. She has demonstrated some variety of her talents by teaching classes in her community. Tabitha now resides in Tillsonburg, Ontario with her husband and two daughters.


Thriving Spectrum: 60 Years of Annual Juried Exhibitions in Oxford County


Jaquie Poole, Flat Rock, 2009, acrylic on masonite, 36” x 48”, photo credit: Rita Taylor

Exhibition Dates: July 14 to October 13, 2018

Opening Reception: Wednesday July 18, 2018 at 5 pm

Curatorial Walk and Talk: Wednesday July 18, 2018 at 6 pm

Guest Curator: Peter Flannery

This exhibition brings together works from the Woodstock Art Gallery’s permanent collection which holds a close tie to the Oxford County arts community and the annual juried exhibition, now called Visual Elements. Together, the range of paintings, prints, drawings, and sculptures illustrate a rural community, with diverse experiences, thoughtfully devoted to the arts. 

Thriving Spectrum Brochure

Angelique Lafreniére: Forces of Nature

Angelique Lafreniére, Midnight Love, 2018, oil on canvas, 48” x 48”

Exhibition run: July 14 to September 15, 2018

Opening reception: July 18, 2018 at 5pm

Curated by: Mary Reid, Director/Curator

 Angelique Lafreniére has dedicated her life to art. As a child, her grandfather taught her the how to weld, paint and work with wood and her grandmother taught her how to work with fibres, fabric and make costumes. Lafreniére graduated in 1999 with a diploma in Interior Design from the International Academy of Design and received a BFA in painting from OCAD University, Toronto, in 2008. In 2012, Lafreniére won the Visual Elements 54: Annual Juried Exhibition Juror’s Choice Award. Her recent bold, large abstract paintings are a true explosion of colour and energy. 



Molly Lamb Bobak, Canadian (1922- 2014) Forced Spring, 1965, Oil on Masonite, 99.00 cm X 138.80 cm, Gifted by Gladys MacDougall

Exhibition Dates: April 7 to September 15, 2018

Curated by: Roberta Grosland, Head of Collections

Humans have had a love affair with flowers for thousands of years.  The first recorded flower arrangements were found in Egyptian tombs from 2500 BCE. During the Victorian Era, flowers were used to communicate discreet messages; floral dictionaries were published to try to minimize misunderstandings.  Today, flowers are still a way of expressing joy, sadness, solidarity, appreciation and love.



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