WAG Current Exhibitions

Join the Woodstock Art Gallery for an open house on Saturday, May 7 from 1pm–4pm. Explore our current exhibitions, meet the artists and discover the permanent collection. Click here for details.

A Moment of Mindfulness

Abstract artwork

Exhibition Run: February 19, 2022 – September 24, 2022
Curator: Nell Wheal

Mindfulness is a way of being and thinking. We focus our attention on what is happening in our body, our mind, and our environment in the moment. This exhibition features selections from the Woodstock Art Gallery permanent collection that explore the concept of mindfulness from the perspectives of both artist and viewer.

Many Lives Mark This Place

Painting of a woman posing in front of a landscape background

Exhibition Run: February 19, 2022 – June 25, 2022
Curator: Mary Reid

Long interested in people’s connection to their environment, John Hartman has embarked on a project to capture the intimate relationship Canadian authors have with their personal places of inspiration. Through this new series, Hartman has allowed his own reading interests to direct the choice of subjects who have in turn selected the backdrops to their portraits. The result is a new body of work which celebrates the richness of Canada’s literary fabric and speaks to the power of the imagination in experiencing (physically, emotionally and philosophically) the diverse landscape which links this massive country together.

The exhibition is accompanied by a book, Many Lives Mark This Place, which is available for sale in the Gallery’s Gift Shop and online.

This truncated version of the exhibition has been organized and circulated by the Woodstock Art Gallery. A broader selection of work is concurrently on view at the Confederation Centre for the Arts Gallery, Charlottetown, PEI.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. 

Exhibition Website

Common Collective: Controlled Burn

Outline of a barn with images of smoke and fire on each wall

Exhibition Run: February 19, 2022 – June 25, 2022
Curator: Mary Reid

Common Collective is a network of audio/visual artists residing in Stratford, Hamilton and Montreal. This site-specific video and sound installation focuses on a barn burning and the challenges and stories of the local rural agricultural community.

Support provided by the Ontario Arts Council and Panasonic. Funded by Oxford Community Foundation through the B & R George Fund.

Exhibition Brochure:

Controlled Burn: A Virtual Artist Talk with Common Collective:

What Do You Want From Me?

Cyanotype artwork
Joseph Bryson, Canadian (b. 1953), Cyanotype Sequence #8, 1978, cyanotype emulsion on watercolour paper, 28.20 x 38.00 cm, Gift of the artist, 2009, Woodstock Art Gallery Permanent Collection

Exhibition Run: February 19, 2022 – June 25, 2022
Curator: Reilly Knowles, Curatorial/Collections Assistant

Some things are better left unsaid. Likewise, some things are better left unpainted. Out from the vault, many for the first time, each of these eight artworks from the WAG’s permanent collection contain an element of uncertainty. In our contemporary visual landscape dominated by instant gratification, What Do You Want from Me? invites you to stop and stare, and to experience the peculiar pleasure of not quiet knowing.

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