Visual Arts

Shane Norrie and Jamie Jardine Exhibition – Inspired by the Land and Sky

The works by Shane Norrie and Jamie Jardine, currently on show at the Westland Gallery in Wortley Village, have a common theme in the Canadian landscape. Each artist approaches the forest, lake and sky on their own terms and in their own manner. Each applies the paint in a way that creates an atmosphere that is very different but equally Continue Reading

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Grief as a Process: Demolition

Death is a moment to the deceased, but to the living it is a process. Jean-Marc Vallée’s new film Demolition explores the impact of death on the living; not exactly new subject matter, but this is a case of excellent storytelling surpassing cliché. Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal) is an investment banker whose life is uprooted when his wife Julia (Heather Lind) Continue Reading

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Something for everyone at 2016 London Artists’ Studio Tour

Robins. Daffodils. Sunshine. And the London Artists’ Studio Tour. A London tradition for over 20 years, the Tour is here again. The work of 33 local artists will be on view and the public is invited to view their studio spaces where these works were created. Browse, ask questions and explore the ideas behind each artist’s work. It is a Continue Reading

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Paint Ontario reveals natural beauty of province

PAINT ONTARIO Art Competition, Exhibition & Sale The return of the tundra swans to the Grand Bend area heralds not only the beginnings of spring but the opening of the Paint Ontario art competition, exhibition and sale at the Lambton Heritage Museum. A show that focuses on images of the beauty of the province in land and waterscapes, architecture and Continue Reading

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Matthew Trueman’s Dirt at Westland Gallery

Dirt – Matthew Trueman Westland Gallery Dirt – we stand on it- we move it- we reshape it and, biblically, we are made of it. Dirt forms the basis for all existence. Matthew Trueman’s show at the Westland Gallery takes ‘Dirt’ as its title and explores the landscapes of nature and those altered by Man. The artist accomplishes this through Continue Reading

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Photographs by Paul Miszczyk

A selection of photographs by Paul Miszczyk, The Beat Magazine: Arts In Southwestern Ontario's talented photographer.

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London Artists’ Studio Tour 2016 Facebook: London Studio Tour FRIDAY, APRIL 15 7 pm – 9:30 pm SATURDAY, APRIL 16 10 am – 5 pm SUNDAY, APRIL 17 12 noon – 5 pm Bigger and more wide-ranging than ever! This year, the Tour is presenting the largest number of artists and more studios in our 23-year history! A total of 33 studios will be Continue Reading

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Matthew Trueman Dirt Exhibition at Westland Gallery

Show: Matthew Trueman: Dirt Where: Westland Gallery When: March 8th – March 26th, 2015 Reception: Friday March 11th, 7:30 PM Artist Talk: Sunday March 20th, 1:00 PM 156 Wortley Rd at Bruce St, London Ontario, CA (519) 601-4420 | | Gallery Hours: Tuesday ~ Friday 10 - 6 pm, Saturday 10 - 5 pm, Sunday 12 – 4 Continue Reading

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Dreams of My Garden, Sharon Barr

The winter has not been the coldest, snowiest or longest that we in Canada have ever experienced but the last snowfall does leave one wishing for spring. Upon entering the Westland Gallery, you feel like the exuberance, colour and energy of that season has already arrived. The latest show at the to be hung here , entitled Dreams of My Continue Reading

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Texture is key word in Westland Gallery exhibition

TEXTURAL "Representing our physical world, our experiences and ourselves is the constant challenge of the artist. 'Textural' draws our attention and admiration to those who continue to develop unusual strategies of art creation throughout their careers. This show is a celebration of those who have embraced texture and three dimensionality in order to communicate their ideas and their vision of Continue Reading

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