Thames Art Gallery 2019 Ontario Juried Exhibition October 25, 2019 to January 5, 2020

2019 Ontario Juried Exhibition

October 25, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Opening and Award Presentation Friday, October 25, 2019 | 7-9PM

The jury is in! The Thames Art Gallery is excited to open the 2019 edition of this much-anticipated bi-annual exhibition.

Guest juror Matthew Ryan Smith had his hands full with 57 artists from across Ontario submitting over 100 works for consideration. In the end, works by 20 artists were chosen for the exhibition. Smith will attend the opening to congratulate all of the artists involved and to present his three Jurors' Choice awards. This is always a memorable event, so plan to attend!

Congratulations and appreciation to all the artists who submitted their work as well as to Dr. Smith, Curator of the Glenhyrst Gallery, Brantford, for the care he put into the selection process.

Winter Mini ARTcrawl January 17, 2020

Join us for a mini version of our popular summer Artcrawl, as we celebrate the TAG opening of Cara Eastcott’s "Legends Are the Rivers That Take Us Home". Enjoy a live dance performance by Zab Maboungou of Montreal’s Compagnie danse Nyata Nyata, and explore provocative works by Nep Sidhu, auditory installations by Sterling Toles and Zoe Gordon, excerpts from the film Home to Buxton by Claire Prieto and Roger McTair, and works by area high-school artists, in collaboration with Broadleaf Theatre’s Chemical Valley Project.

  • 5-6PM ARTspace: Opening - Sam Gunsar “Dialogues” 
  • 6-7PM William Street Cafe: Warm drinks and conversation
  • 7-9PM Thames Art Gallery: Opening - Cara Eastcott “Legends Are The Rivers That Take Us Home”     
  • 9PM Sons of Kent: Afterparty 

Film Still: Home to Buxton, Claire Prieto and Roger McTair

Legends Are The Rivers That Take Us Home

January 17, 2020 - March 15, 2020

Opening Reception: January 17 at 7PM with a special performance by Zab Maboungou. A dance based activation of the exhibition.

Guest Curator: Cara Eastcott


  • Roger McTair
  • Claire Prieto
  • Nep Sidhu
  • Sterling Toles
  • Chemical Valley Project
  • Zab Maboungou
  • Zoe Gordon
  • Khari McClelland
  • Great Lakes Secondary School
  • Chatham-Kent High School
  • Bryan Prince
  • Shannon Prince
  • Buxton Next Generation

Image Credit: Film Still: Home to Buxton, Claire Prieto and Roger McTair

“Legends Are The Rivers That Take Us Home” celebrates disparate voices through art based on sound, fine craftsmanship, film-making, dance and protest. It highlights storytellers who endeavour, through their stories, to shape the meaning of “now” – through concepts of place, history, and the power of listening, this thought-provoking exhibition encourages us to explore our own paths and the paths of others, and examine the places where these paths intersect.

Exhibition: Carry Forward March 27 to May 31 at Thames Art Gallery

Carry Forward

March 27, 2020 - May 31, 2020

Opening Reception: March 27, 2020 at 7PM

Guest Curator: Lisa Myers


  • Maria Thereza Alves
  • Marjorie Beaucage
  • Deanna Bowen
  • Dana Claxton
  • Brenda Draney
  • John Hampton
  • Jamelie Hassan
  • Mike MacDonald
  • Nadia Myre
  • Krista Belle Stewart
  • Maika'i Tubbs

This exhibition invites us to consider the significant stakes of deciding what and how we carry forward. The term "carry forward" suggests passing or transferring something on to the next generation, yet also refers to taking account of gains and loss. Through painting, documentary installation, video, and photography, "Carry Forward" artists examine official histories from a personal perspective.

The Thames Art Gallery is located at the Chatham Cultural Centre, 75 William St. N. Chatham. The gallery is open Wednesday to Friday from 1:00-7:00PM; Saturday and Sunday 11:00AM-4:00PM. Admission is free.

* The Thames Art Gallery hosts 12 – 15 exhibitions each year. These include projects that feature regional, national, and international artists. This section of our web site provides current information on upcoming exhibitions and Gallery related events.

Thames Art Gallery exhibitions and programs are generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Municipality of Chatham-Kent.

Exhibitions and programs are supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Municipality of Chatham-Kent