Art – whether enjoyed via exhibitions, studio tours or unique experiences – is truly in season this fall in Hamilton Halton Brant. Plan an artsy agenda with these must-sees and must-dos, starting in September.


Studio Tours

Go behind the scenes and meet an intriguing community of local artists at fall studio tours taking place in September and November.

Dundas Studio Tour
September 29-30, 2018, 10 am to 5 pm

The Dundas Studio Tour is celebrating its 20th anniversary of showcasing the finest craft Southwestern Ontario has to offer. The tour includes 30 artists at 8 studio locations and admission is free. Visitors can meet the makers, order custom works of art, purchase one of a kind treasures and enjoy the beauty and energy of the studios and the colours of fall in this historic valley town.

Brant Studio Tour
September 29-30, 2018, 10 am to 5 pm

From traditional to contemporary, classical to quirky, this tour highlights the works of 11 artists from Brantford and Brant County. Participants will see 2 and 3-dimensional works-in-progress as well as finished art on display, and can purchase directly from the artist. You can look forward to friendly, informal arts encounters at this behind-the-scenes arts experience.

Art in Action Burlington Studio Tour
November 3-4, 2018, 10 am to 5 pm

On this self-driving tour, art lovers can visit nine different studios and meet pastel, glass, metal, fibre, mixed-media and fine artists; photographers, print makers, and sculptors; and wood turners, quilters and jewellers. All 28 artists will offer original, one-of-a-kind art and crafts for sale.


Exhibits, Installations and Events

 

Vivian Maier: Street Photographer, Art Gallery of Hamilton
to January 6, 2019

Dubbed the “secret nanny-photographer” by the media, Vivian Maier zealously hid her photographs from others and remained unknown until her street and travel photography was discovered at an auction house in 2007. Showcasing Maier’s black-and-white photographs of the architecture and street life of Chicago and New York, the exhibit includes over 100 photographs and 8-mm films shot by the artist. The Art Gallery of Hamilton is the only Canadian gallery to present the exhibition.

David Hartt, Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens
September 23-December 30, 2018

in the forest continues David Hartt’s ongoing interest in how societal values are expressed in the built environment. The exhibition investigates Moshe Safdie’s abandoned Habitat Puerto Rico, a continuation of the architect’s experimental housing typology initiated by Montréal’s Habitat 67. A project of particular resonance in Canada and originally intended for regions across the globe, Hartt considers the symbolism of this moment in late modernism. The exhibition includes the Montréal-born, Philadelphia-based artist’s newest film, related photographs, sculptural objects, and an installation of tropical plants.

Gabriel Kuri, Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square
September 23-December 30, 2018

Encompassing work in sculpture, collage, installation and other media, this is Mexican-born, Brussels-based artist Gabriel Kuri’s first solo exhibition in Canada. This new site-specific installation recasts the architecture of Oakville Galleries’ Centennial Square space, creating a static field to contain the gallery’s energy use during the run of the show and is accompanied by a series of new and recent sculptures that translate facts and figures into form.

Fibre Content, Art Gallery of Burlington
September 6-16, 2018

This community event features the best of contemporary Canadian Fibre Art. Showcasing works in fabric, paper, yarn, thread and mixed media materials, the goal is to raise the profile, awareness and acceptance of Fibre Art as an art form. This juried exhibition will display 125 fibre art quilts and mixed media works by 80 artists from across Ontario.

Arts Workshops, Various Venues in Hamilton
September 15 – October 6, 2018

Have you heard the buzz about Hamilton’s arts scene? Experience it first-hand at unique hands-on, artist-led fall workshops. Make a handmade treasure, get up close and personal with Hamilton-based artists, and choose from creating with clay, soap making, screen printing on tote bags, cast-metal nature jewellery, street photography and more. Eleven workshops are scheduled in total, taking place throughout the city at venues like Royal Botanical Gardens, Art Gallery of Hamilton and Dundurn National Historic Site.

Pottery and ceramic art enthusiasts won’t want to miss the Talking Earth Pottery exhibit at Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant in Brantford (September 29-November 25) or the Round: Bowls and Vases exhibit at Art Gallery of Burlington (until October 7, 2018).

In Hamilton Halton Brant, there’s evidence around every turn that we love the arts and you can find a wide range of arts and entertainment experiences year round. Explore them all and find just the right way to fuel your creative side.

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