PAST EVENT

Video Walkthrough: Evidence

9 August 2022 10am

Guest curator Amy Zion gives a virtual tour of Evidence, a group exhibition featuring the work of artists Brian Belott, Petrit Halilaj, Ulrike Müller, Oscar Murillo, and Alanis Obomsawin. Speaking to each project in the exhibition, Zion reflects on the artists’ foregrounding of art by children in their practices, and the profound insights that children’s art can offer […]

UPCOMING EVENT

Artist Afternoons

18 August 2022 5pm - 7pm

Save the date! Our community social, Artist Afternoons, returns this August. We invite artists, friends, peers and neighbours to join us on the patio, and take in our summer exhibitions with good company. Gather around Shellie Zhang’s SPACE commission, A day passes like a year: Ode to Summer, and catch the final days of our summer […]

CURRENT EXHIBITION

Evidence

Brian Belott, Petrit Halilaj, Ulrike Müller, Oscar Murillo, and Alanis Obomsawin

Curated by Amy Zion

24 June 2022 - 20 August 2022
Opening Reception 23 June 2022 7pm

This exhibition contains artworks that deal with themes, images and stories that some viewers may find distressing, including children’s experiences of residential schools, war, and the aftermath of conflict. An Exhibition Viewing Guide will be available in the gallery with more information; a digital version is available here.   Evidence is a group exhibition featuring […]

CURRENT EXHIBITION

SPACE: Shellie Zhang | A day passes like a year: Ode to Summer

21 June 2022 - 17 September 2022
Opening Reception 1 January 1970 12am

Mercer Union’s SPACE billboard commission has invited artist Shellie Zhang for its 2021–22 season for a yearlong series titled, A day passes like a year. Known for her highly composed still life works that assemble objects of pop iconography, cultural construction, and diasporic memory, Zhang’s photographs offer vibrant gestures of reclamation, humor, and dissidence. In […]

PAST EVENT

Video Walkthrough: 45th Parallel

26 April 2022 12am

Lawrence Abu Hamdan gives a virtual tour of his solo exhibition, 45th Parallel. Speaking to his interest in the Haskell Free Library and Opera House, the artist gives us a glimpse into the stories told in his commissioned film, and reflects on what they tell us about permeable borders and impermeable laws.      2021-22 […]

PAST EVENT

SESSION: Suneil Sanzgiri

30 April 2022 12pm

REGISTER TO ATTEND Artist and filmmaker Suneil Sanzgiri invites audiences to collectively unpack and collaboratively explore questions around borders, nationalism, identity, and state-based violence. Prompted by a passage from Harsha Walia’s book Border & Rule and one of Sanzgiri’s own short films, this wide-ranging and informal conversation will look at how the moving image might […]

PAST EVENT

fORUM: Lawrence Abu Hamdan with Tina Sherwell

5 May 2022 11am

Lawrence Abu Hamdan joins art historian Tina Sherwell for a conversation engaging the film and exhibition 45th Parallel (2022) to discuss the challenge and opportunity of creating work across borders.       Download the PDF transcript here — Lawrence Abu Hamdan (born in 1985, Amman, Jordan) is a “Private Ear.” His interest in sound and […]

PAST EXHIBITION

SPACE: Shellie Zhang | A day passes like a year: Ode to Spring

21 March 2022 - 20 June 2022
Opening Reception 1 January 1970 12am

Mercer Union’s SPACE billboard commission has invited artist Shellie Zhang for its 2021–22 season for a yearlong series titled, A day passes like a year. Known for her highly composed still life works that assemble objects of pop iconography, cultural construction, and diasporic memory, Zhang’s photographs offer vibrant gestures of reclamation, humor, and dissidence. In […]

PAST EXHIBITION

Lawrence Abu Hamdan: 45th Parallel

26 March 2022 - 4 June 2022
Opening Reception 1 January 1970 12am

45th Parallel focuses on the Haskell Free Library and Opera House—a unique municipal site between the jurisdictions of Canada and the United States. Constructed in 1904 under the patronage of the local Haskell family, this building was deliberately designed to straddle the frontier between Canada and the US as a symbolic act of unity in the […]