Current Exhibitions


Fall Exhibition Season

September 18 to December 31, 2016


The works presented in Lou Lynn: COMMON/unCOMMON reinterpret the familiar and ask viewers to reconsider the beauty inherently found in functional objects. This exhibition features both previously exhibited works from the ‘utensil’ and ‘fastener’ series, and debuts several new works that reference simple domestic objects including buckles, clasps and textile tools.

Lou Lynn began exploring the sculptural potential of glass in the mid 1980’s. Inspiration for Lynn’s work has been drawn from an interest in archaic and industrial tools and artifacts. She has twice been nominated for the Governor General’s Award (Saidye Bronfman Award) and in 2010 was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA). Lou Lynn lives and maintains a studio in Winlaw, British Columbia.

Lynn’s exhibition has received support from:


Ione Thorkelsson: A Natural History of Utopias

fledglingsIone Thorkelsson: A natural history of Utopias features hybrid creatures, modified plant life and an accumulation of animal ‘bones’ made from glass casting that are beautiful and troubling. The works on view explore the consequences of human intervention in the natural world.

Ione Thorkelsson studied architecture at the University of Manitoba and later studied glass at the Sheridan College School of Design summer program. In 1973 she established a private studio. In 2007 she was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA) and in 2010 she was awarded the Saidye Bronfman Award for Excellence in Fine Craft, one of eight Governor General’s Visual Arts awards.

Thorkelsson’s exhibition has received support from:


Past Winners of the Shantz & RBC Awards

This exhibition features works from the permanent collection by previous winners of the RBC Award for Glass & Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics. The 2016 Winners will be presented at the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, November 12


On Firm Ground: a reposition of being

September 16 to October 16, 2016beam_for-web
Foyer Gallery
Guest Curator, Patricia Deadman

An exhibition of a selection of ceramic works from the permanent collection of the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery (CCGG) and the Woodland Cultural Centre (WCC) to coincide with the Mush Hole Project; a collaborative project with community members, partners and the University of Waterloo.

Artists: Ann Beam, Anong Beam, Peter Jones, Steve Smith, Leigh Smith and Santee Smith present ceramic works that rearticulate cultural values, readdress the notion of modernity and influences of the cultural legacy left behind by the residential school system.