Events

Oct
13
Fri
A Cottage in England: Florence Carlyle from 1913 -1923 @ Woodstock Art Gallery
Oct 13 2017 @ 10:00 am – Sep 15 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Woodstock artist Florence Carlyle moved to England in the spring
of 1913, on the eve of the First World War. This exhibit features
Carlyle’s paintings completed in England during the First World
War.
The WAG is admission by donation, fully accessible and parking
nearby.
Jan
28
Sun
From Soldier to Civilian: Oxford’s Own Goes to War Exhibit @ Annandale NHS
Jan 28 @ 2:00 pm

Join members of the Tillsonburg Military History Club for the official opening.

Jan
29
Mon
From Soldier to Civilian: Oxford’s Own Goes to War Exhibit @ Annandale NHS
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am – Mar 25 @ 5:00 pm

This WWI exhibit will be looking at what happened when the men and women who served came home, the challenges and the changes they faced integrating back into the county. This is the fifth exhibit in a series of five exhibits to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of WWI. Produced by the Woodstock Museum.

See You @ the Movies: The Square @ Gallery Cinemas
Jan 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Toronto International Film Festival brings the best of international and Canadian films and actors to Woodstock! January 29th, The Square will be screening at Gallery Cinemas at 4pm and 7pm. The Square is a 2017 satirical drama film directed by Ruben Ostlund and starring Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, and Terry Notary. The film is about publicity surrounding an art installation, and was partly inspired by an installation Ostlund and producer Kalle Bowman had made. Tickets are $9 at the door 20 minutes prior to each screening.

Two screenings one at 4pm & one at 7pm

Feb
1
Thu
Gelli Printing with Sue Simpson @ South Gate Centre
Feb 1 @ 2:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Gelli printing is all the rage! It’s a fun and simple mono printing process using gelatin like plates, acrylic paints, a brayer and paper.  The results are immediate and the prints will delight you. Prints are embellished with stenciling, imprinting and making marks with common tools.  Sign up for this workshop and be introduced to the world of gelli printing.  Anyone can gelli print – no experience necessary! All tools and materials will be provided.

Please register at South Gate Centre, 191 Old Wellington Street, Woodstock at least four days prior to class.

Cost: Members of South Gate or Oxford Creative Connections – $20  Non-members: $30

Feb
15
Thu
Abstract Painting with Sue Simpson @ South Gate Centre
Feb 15 @ 2:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Suitable for all skill levels, this is an exciting opportunity for exploration and creativity.  Composition and design provide the foundation for a successful abstract painting. Many abstract painting techniques will be demonstrated, including ways to incorporate and enhance texture and how to use various tools for layering, and scraping.  All students will leave with a completed 16 x 20 abstract painting on canvas. All tools and materials will be provided.

Please register at South Gate Centre, 191 Old Wellington Street, Woodstock at least four days prior to class.

Cost: Members of South Gate or Oxford Creative Connections – $20  Non-members – $30

Feb
17
Sat
Exhibition Opening! @ Woodstock Art Gallery
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Everyone is welcome to attend the free opening of three new exciting exhibitions and enjoy the artwork! UNCERTAIN BEARINGS: All of works in this exhibition deal in some form with direction, place and distance. The artists that have created these works inspire us look at our position, environment or situations in new ways. BRANDING, BUTTER, AND BULLS: Born and raised in Norwich, Ontario, Ross Butler was a self-taught artist who made a lasting impression on the agricultural and art communities in North America. In the 1930s Butler was commissioned by the Ontario government in to paint “true types” for Canadian livestock breed standards to be used for agricultural education and breeding purposes. His early portrait of Springbank Snow Countess served as a model for the life-sized monument of this famous Holstein cow which identifies Oxford County as the “Dairy Capital” of Canada. LAYER BY LAYER: Featuring the ethereal white layered abstract paintings by St. Thomas Artist Mary Donlan. “In my art I aim for the effect of layered images, fragments, occurrences. I see the process of layering, merging, changing, interweaving and synthesizing as simulating the creative process.

 

Curator Walk and Talk: Branding, Butter and Bulls @ Woodstock Art Gallery
Feb 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Everyone is welcome to attend the Curator Walk and Talk of Ross Butler’s Branding, Butter and Bulls exhibition! Born and raised in Norwich, Ontario, Ross Butler was a self-taught artist who made a lasting impression on the agricultural and art communities in North America. In the 1930s Butler was commissioned by the Ontario government in to paint “true types” for Canadian livestock breed standards to be used for agricultural education and breeding purposes. His early portrait of Springbank Snow Countess served as a model for the life-sized monument of this famous Holstein cow which identifies Oxford County as the “Dairy Capital” of Canada. Among his many accomplishments as an artist were the “butter” sculptures he created for the annual Canadian National Exhibition and Royal Agricultural Winter Fairs.

 

Mar
1
Thu
Introduction to Acrylics – Instructor Kate Innes @ South Gate Centre
Mar 1 @ 2:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Explore the versatility and colour of acrylic paints while developing your painting skills. A variety of techniques and styles will be explored.  Using brushes and palette knives, students will learn the basics of colour mixing, blending and brushwork.  You will take home your own 16 x 20 masterpiece on canvas.  All tools and materials are provided.

Please register at South Gate Centre, 191 Old Wellington Street, Woodstock at least four days prior to class.

Cost: Members of South Gate or Oxford Creative Connections – $20  Non-members – $30

Mar
15
Thu
Sculptural Artwork – Instructor Mary-Anne Murphy @ South Gate Centre
Mar 15 @ 2:15 pm – 5:00 pm

This is a fun class that requires no experience! Using the materials provided, students will build their own “Family Tree” using natural materials including stones and twigs.  All tools and materials will be provided.

Please register at South Gate Centre, 191 Old Wellington Street, Woodstock at least four days prior to class.

Cost: Members of South Gate or Oxford Creative Connections – $20   Non-members – $30