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What’s on beyond the gallery walls? Find our events, talks, films, music and everything else here. Take a look at future events, and keep an eye on our calendar!

Monthly Calendar

January 2018

Happy New Year
Monday, January 1, 2018
Clemens Mill, Design at Riverside, Hespeler, Preston, Queen's Square, Events in the Community
Special Events
All Idea Exchange locations close early on Sunday, December 31, 2017 for New Year's Eve: Design at Riverside closes at 4:00pm All other Idea Exchange... Read More»
Image: Tableware by Areaware, courtesy of Areaware Group.
November 27, 2017 – January 21, 2018
Design at Riverside
Exhibitions + Openings
At My Table presents the exceptional, the quirky and the essential for the modern cook and host/hostess. Highlighting innovative international and... Read More»
Lyn Carter, Beacon, 2011, as stored in the collection vault. Photography: Scott Lee, 2017
November 24, 2017 – February 11, 2018
Queen's Square
Exhibitions + Openings
The Whole Shebang seeks to question what it means to collect and the principles and policies in place around such an act. Who decides what is worth... Read More»
Marianne Burlew, Twinning, 2016. Installation documentation, UWAG.
November 10 - January 21, 2018
Exhibitions + Openings
Our bodies affect our selves in such intricate and complex ways. Marianne Burlew’s research focuses on the body’s connection to identity and uses the... Read More»
Arts & Soul logo
Wednesday, January 3, 2018, 1:00-3:00pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Come experience the arts in a supportive environment! Arts & Soul provides artistic experiences on the first Wednesday of the month, for anyone... Read More»
The Whole Shebang: 'Commissioned Works: 1993 – 2007' Tour by Amanda Langis
Saturday, January 6, 2:00pm
Queen's Square
Lectures + Talks
Curious about what those artworks are at Preston, Clemens Mill, Queen’s Square, and Hespeler branches? Please come join Amanda Langis, Art Collection... Read More»
The Whole Shebang: Memorizing the Collection Tour by Cherie Fawcett and Brittany Sostar
Tuesday, January 9, 7:00pm & Saturday, January 13, 2:00pm
Queen's Square
Lectures + Talks
Join Gallery Staff Cherie Fawcett and Brittany Sostar on a playful tour of The Whole Shebang: a research project. This tour will focus on how these... Read More»
Preschool picassos
Thursdays, January 11 - March 1, 2018, 2:00-2:30pm
Programs + Workshops
Draw out your child's inner Picasso with amazing art projects.  Each week, you and your child will use imagination and fun art supplies to explore... Read More»
fibre monster
Saturdays, January 13-February 17, 2018, 10:00-11:30am
Queen's Square
Art Courses
Walk through The Whole Shebang installation at the Queen's Square Gallery and be inspired to create your very own textile monster!  Friendly or... Read More»
Family Art Afternoon Image
Sunday, January 14, 2018, 1:30-3:30pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Join us at Queen's Square on selected Sundays for our free family art workshops.  These monthly art projects are led by experienced local artists,... Read More»
SLR photographic equipment
Mondays, January 15 - February 12, 2018, 7:30 - 9:45pm
Queen's Square
Art Courses
Learn basic good photography through the traditional study of automatic and manual controls, focus, exposure, shutter speed, aperture, flash work and... Read More»
The Whole Shebang: 'Sculptures in Fibre' Tour by Amanda Langis
Tuesday, January 16, 7:00pm & Saturday, January 20, 2:00pm
Queen's Square
Lectures + Talks
Adjust your ideas of fabrics and see fibre in sculptural form. Join Amanda Langis, Art Collection Project Assistant, in discussion and rethink what... Read More»
The Legacy Project film stills courtesy of Dwight Storring.
Thursday, January 18, 6:30pm & Wednesday, January 24, 12:00pm
Queen's Square
Please join us for the inaugural screening of The Legacy Project, a moving documentary film that follows seniors and youth as they share traditions... Read More»
The Whole Shebang: 'Past & Future: Lessons from the Vault' Tour by Aidan Ware
Tuesday, January 23, 7:00pm
Queen's Square
Lectures + Talks
Join Gallery Director Aidan Ware as she takes you behind the scenes for a first-time public tour of the renovated art vault in addition to exploring... Read More»
Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Create a 3D model in this hands-on class that will teach you how to use Sketchup for 3D design.  Please bring a USB.
WA 50th Anniversary Alumni Lecture 3 Graphic
Thursday, January 25, 6:30pm
Events in the Community
Lectures + Talks
This conversation is the third of 6 conversations hosted by Waterloo Architecture. The series will stage conversations around the different areas of... Read More»
Lyn Carter, Beacon, 2011, as stored in the collection vault. Photography: Scott Lee, 2017.
Saturday, January 27, 2018, 3:00-8:00pm
Queen's Square
Lectures + Talks
One day of talks, tours, and questions about public art collections and preservation of art. Join us in Cambridge for the final chapter of The Whole... Read More»
TWH Tour Promo Image
Tuesday, January 30, 7:00pm & Saturday, February 3, 2:00pm
Queen's Square
Lectures + Talks
Come meet Amanda Langis, Art Project Collection Assistant, and be immersed in the Cambridge Art Galleries permanent collection of fibre art. Please... Read More»