Artist Talk – Natasja Bischoff

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“There are a few common denominators that inform my practice no matter what medium I choose to work in. These would be a limited palette (black, greys, white), precise composition and an interplay of materials.”

Natasja Bischoff is a native of Hamilton and a graduate of the University of Guelph and McMaster University. She has exhibited locally and has works in international private collections. She is a former member of Oswald’s Collective in Hamilton, a gallery space that was an energetic hub of creativity on James St. North during Art Crawl. Bischoff’s work is predominantly mixed media, intersecting drawing and painting as well as the use of other unconventional materials to address composition and mark making within an abstract framework.

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Tuesday, February 19 – 10:30 a.m. – Free.  No registration required

Dundas Valley School of Art 49th Annual Art Auction

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DVSA-auction-banner-2019Our main fundraiser of the year, the bidding begins April 4, 2019 for the 49th edition of Dundas Valley School of Art’s Annual Art Auction.

Over 1,500 original works will be on display in all mediums – paintings, pastels, drawings, prints, photography, sculpture, pottery, glass, fibre art, jewellery and more. Take advantage of this exceptional opportunity to purchase original, high-quality and affordable artwork.

Be part of the fun! Volunteers are needed to help us with auction set-up and throughout the event. Share your info with us here.
Wanting to submit artwork for the auction? Get all the details here.


Artist Talk – Sally McKay

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Sally McKay is an artist, curator, art writer and educator based in Hamilton, Ontario. She holds a PhD from York University with a focus on neuroaesthetics in Art History and Visual Culture. Her art and research deal with cognition, consciousness and social structures at the intersections of art and science. She works in performance, installation and digital media and frequently collaborates on art projects with her partner, Von Bark.

Sally currently serves as co-chair of the board at Hamilton Artists Inc., as well as researching, writing, editing, grant-writing, coaching, consulting, conducting workshops, working on freelance projects and making art. From 2012-2018, she taught full time on a series of contractually limited appointments at McMaster University. From 1997-2003, she was co-editor of Lola Magazine in Toronto, which which she also co-founded.

Visit to learn more about Sally’s work.

Tuesday, April 23 – 10:30 a.m.  Free.  No registration required.


Artist Talk – Colin Lyons

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Colin Lyons was born in Windsor, Ontario in 1985, and grew up in Petrolia: ‘Canada’s original oil boomtown’. This experience has fueled his interests in industrial ruins and sacrificial landscapes. Fusing sculpture, printmaking, and site-specific installation, his work employs the chemistry of printmaking as a re-enactment of the boom and bust cycles of industrial economies. These projects consider
preservation in an age of planned obsolescence and resource depletion, and reflect on issues around geo-engineering, urban renewal and brownfield rehabilitation practices.

Colin received his BFA from Mount Allison University (2007) and MFA in printmaking from University of Alberta (2012). His work has been shown in 25 solo exhibitions across Canada and the United States, as well as in group exhibitions internationally. In 2016, he was awarded the Grant Wood Fellowship in Printmaking (The University of Iowa), and in 2013 he participated in the Kala Art Institute Fellowship (Berkeley, CA).

He currently lives in Binghamton, New York, where he is an assistant professor at Binghamton University (SUNY).

Visit to learn more about Colin’s work.

Monday, June 3 – 10:30 a.m.  Free.  No registration required.


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