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Agnes Jamieson Gallery

2021 Programming

The Agnes Jamieson Gallery is named in honour after Dr. Agnes Jamieson. Operating since 1981, the AJG is entrusted to preserve and present the life, work and ongoing legacy of André Lapine ARCA (1866-1952) and to exhibit work by local and regional visual artists.

The AJG works to develop opportunities for meaningful connections to contemporary and historical art through exhibitions, education and programming.

The Agnes Jamieson Gallery is a Recommender for the OAC Exhibit Assistance Program for Zone 4 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance & Application Form

André Lapine

The Agnes Jamieson Gallery collection includes over one hundred works by André Lapine (1866-1952), one of Canada’s foremost artist. Born in Russia (in the area that is now Latvia), Lapine trained with Professor Rose from the Imperial Acadamie of Petrograd. He gained further training in Paris and then traveled to through France, where he reported to have painted nearly fifty commissioned portraits, and ended in Holland. Here he was accepted into a prestigious group, St. Lucius Society, by Piet Mondrian. In 1901 he married and the couple immigrated to Canada in 1905 to northern Manitoba; working the land for one year. After this they went to Toronto, where Lapine quickly became a leading artist. He worked for Brigden’s Ltd. where he was known for his ability to render lace and fur for images in the Eaton’s catalogue. In 1909 Lapine was accepted into the Ontario Society of Artists and in 1919 to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Lapine’s paintings were very popular. He was described in the media as the best illustrator of horses in North America. He was society’s “Gentle Cavalier” and was part of the centennial exhibition to the Tate in London England as well as having his work accepted into a number of public art galleries across Canada.

He visited Minden as many of the well-known artists of the day did. Frank Welch, the town Reeve, was friends with Lapine, taking care of him in his final year. Welch acquired 42 of Lapine’s paintings during this time, which he bequeathed to the town of Minden. Dr. Jamieson knew this was a wonderful opportunity for the community and working with volunteers and keen determination, ensured a public gallery was created to properly house and showcase this collection.

2021 PROGRAMMING - Exhibitions | Receptions | Art Talks

Agnes Jamieson Gallery Collection: Tradition verses Revolution

The gallery’s permanent collection is work by artist Andrè Lapine ARCA (1866-1952).
Lapine was best known for his ability to illustrate horses. He was also known for portraitures and landscapes in a variety of mediums. One of Canada’s leading artists in the late 20s and 30s, Lapine was a combination of Russian heritage and European training which was blended into a unique Canadian style. Works from this collection exhibit throughout the year.

In 2021, the ongoing exhibition of his work will be connected to his philosophy of traditional verses revolution.

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by Canadian members of Studio Art Quilt Associates
March 5 – April 10
Opening reception Curator Talk: March 6 1pm to 3pm
Colour with a “U” Too is a juried exhibition of 9 quilts created by Canadian SAQA members. In Canada, we spell colour with a “u”. We care about the “u”, it makes us unique. We care about the “you”, it brings us together. Nine have reflected on the theme of diversity and inclusion to give “colourful” representations of our Canadian cultural identity. Each offers an individual perspective on how we as Canadians see ourselves in our social, historical, and physical landscape.

OAC Zone 4 Juried Exhibition:

mid-July – August 28
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A first for a juried opportunity for artists living in Zone 4 of the Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance program. This is an area from Cobourg to Ottawa, Kingston to Minden and includes Peterborough. 35 artists were selected, one piece per artist will be on display. A theme of landscape is prevalent, a variety of mediums represented. Jurors: Mary Anne Barkhouse, Celeste Scopolite and Laurie Carmount.

The Process Never Ends

August 31 – September 25
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Co-Curated by Laurie Carmount and Mary Anne Barkhouse
This group exhibition includes work from faculty members at the Haliburton School of Art + Design in the VCAD diploma course. Faculty members are: Rose Pearson, Kate Carder-Thompson, Michael Bainbridge, Dar Bolahood and Elinor Whidden.


September 23 – November 27 (TBD)
Opening reception Artist Talk: September 25 1pm to 3pm
Barbara Brown + Cynthia O’Brien
Though they work in different media, both Barbara Brown (photography) and Cynthia O’Brien (clay sculpture) employ the changing beauty and delicacy of plants and flowers as a commemorative act and as an observance of transience, loss, memory, decline and rejuvenation in all living things. In the exhibition Returning, Brown and O’Brien’s new collaborations are inspired by reflection upon the emotional impact and insights gained from their profound experience of working as artists in long-term care residence for people who are near the end of their lives. This is the first time that Barbara Brown and Cynthia O’Brien have chosen to work in a collaborative manner; each installation is the fruit of their combined artistic vision.

The exhibition inspired by memento mori – a reminder of human mortality, fragility, and the inevitability of death. In traditional Western painting it is represented symbolically by flowers, fruit and other objects, but the theme of memento mori been transposed immersive installations.

2020 Gallery Programming

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2020 Gallery Programming

2019 Gallery Programming

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2019 Gallery Programming

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