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Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada
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Exhibitions

The Norfolk Arts Centre (NAC) is responsible for the acquisition, preservation and exhibition of works of art. Our exhibitions change bimonthly and feature historical and contemporary local, regional and national artists. We also periodically display works from our permanent collection of over 1,000 pieces.

Embodiment: Susan Low-Beer


August 18 - October 28, 2017

Embodiment is a 30-year retrospective of ceramic sculpture by Governor General’s Award-winning artist Susan Low-Beer. The exhibition draws major work from several series of sculptures documenting the artists’ ongoing engagement with the clay body and how it sits in space. The body is a vessel for the spirit and the breath; Low-Beer presents works that prompt a heightened awareness of humanity and a shared perspective on this mortal coil. Co-curated by Jasmina Jovanovic of the Art Gallery of Algoma and Stuart Reid, this exhibition brings together seminal works by Low-Beer borrowed from private and public collections across Canada. The show provides context for major works included in the Art Gallery of Algoma collection. This project is generously funded through Department of Canadian Heritage, Museum Assistance Program.

Organized and circulated by the Art Gallery of Algoma and generously funded through the Department of Canadian Heritage, Museum Assistance Program.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada
and the generosity of our sponsors.

Canadian Heritage
Government of Ontario
Ontario Arts Council
Ontario Trillium Foundation
City of Sault Ste. Marie
Art Gallery of Algoma

Presented by Norfolk Family Restaurants and McDonald's Canada.


The Cantelon Trail

Robert Achtemichuk, Gary Blundell, Sally Gable, Jim Jackson and Victoria Ward

November 17, 2017 - January 31, 2018


Opening reception with talk by Guest Curator, Helen Bartens on Friday, November 17 at 7:00pm

The Cantelon Trail is a joint project between the Norfolk Arts Centre (NAC) and the Norfolk Historical Society (NHS) bringing together history and art, a sense of place and community. William Edgar Cantelon (1866-1950) devoted a great part of his life to painting the historical buildings, personalities, landscapes, and scenes of Norfolk County. Over 400 of Cantelon’s artworks are in the collection of the Eva Brook Donly Museum & Archives. These pieces visually reference Norfolk County's history.

The Cantelon Trail brings together 5 project artists –Robert Achtemichuk, Gary Blundell, Sally Gable, Jim Jackson and Victoria Ward – to examine the collection of W.E. Cantelon paintings, drawings, and archives at EBD. These artists will present a series of work that respond to their individual research and contemplation of the work of William Edgar Cantelon. Members of the Norfolk Photography Club will also present a series of work that documents Cantelon’s Norfolk as it exists today. Through this process the artists will follow in Cantelon's footsteps, engaging in an exploration of Norfolk County's past and present, and reflecting on the meaning of place.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Ontario Arts Council.

Upcoming Exhibitions