GREY GARDEN OFFERS A PEACEFUL GREEN SPACE IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN OWEN SOUND. COME IN, HAVE A SEAT UNDER THE GRAPE ARBOUR, AND ADMIRE THE PLANTINGS AND THE ARTWORK.
Grey Gallery is fortunate to have adjoining outdoor space which includes a small community garden, sculpture, perennial plantings and seating. It is open to the public during gallery hours and the space also hosts concerts, exhibition openings and other community events.
Douglas Walker, formerly of Owen Sound, has created this sculpture using musical instruments and other recycled metal pieces. Having a moonshine still take centre stage in our downtown Owen Sound garden reminds us of the long history of bootleggers and prohibition in our town.
This large metal sculpture by Owen Sound artists Paul Blender anchors the central round thyme bed. We are always looking for additional artwork suitable for outdoor display.
River District Blooms is a new event in June 2023. There are 6 installations this year all focused on native and pollinating plants each with a different theme.
The installation in Grey Garden shows what can be done even in a small space such as a patio or a balcony, using containers. It has been designed and built by the Grey County Master Gardeners.
Created by Owen Sound artist Raquell Yang over the summer of 2020., the 13 by 55 foot mural is entitled Transformation.
The visual imagery of the mural weaves together themes of the natural and man-made world, and their interdependence.
As a natural carbon sink, whales can help humanity fight climate change. Scientists say “To save a single whale is to save 1,000 trees.”
The eye and the globe are surrounded by sunlight. The concept of the ‘butterfly effect’ further underscores the interconnectedness of all life, and pushes us to consider our shared future.
Plaster casts evoke the artist’s memories of studying drawing. Michelangelo’s David and Venus embody the classical virtues of strength and beauty.
The native flowers of Ontario encourage us to think about how so many unique species can flourish together in harmony.
We all need transformation in this moment and into the future.
Raquell is an artist from Taiwan who graduated from the National Pingtung University of Education with a Master of Fine Arts degree and now lives and works in Owen Sound. Her approach fuses both modern and ancient techniques, as well as western and eastern styles to create original and innovative works of art.