We have a large outdoor space beside the gallery which includes raised beds for veggies, as well as perennial plantings. It is being developed as a sculpture garden, and is also used for outdoor events like exhibition openings and concerts.
Dave Hawkins performs for an appreciative audience.
Bring your own chair and enjoy the great acoustics of the garden, socially distanced of course.
Landscape designer Thomas Dean stands behind the newly created central bed with concrete plinth supporting the latest acquisition.
Ashely and Siera laid all the flagstone for the paths, fitting it all together like a giant (and heavy) jigsaw puzzle.
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.
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.