New Art Inspired by Artifacts

Our Past is Showing:

New Art Inspired by Artifacts

September 10 – November 8, 2009

Scugog Heritage and Archival Centre

1655 Reach St.

Port Perry, Ontario.

Artists and craftspersons in all media are being invited to participate in this unique exhibition which connects Scugog’s local heritage to its current vibrant arts community.

Yesterday’s necessities become inspirations for today’s creative expression in Our Past is Showing: New Art Inspired by Artifacts, the inaugural exhibition at the new Scugog Heritage and Archival¬† Centre, curated in partnership by the Scugog Council for the Arts and the Scugog Heritage and Archival Centre.

Drawing inspiration from existing artifacts in the Scugog Shores Museum’s collection, selected artists will create a new original work which will be then be exhibited alongside the original artifact in the gallery space of the new Scugog Heritage and Archival Centre at 1655 Reach St in Port Perry. All artist work is to be for sale.

Interested artists are invited to attend an Artifact Viewing and Lottery on Tuesday, May 19th at the Scugog Shores Museum, 16210 Island Rd., Port Perry.

  • Artifacts will be on view throughout the afternoon starting at 2 pm, with an official welcome reception at 6 pm and the lottery itself scheduled for 7 pm.
  • Artists will select their artifact through the lottery process and will then be asked to sign a participation contract.
  • Signing of this contract is not a guarantee of acceptance into the exhibition. In the event of greater interest than space permits, artists will be selected on the basis of balance of media and diversity for the final exhibition.
  • Artists will be able to photograph their selected artifact for reference and additional viewings may be scheduled with Museum staff by appointment. Artifacts are not permitted to leave the Museum.

Once selected, artists will be required to observe the following timeline:

  • August 1st – deadline for artists to submit details to Museum staff of their anticipated finished artwork including medium, size, display requirement etc.
  • Sept. 1 to 4 – All completed artwork needs to be received by Museum staff at the Scugog Heritage and Archival Centre.
  • September 10 – Opening reception at 7 pm.
  • November 9 to 11 – removal of unsold pieces from Scugog Heritage and Archival Centre.

For more information, please contact Carey Nicholson, Scugog Council for the Arts at info@scugogarts.ca or 905 985-4914 or Shannon Kelly, Scugog Shores Museum at skelly@scugog.ca or 905 985-7346 ex. 147.

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