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*Featured image: Detail of work-in-progress, David Trotter’s studio, 2024, Photo Credit: Oh Canada Creative 

Exhibition Activation:
Artist Talk + Leatherwork Demo with David Trotter

As part of Early Bird Gets the Worm
Aurora Town Hall, Second Floor
Wednesday July 10, 6:00pm | All Ages | Free with Registration

Join us for a deep dive into the magical leatherwork of David Trotter, featured artist in our summer exhibition Early Bird Gets the Worm.  

David Trotter is a jack of all trades when it comes to leather, holding more than 50 years in the trade since the creation of his first leather item in 1969: a peace symbol pendant made from scrap cowhide supplied by his neighbour, Daphne Lingwood, a pioneer of contemporary leather design in Caledon East. At present, Trotter lives and creates out of a historic former livestock auction barn (The Cow Palace), where he is renowned for his realistic leather renderings of barns and historic properties within agricultural landscapes. 

In this talk, Trotter will discuss his research on the agricultural history of Aurora, which influenced the creation of new works in the exhibition. A short artist Q & A will follow, then a small workshop of leatherworking in which participants can create their own leather key chain charm to take home. 

This activity is family friendly and appropriate for all ages. Children under 12 must be attended by an adult caregiver. Registration is required for all attendees. All materials provided. 

Register Now By Filling Out The Form Below!

This exhibition activation is part of the current exhibition on-view, Early Bird Gets the Worm, viewable in-gallery May 16 – August 10, and online May 23 – August 30.   Admittance to the gallery and its events are free. Please click here to find out more and plan your visit to the gallery.  


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