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*Featured image: Self-Portrait (2018), Emily Andrews @ms.emily.andrews, oil on canvas, 45 x 30 in

Perennial Darkness

December 2 – January 27, 2024
Temporary Gallery Location: Aurora Town Hall, Second Floor

Please note that this exhibition is in our temporary gallery at Aurora Town Hall (second floor), 100 John West Way, Aurora ON To plan your visit to us, please review our gallery information.  

Participating artists: Leeay Aikawa, Emily Andrews, Spenta Chothia, Kristen Elizabeth Donoghue-Stanford, D. Ahsén:nase Douglas, Rahil Ghandi, Nancy Hallas, Janet Hinkle, Kate Jones, Kayley Liu, Yasaman Mehrsa, Kathy Morgan, Caroline Popiel, Molly Steels, Carol Walthers, David Woodward, Jinming Ye, and Rose Zhao.   


Situated within the period of shortest days and longest nights of our calendar year, Perennial Darkness reflects upon the various forms of artistic expression lured out by the seasonal absence of sunlight.  

Interweaving the complimentary forms of visual art and written word, the Aurora Cultural Centre is collaborating with poets within the Writer’s Community of York Region (WCYR) to create creative written responses to the exhibited artworks, sparked from a gathering between the poets and artists together. Dialogues from this collaboration will be on view as part of the exhibition.   

Join us Thursday December 7th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm for the free public reception of Perennial Darkness to connect with artists and poets, enjoy light refreshments, and celebrate the night. Entrance for the reception is through the Upper/North entrance of Aurora Town Hall only.  


Click here to learn more about the exhibition, view our virtual gallery (Dec 2. – Feb. 9), plan your visit.  

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