*Featured image: Installation view; Perennial Darkness

Perennial Darkness

A themed group exhibition

Aurora Town Hall, Second Floor

In-gallery: December 2, 2023 – January 27, 2024
Online: December 2, 2023 – February 9, 2024

Notice of temporary gallery location: Please be advised that this exhibition is in our temporary gallery at Aurora Town Hall (second floor), 100 John West Way, Aurora ONPlease follow the entry instructions as noted on the Gallery Info page in planning your visit.  

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, with contributions from the Writer’s Community of York Region. 

Curated by Samantha Jones 

As the heavy, slumbering blanket of winter is gradually pulled over the land, flattening flower beds and stripping trees into a state of dormancy, prolonged periods of darkness hover; laying influence on the natural rhythms of its inhabitants and to no exception, the artists within. 

Artists in this exhibition bring forth their personal connection to the renewal of shorter days and longer nights; some making work specifically for the show, and others with work already coincidently prepared; the theme being a subject of their regular practice. For the duration of this exhibition, the gallery serves as a temporary home for the products of the artists’ dreams, memories, feelings, observations, and contemplations, as triggered by the darkness of this season’s nights. 

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 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.    

All are invited to the public reception on Thursday, December 7, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Opening remarks are at 7:00 pm, and light refreshments will be provided. All are welcome. 

Digital Catalogue

Virtual Gallery

December 2, 2023 – February 9, 2024

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