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GBCS Students Collaborate with Art Gallery

GBCS Students Collaborate with Art Gallery
Posted on 06/25/2021
"Remnants of a Shifted World" graphic depicting distorted view of the world against black backgroundDurham Art Gallery is collaborating with Georgian Bay Community School’s Grade 12 visual arts class to curate a collaborative, class-lead, online exhibition titled, "Remnants of a Shifted World".  The exhibition went live on June 18 and is available for viewing until September 3, 2021.

Ben S, Dakota F, Dakota R, Mackenzie D, Marielle L, Matthew H, Matthew M-M, and Paige H worked alongside their teacher, Signy Teague, and Curator Jaclyn Quaresma.  The artists explore the themes of the present world, such as quarantine, isolation, and the myriad of impacts and responses that come because of them.

How have youth adapted to illness, isolation, heightened anxiety, and the abrupt turn towards the digital at this transitional time in their lives when so much for them is already uncertain?  Informed by youthful conviction, new tenets for the future are formed in collaboration among these peer artists living in Meaford and Thornbury.

The artists explore the impact of the pandemic on both themselves and their greater environments.  Ranging from personal experiences to broader social issues, the artists consider the ways in which the world has shifted around them.  Spanning from acrylic to digital, they utilize these media to express their existing and new found perspectives, ultimately asking how the remnants of this shifted world inform the future they will inherit.

The exhibition is part of a physically distanced initiative by Durham Art Gallery to continue to meaningfully engage with the Grey-Bruce community beyond the gallery doors.  It came to fruition through many Zoom calls and was done completely remotely.

"Remnants of a Shifted World" can be viewed at

Durham Art Gallery supports youth artists in many ways, another of which is the Fallis Scholarship of the Arts.  This scholarship is dedicated to BIPOC (black, Indigenous, and people of color) youth living in Grey-Bruce.  Applications are now online at

Source: Durham Art Gallery

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