Past Canadian Exhibitions

2020 has been an incredible year for art exhibitions within Canada. All across the nation, galleries have put on entertaining, informational and thought provoking events. It has been a chance for the general public to experience both well known older art pieces and brand new ones. This includes numerous different forms of media. Photography in particular has taken center stage. Here are some of the best past exhibitions from earlier this year:

The Extended Moment: Fifty Years of Collecting Photographs

Audain Art Museum put on this great event from February to May. As the name suggests, it takes a look at pictures stretching up to half a century ago. Photographic synergies are the main focus of this exhibition.

William Blake 1757 – 1827: Illustrated Books

Few 19th century British poets are as revered as William Blake. The visual aspect of Blake’s work are just as important as his words. This exhibition was a rare opportunity for the general public to view some of his best illustrated books.

PhotoLab 6: New Generation Photography Award Exhibition

The 2019 New Generation Photography Award had some striking entries. The PhotoLab 6 exhibition showcased the work of the three winners from that year. This took place from October 2019 to March 2020. It was not one to miss for fans of the medium.

Hanran: 20th Century Japanese Photography

This event also ran from October last year till March this year. The 20th century was a period of social and political upheaval for the nation of Japan. The Yokohama Museum of Art presented intriguing photos from this era.

Sobey Art Award Exhibition

The Art Gallery of Alberta showcased work from five artists shortlisted for the Sobey Art Award. This took place from October 2019 to January 2020. It gave the general public a chance to decide their own personal favorite.