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PAST EXHIBITION

John Kinsella, Lisa Wöhrle, Paul Ropel-Morski, Janice Kovar, Ferdinando Bilanzola (1956-2001), Judi Burgess, Paul Cvetich, and Raffaele Caterini. Image Courtesy of John Kinsella.
Black and white photo collage of the artist collective The Contemporaries Black and white photo collage of the artist collective The Contemporaries

The Contemporaries: This Must Be The Place

Ferdinando Bilanzola (1956-2001), Judi Burgess, Raffaele Caterini, Paul Cvetich, John Kinsella, Janice Kovar, Paul Ropel-Morski and Lisa Wöhrle are The Contemporaries.

All McMaster University art graduates, they formed the artist collective “The Contemporaries” in the late 1980s and exhibited extensively in the Hamilton region until the mid 90s. The Contemporaries: This Must Be The Place brings the artists back together in an exhibition that focuses on their current practices, while also taking a look back at the early days. The connections that drew The Contemporaries together – deep ties of friendship, art and their shared history with McMaster and Hamilton – have remained intact throughout the years.

“Home is where I want to be
But I guess I’m already there”

From This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) by Talking Heads

EVENTS

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 26th, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Artist Talk: Wednesday, February 15th, 12:30 – 1:20 PM


Artist Judi Burgess of The Contemporaries wishes to thank the Ontario Arts Council for their support.

Artists: Ferdinando Bilanzola, Judi Burgess, Raffaele Caterini, Paul Cvetich, John Kinsella, Janice Kovar, Paul Ropel-Morski, Lisa Wöhrle

January 17, 2023 – May 19, 2023

VIEW ARCHIVE
Link to Exhibitions Archive for a complete list of past exhibitions

PAST EXHIBITIONS

Two artworks suspended in a grey background; Nicholas Baier's Octobre, and Shelley Niro's Nature's Wild Children.

Chasm

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Artist Mike MacDonald in Gage Park, photo captured by Dianne Bos.

Lisa Myers: Finding what Grows

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The SUMMA 2023 logo is an overlapping triple diamond design, featuring shapes coloured in gradient from red to yellow, purple to pink, and green to blue. The logo is suspended in the centre of a background consisting of a pink and blue swirling gradient.

SUMMA 2023 – Where We Intersect: Identities, Environments, Activisms

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Screen grab of the virtual artwork refuge (SIREN), by nichola feldman-kiss & Matheuszik with SPATIAL-ESK. The image shows an underwater landscape with an iceberg, floating scales, and a far away architectural structure surrounded by floating stools.

nichola feldman-kiss / refuge (SIREN)

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A black, cone shaped piece of earthen material floating against a black background

Chris Myhr: Salients

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Artwork by Shake n Make and Adriana Kupier against a white background

Fugue

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Black and white photo collage of the artist collective The Contemporaries

The Contemporaries: This Must Be The Place

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Grey scale image of a shadow of a person inside a geometric, 3d constructed space

The Haunted Scanner

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SUBMISSIONS & ASSISTANCE

POLICY:

To promote and stimulate learning, interest and continued enjoyment about the visual arts, the Museum will organize an annual programme of temporary exhibitions for presentation year round.

Exhibition proposals/submissions are accepted on an on-going basis.

The Director/Curator will select and establish the annual exhibition programme in collaboration with the curatorial team. An exhibition schedule will be presented by the Director/Curator to the Advisory Board of the Museum once each year

PROCEDURE:

Proposals are accepted from artists and curators.

REQUIREMENTS:

10-20 digital images, project description, and CV.

View digital image requirements

PLEASE SEND PROPOSALS TO:

Carol Podedworny, Director and Curator
McMaster Museum of Art
University Ave, McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L6
podedwo@mcmaster.ca

ASSISTANCE:

The McMaster Museum of Art is a third party recommender for Ontario Arts Council (OAC) Exhibition Assistance Grants.

The 2023-24 Exhibition Assistance Program opens on June 7, 2023, and closes on January 16, 2024. Our deadlines for the programming year are:

  • September 7, 2023, 1 p.m. ET
  • December 7, 2023, 1 p.m. ET

 

Please follow the guidelines established by the Ontario Arts Council, apply directly through their website, and submit the following with your applications:

Brief artist statement
Confirmation letter from the gallery/museum/venue
Budget
CV
Digital images of work