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Saturdays: 10am-3pm

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Exhibitions 

& events

Look for Exhibition Openings, Artist Talks, Call for Entry,

and 25th Anniversary Celebrations!

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Annual Juried Exhibition Opens: October 11, 5-7pm

October 11 - November 1, 2019

Artists:

Kate Carder-Thompson

Elizabeth Forrest

June Horwich

Tee Kundu

Tyler Matheson

Karice Mitchell

Vanessa Pejovic

Nancy Peng

John David Roberts

Noelle Upitis

Housed in a historic industrial “Knopffabrik”, Button Factory Arts is a respected, inclusive community arts centre in today's City of Waterloo. Celebrating a 25 year anniversary, the theme for this year's "Annual Juried Exhibition" asked artists to engage and entertain ideas on current issues affecting the socio-cultural fabric of our diverse community and the things that hold us together.

 

Given the existential challenges people face worldwide, many artists, feeling the need to connect and speak up, increasingly engage in activist and social art practices. With youth, indigenous communities and environmental movements rising, some countries are trying to face issues of climate change and migrations of people fleeing conflict and seeking a better life. The contributions by the artists in this exhibition reflect on the current moment of our society in a crucial time of transformation.

About the 2019 Juror:

Ernest Daetwyler

Ernest Daetwyler is an interdisciplinary sculptor and visual artist based in the Region of Waterloo. His exhibitions and public art projects have been presented internationally. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, Pro Helvetia, Switzerland, the Swiss Federal Office of Culture, the Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York, N.Y.

ARTIST TALKS & PERFORMANCES

Nicole Beno, Potluck Projects, Ernest Daetwyler, and Tess Martens

Hover over images, or tap for more info.

Click here to save your space in upcoming fall artist talks, performances and discussions! 

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Photo by: Scott Lee

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Annual Juried Exhibition Opens: October 11, 5-7pm

October 11 - November 1, 2019

Artists:

Kate Carder-Thompson

Elizabeth Forrest

June Horwich

Tee Kundu

Tyler Matheson

Karice Mitchell

Vanessa Pejovic

Nancy Peng

John David Roberts

Noelle Upitis

Housed in a historic industrial “Knopffabrik”, Button Factory Arts is a respected, inclusive community arts centre in today's City of Waterloo. Celebrating a 25 year anniversary, the theme for this year's "Annual Juried Exhibition" asked artists to engage and entertain ideas on current issues affecting the socio-cultural fabric of our diverse community and the things that hold us together.

 

Given the existential challenges people face worldwide, many artists, feeling the need to connect and speak up, increasingly engage in activist and social art practices. With youth, indigenous communities and environmental movements rising, some countries are trying to face issues of climate change and migrations of people fleeing conflict and seeking a better life. The contributions by the artists in this exhibition reflect on the current moment of our society in a crucial time of transformation.

About the 2019 Juror:

Ernest Daetwyler

Ernest Daetwyler is an interdisciplinary sculptor and visual artist based in the Region of Waterloo. His exhibitions and public art projects have been presented internationally. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, Pro Helvetia, Switzerland, the Swiss Federal Office of Culture, the Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York, N.Y.

Featured image: Mend, Tee Kundu

Join us at Button Factory Arts on November 1st to witness a new performance by brave and bold performance artist Tess Martens.

"Yellow has always been my favourite colour because it is so bright and happy. I have always been taught by society to appear happy. Living with mental illness is complicated and not always what it appears. You may seem happy but feel mentally under the weather simultaneously. These experiences have inspired my performance: My Yellow Smiley Face Balloons"

"No nudity yet exposing, real and raw."
- Tess Martens

This performance is free to attend.

Thank you to the Government of Canada for funding this program.

Photo by: Joe Martz

LUMEN | Sept. 28, 6-11pm

Button Factory Arts is participating in The City of Waterloo event showcasing work by:

Danny Ingrouvile and Allie Brenner. Hover over images or tap (mobile) for more info!

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Quick-list >> Fall 2019:

Important dates, upcoming 

exhibitions, calls & events