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Current Exhibitions

Latcham Art Centre – 2 Park Dr.

Matthew Trueman: voices in a cool wet darkness

Open: Friday, January 20 – Saturday, March 4, 2023

Opening Reception: Friday, January 20, 2023 | 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Informed by a background in engineering, woodworking and visual art, Trueman’s work for this show includes video, sound, kinetic sculpture, and reclaimed natural materials, which work in concert to present a more-than-human perspective on forest life cycles. voices in a cool wet darkness transforms the gallery with monumental, resonant tree trunks, artworks that move and warble, and a recent video that offers an alternative vantage point on our shared landscape. Latcham Art Centre gratefully acknowledges the City of Barrie’s Horticulture and Forestry Departments for their material contributions to this exhibition.  About the artist: Matthew Trueman is an artist based in London, Ontario. He works primarily in sculpture, site-responsive installation, and video exploring Western culture’s relationship with the landscape through technology. Trueman received his Master of Fine Art from Western University. In 2021, his work was included in the group exhibition Written on the Earth, for which there was an accompanying catalogue, at McIntosh Gallery (London, ON). His recent series of site-responsive installations, Instruments for Landscapes: Black Rocks, was the recipient of the 2019 Environmental Award at Ocean Alliance in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Trueman has had previous exhibitions at DNA Artspace (London, ON), McMaster Museum of Art (Hamilton, ON), Thames Art Gallery (Chatham, ON) and Museum London for Nuit Blanche. His photographic works have been published in So Long South Street by Huron and Erie Press. 

Image credit: Matthew Trueman, still image from A Walk in the Woods in the Dark, 2022.

Town Office Gallery – 111 Sandiford Dr.

Leslie Bertin

Open: February 1 – April 30, 2023 

Leslie Bertin is a Newmarket-based artist who uses alcohol inks to create layered, abstract compositions. Embracing the fluidity of the medium, she allows the ink to wander unpredictably on her canvases, creating forms with a strong sense of movement.  

The Town Office Gallery is programmed by Latcham Art Centre in collaboration with the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville.


Image: Installation view of Leslie Bertin. Photo: Stevie Minacs.


Upcoming Exhibitions

Latcham Art Centre – 2 Park Dr.

2023 Annual Juried Exhibition

Open: Monday March 13 – Saturday April 22, 2023

Latcham Art Centre invites artists to submit up to two recent works (completed in 2023, 2022 or 2021) in any medium or subject matter to our much-anticipated Annual Juried Exhibition.


Opening reception for Latcham’s 2022 Annual Juried Exhibition. Photos by Dennis Hristovski. 

2023 Jurors

Emmanuel Osahor (he/him)

Emmanuel Osahor’s practice engages with beauty as a necessity for survival and a precursor to thriving. Through a rigorously playful inquiry into materials and image making processes, his works depict garden spaces as complicated sanctuaries within which manifestations of beauty and care are present. Born in Nigeria, Emmanuel Osahor lives and works in Toronto. He holds an MFA in Studio Art from the University of Guelph (2021) and a BFA in Art and Design from the University of Alberta (2015). His work has been presented in multiple solo and group exhibitions, and is held in multiple collections. He is an Assistant Professor of Studio Art at the University of Toronto Scarborough.

Heather Riley (they/them)

Heather Riley is an artist, zinester, and arts professional currently working as Project Coordinator, Digital Collections at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery. In both their art and research, Heather is interested in examining queer histories hidden within art collections, and the ways in which queer bodies exist throughout history. They have exhibited in group shows at Visual Arts Mississauga, The Red Head Gallery, and Art Museum at the University of Toronto, and have curated shows at the Maclaren Art Centre, and Robert McLaughlin Gallery (upcoming).

Katie Lawson (she/her)

Katie Lawson is a curator and writer based in Toronto. Most recently, she was a curator for the Toronto Biennial of Art, working with Candice Hopkins and Tairone Bastien on the inaugural 2019 and 2021 editions. She has guest curated exhibitions at the MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie; Y+ Contemporary, Scarborough; RYMD, Reykjavik; the Art Museum, Toronto; the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto and Images Festival, Toronto. Katie is a graduate of the Master of Visual Studies Curatorial program at the University of Toronto, where she previously completed her Master of Arts in Art History. She is currently working towards a PhD in Art and Visual Culture at Western University, with an interest in contemporary art and climate change.


Annual Juried Exhibition

Each year, Latcham Art Centre hosts the Annual Juried Exhibition and invites artists from all over Ontario to submit their work. Three distinguished jurors from a variety of art backgrounds are given the task of choosing the works for this highly anticipated annual exhibition.

A maximum of two recent original artworks may be submitted by each artist along with the entry form and fee. A total of $1000 in juror’s awards is presented each year at the opening reception event where visitors can meet many of the exhibiting artists.

2023 submissions are now open.


Exhibition Submissions

Latcham Art Centre is committed to planning a balanced exhibition program and highlights work that stimulates the community in Whitchurch-Stouffville, as well as reaching a larger art community in Ontario.

We welcome exhibition proposals for Latcham Art Centre and the Whitchurch-Stouffville Town Office Gallery throughout the year. Artists from across Ontario (and nationally when possible) working in all media are encouraged to submit exhibition proposals for Latcham’s main gallery space at 2 Park Drive. The Town Office Gallery at 111 Sandiford Drive is currently dedicated to promoting artists who live and work within York Region only.

Click on the appropriate link below for submission guidelines and other information about the application process. Separate exhibition proposal packages are required for each exhibition space. Programming is often scheduled one to two years in advance. Receipt of proposals will be acknowledged by email. We look forward to reviewing your proposals!