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Inward Identities | Recent Works by Vicky Talwar

Open: Tuesday, February 1 – Saturday, March 19, 2022
Reception: Friday, March 18 | 7 – 9 PM

Vicky Talwar is an interdisciplinary Whitchurch-Stouffville artist who draws upon her personal experience as a Hindu-Canadian to produce painting, mixed media and installation artwork. In her artistic practice, she addresses themes of cultural hybridity, displacement, movement and memory. Latcham Art Centre is pleased to host Vicky Talwar’s recent work which also serves as her Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media & Design thesis exhibition with the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD U).

In her paintings, she expresses the contrasts of her identity by embracing both vibrant colour and textured materiality. Talwar uses reoccurring spiritual motifs including intertwining flower garlands, mala beads, sacred threads and salt to create a sense of presence and intention while playful brushstrokes and an atmospheric background produces a feeling of liminality and transcendency. Her salt-based installations explore similar themes. Inspired by ritualistic qualities of the mandala, she uses salt as a purifying and healing material to accentuate her spirituality and highlight the space between what is tangible and what is a distant memory. Acting as a self-portrait of her enlightening individuality, Inward Identities showcases Vicky Talwar’s relationship with art throughout her life and encourages our community to engage with their own cultural experiences through the visual arts.

Free Mandala Colouring Pages



Clip from Vicky Talwar’s Video Performance of A Moment To Myself | Featuring Buddhist Monk, Lama Jam | Video Production by Moe Marino


Current Exhibitions

IMAGES 2021/2022: A Shattered Symphony

Enter the Virtual Exhibition

Latcham Art Centre is thrilled to be partnering once again with the graduating class of Stouffville District Secondary School (SDSS) in the exhibition A Shattered Symphony. For over two decades, the grade twelve art students from SDSS have worked with the Art Centre’s curator to mount a professional exhibition that presents the artworks they have created over the course of their first semester. This year, due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, this annual exhibition will be launched exclusively online through the Latcham Art Centre website on December 14, 2021.

It is important to recognize that these students represent the next generation of artists from the Whitchurch-Stouffville community and this creative online platform provides them an accessible space for the community to view their talents. In addition to creating works that respond to their senior education curriculum, students are also responsible for conceiving a curatorial theme, project title and class statement describing the exhibition.

This year, the class was inspired by modern artists, environmental art as well as their own experience and resilience as young artists during the pandemic. On behalf of the class, artist Vanessa Simoes states, “In these times, many of us have decided or have been forced to work with what we are given. In this capacity, we have become used to not having canvas, paint brushes, or paint, and because of this, we have inaugurated our own concepts of modern art. Much like modern artists, our own stylistic choices are evident when viewing this exhibition.”

Artwork by SSDS students Vanessa Simoes and Vivian Nguyen, 2021.


Upcoming Exhibition

Annual Juried Exhibition

Open: Friday March 25 – Saturday, April 23, 2022
Reception: Friday, March 25 | 7 – 9 PM

This exhibition offers artists working in all media the opportunity to have their work evaluated by three visual art professionals serving as jurors. The public can discover a variety of work exploring ideas and themes by contemporary artists from all over Ontario while the Curator has the chance to engage with hundreds of Ontario-based artists.

Submission Form

Latcham Art Centre | Annual Juried Exhibition 2019


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 out to a larger art community in Ontario.

We welcome proposals throughout the year from artists across Ontario (and nationally when possible) working in all media.

Click on the link below for submission guidelines and other information about the application process.  Exhibition programming is often scheduled one to two years in advance.  Receipt of proposals will be acknowledged by email.


Emerging Artists Under 30 Exhibition

Latcham Art Centre is welcoming submissions from emerging artists aged 30 and under for a 2022 group exhibition. This call includes a variety of media including painting, drawing, mixed media, photography and video. LAC has 105 running feet and a space of approximately 1,100 square feet.

Submission Deadline: March 1st, 2022


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.

Submission Deadline: March 3rd, 2022