May 24, 2012 - Sep 03, 2012
(Da bao)(Takeout) is an attempt to locate a cross-cultural and social dynamic between China and the West, specifically Canada, by focusing on artists who investigate, adapt and instill ideas from abroad into their practices
Carnival: the Spirit and the Soul
Carnival: The Spirit and the Soul is a multi-media exhibition that uses theatrical narrative and the mask as an element of storytelling, common to virtually every world culture.
Carol Wainio: The Book
Feb 13, 2011 - May 08, 2011
Illustrated books, which sought to educate readers through images and ideas about the world, are the focal point of recent work by Ottawa-based painter Caro Wainio
Colour, In Theory
Featuring a selection of works from the permanent collection exploring F.H.Varley’s use of colour. Also highlighting the work of York Region artist Janet Read.
Cul-de-sac invites us to question the notion of suburbia as a geographic, architectural and fictional space in relation to the communities that embody them.
Cultural Floe - Modern and Inuit Traditions
Jun 03, 2011 - Sep 06, 2011
This exhibition will juxtapose sculpture and drawing produced at the beginning and (arguably) end of the ethnically defined field of Inuit modern art.
Presenting new acquisitions alongside other works from the Varley's permanent collection
The exhibition addresses the importance of language and communication as a window to independence and is an intimate journey of discovery about our dependencies on the senses. Photography and installation by Natalie Schonfeld-Howard.
Max Streicher: Quadriga
August 27 to October 10 , 2011 - Max Streicher's Quadriga features a series of four giant-sized horses installed on the roof of the tower overlooking the Varley's courtyard and entrance.