The AGM is honoured to announce the acquisition of Jeff Thomas’s What Happened to the Mississauga’s? at the conclusion of his solo exhibition, A Necessary Fiction: My Conversation with George Hunter and Edward S. Curtis. This generous donation by the artist was a focal point of the exhibition, and is contextually relevant to the Gallery’s redirected collecting mandate. Our FIRST NEW NEXT mandate acts as a strategy for the growth of the collection, supporting the pursuit of creative enterprise that embraces diversity, inclusivity and collaboration.
“When I began my career in 1980, I searched for and couldn’t find any photographic work produced by Indigenous people in museum and art gallery collections. I wanted to see what other Indigenous image-makers had made with a camera, and build upon it. As a consequence, I have donated works to institutions with the idea that someone looking for an Indigenous voice, will find something to work with. It is equally important to also work with museums and galleries that recognize the importance of having Indigenous voices in their exhibition spaces and in their collections. And now, having worked with the Art Gallery of Mississauga for my exhibition, I want to donate What Happened to the Mississauga’s? to your collection.” – Jeff Thomas, 2017
The Art Gallery of Mississauga 14th Annual Fine Art Auction on April 27, 2017 was a spectacular success and generated over $60,000 in proceeds towards AGM’s awarding-winning exhibitions, innovative community programmes and artist projects, all offered with free admission. Thanks to all who joined us for a fantastic evening of contemporary art and celebration of the AGM’s 30th Anniversary!
The Art Gallery of Mississauga was thrilled to once again have the extremely generous support of Lead Sponsor Square One for our primary fundraising event.
In the video above, Greg Taylor, General Manager, Square One discusses the auction works he purchased and the expanding partnership between Square One and the AGM, which has further developed the Gallery’s audience. With the presentation of dynamic contemporary art exhibitions and engaging programming, the AGM continues to connect with local communities in Mississauga and beyond.
On behalf of the AGM Board and Staff, thank you to all of our sponsors, guests, generous artists and dedicated volunteers for being a part of our 14th Annual Fine Art Auction on April 27th. We couldn’t do it without you!
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The AGM’s Auction offers a diverse selection of contemporary art and celebrates the institution’s 30th year of award-winning and critically acclaimed exhibitions by both emerging and established artists. With the generous support of our Lead Sponsor Square One Shopping Centre, the AGM is expanding its audiences and engaging our community in new and innovative ways. The auction presents a great snapshot of Canadian art and reflects many of the incredible artists who have exhibited with the AGM during its past 30 years. I invite you all to come and fall in love and ensure that all of these incredible works of art go to new collections in support of the AGM’s powerful curatorial and educational programmes.”