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From artist’s talks and exhibition openings to hands-on workshops and virtual events, there are so many ways to connect with art and artists at the Owens. Watch this space and join our social media channels to learn more about upcoming programs for families, schools, university students and community members.

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Two hands hold the cover of a Cloud Collection with "CLOUD COLLECTION DIANE BORSATO" in large uppercase blue type.

Diane Borsato: Cloud Collection

Observations of clouds and other ephemeral phenomena in the permanent collection of the Owens Art Gallery

A smartphone is held up in front of a lush green sports field. On the screen is a map with a point that reads "Alex Colville, Running Dog". On the left of the screen is an image of a Wire Fox Terrier racing across a sports field marked with painted white lines.

You Are Here

Seeing Sackville through the Owens Art Gallery Collection

Two canvas drawstring bags sit in a clear plastic display shelf on a wooden desk. Printed on the bags is an illustration of a hand holding a pencil encircled by a black band with text that reads "OWENS ART KIT".

Owens Art Kit

Mini-making activities inspired by our exhibitions

Block letters spell out ‘Make Something Sunday’ in grey and “To Go’ in black. The text is written on a white sheet of paper surrounded by a yellow background.

Make Something Sunday To Go

Take home activities for families sponsored by the Rotary Club of Sackville

In a gallery an adult and child sit together at a table cluttered with small scraps of cut paper. The adult uses a pair of scissors to cut small pieces of paper while the child watches. Behind them adults and children work at other tables.

Make Something Sunday

Hands-on workshops for families sponsored by the Rotary Club of Sackville

In a gallery, a group of university students sit on chairs in a semi-circle in front of a large, intricate embroidery that hangs from the ceiling in front of them. The students are focused on small stitching projects. They hold squares of felt in their hands. Some extend their arms while pulling stitches, others work on threading their needles.

Teaching Museum

Interdisciplinary research and innovation

A duck's head peeks out from the "O" in the text "NO DUCKS". The text is hand lettered in black against a bright yellow background.

No Ducks

Emerging Art Critics

Openings

Celebrate new exhibitions

Artist Talks

Attend talks by local, national, and internationally recognized artists

A hand holds up three pin-back buttons. One is a smiling clown face, the next a tangle of pink worms and th elast had an adult's face with the text "what the heck" written above them.

Maker Maker

Seriously small after-hours art workshops

Two adults sit in arm chairs. Between them is a small table with a wooden display shelf that holds a selection of small publications. While one of them reads a publication, the other peruses the shelf. Behind them is a sign with text that reads "TEENY TINY ZINE LIBRARY".

Zine Library

An ever-growing collection of zines, artists' books and handmade publications

Little Library

Available during every Make Something Sunday

A black box is slightly opened. Stamped on the front with silver foil are the words "œuvres fantōmes 1".

Entre les lignes : Incubateur de la pensée écrite

Ateliers de formation professionnelle en écriture

Studio 360°

An up-close look at artists' working spaces

In a gallery, children sit on folding stools examining wooden furniture on display. They hold pencils and clipboards and work in small booklets. A studnet in the foreground holds the handle of a magnifying glass that rests on the clipboard on their lap.

School Tours

Visit the Owens with your students

Two adults stand over a long table displaying several elaborately decorated cakes on a red table cloth. They put a paper flag on a dowel in one of the cakes, while a crowd of people of all ages mingle together in the gallery space behind them.

The Sweetest Little Thing

Annual fundraising art auction