Permanent Collection

Permanent Collection

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE COLLECTION

The Art Gallery of Mississauga presents selections from the permanent art collection. Changing with each exhibition period, these thematic groupings are accompanied by educational resources and activities. With this space, the AGM hopes to provide opportunities for deeper engagement between visitors, art and the community.

About the Permanent Collection

 

The Art Gallery of Mississauga is committed to the development of a Permanent Collection with a focus that is unique to the Gallery and begins to focus on creating a destination collection for the future AGM. The aim is to reflect the cultural diversity of the community, with a particular interest in work by Canadian artists that examines the inter-relationship between one’s own heritage and the ongoing definition of one’s culture from a contemporary perspective. The AGM is designated as a Category A Institution under the Cultural Property Export and Import Act of the Government of Canada.

As of 2014, the Gallery seeks to build a collection that participates in a significant national or international dialogue on photography and its conceptual and material possibilities. Of particular interest are works of art that reflect the excellence and diversity found in the community of Mississauga, iconic and historic Canadian works of art and digital or lens based | photographic artworks. An additional interest will be work by artists that examines and interprets the urban environment, identity and experimental noteworthy works representing a period of time, movements and concepts in Canadian Art history.

The AGM collection aims to present projects and exhibitions and acquiring works that embrace a wide range of contemporary aesthetics and technologies with the goal to offer students, educators, research specialists, and general audiences an intimate and comprehensive visual study centre on digital and lens based images and photography. It is understood that as artists continue to experiment with new technology that is representative of its time – new forms and visual experiences will arise and challenge modes of accepted production. The AGM collection must absorb the new from an informed stand point, while simultaneously connect to historic precedents.

Lens based works and photographic works are any given method of producing an image whether historical print and film or digital and new media methods of production. Not limited to conceptual works, performance based documentation, photojournalism, landscape and other emergent styles. Photography processes for collection are Albumen, autochrome, c-type print, calotype, carbon print, collage and montage, cyanotype, digital print, dye destruction print, poloroid, gelatin silver print among others. Digital based works are not limited to film, video, sound audio works, 2-D and 3-D digital visual experiences, projected images as an example. The work must have the proper digital platform to ensure proper care and maintenance and longevity by the AGM.

Finally, the Gallery is interested in accepting donated work which support the following definitions; Iconic works by Canadian artists that have major museum attribution or are represented in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection or the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Reef Passage

 Paul Fournier

 

Examining Snow Creatures

Fred Hagan

Tabula

Jeannie Thib

 

Cape Breton Team of Oxen Plowing Near Baddeck

George Hunter

Auyttq National Park, In the Hills, Northwest Territories

Pitaloosie Saila

 

Briar Patch

Bobs Cogill Haworth

Night Sentinels

Gil Caldwell

 

untitled (plum tree blossoms)

Yu Xining

 

Four Maidens Watching

June Selznick Drutz

PURCHASE POSTERS from the Collection

Interested in owning a piece of the AGM’s Permanent Art Collection? The AGM offers posters featuring favourite works from the collection for sale. For more information, please contact the gallery!

 

 

The Art Gallery of Mississauga gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Pendle Fund at the Community Foundation of Mississauga, a registered charitable public foundation serving the people of Mississauga.

Community Foundation of Mississauga

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AGM Staff | Board

Sonja Hidas | Interim Curator

 

Community Members

Lee Petrie

Morris Lum

Zofia Krivdova

Yvonne Li

 

Committee Alternates

Joel Geoffrey Ray

 

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