We are currently open! Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm. 

325 Farr Drive, Haileybury

As we come out of lockdown we're all trying to figure out how to behave and how to be respectful and safe while at the same time resuming ‘normal’. The Temiskaming Art Gallery encourages you to come out to our safe gallery space located in City Hall. Upon arrival you must put your mask on and ensure that you are not exhibiting any symptoms of Covid-19. When entering the gallery you may view, but not touch, the works and are encouraged to sign the online guestbook which can be done by clicking the link at the top of this page.  We hope that you enjoy this colourful show by local artists Faye and Deb Digulla.

En sortant de l'isolement, nous essayons tous de comprendre comment nous comporter et comment être respectueux et en sécurité tout en reprenant une vie "normale". La Galerie d'art du Temiskaming vous encourage à vous rendre dans notre galerie sécurisée située à l'hôtel de ville. À votre arrivée, vous devez mettre votre masque et vous assurer que vous ne présentez aucun symptôme de Covid-19. Lorsque vous entrez dans la galerie, vous pouvez voir les œuvres, mais pas les toucher, et nous vous encourageons à signer le livre d'or en ligne, ce qui peut se faire en cliquant sur le lien en haut de cette page.  Nous espérons que vous apprécierez ce spectacle haut en couleurs des artistes locales Faye et Deb Digulla.

Faye & Deb Digulla
Home and Other Findings // Ce qu'on peut retrouver chez soi

22 February – 9 April 2021

‘Home and Other Findings’ includes compelling works in both collage and mixed media that explore the private realm of ‘the home’,  with works like Grandma's Sewing Basket,  Our Town,  and Lockdown. These often intimate works share memories, glimpsing into the lives of the artists and their families. Coming out of a 'stay at home' order amidst a global pandemic  ‘Home and Other Findings’ is a refreshing experience. It’s timely subjects and delicate execution send the viewer into a reflective and thankful state of mind, the perfect dose of art therapy for our recovering and resilient souls. 

"Ce qu'on peut retrouver chez soi" comprend des œuvres fascinantes, sous forme de collages et de médias mixtes, qui explorent le domaine privé de la "maison", avec des œuvres comme Grandma's Sewing Basket, Our Town et Lockdown. Ces œuvres souvent intimes partagent des souvenirs, donnant un aperçu de la vie des artistes et de leurs familles. Sortir d'un ordre de "séjour à la maison" au milieu d'une pandémie mondiale, "Ce qu'on peut retrouver chez soi", est une expérience rafraîchissante. Ses sujets opportuns et son exécution délicate mettent le spectateur dans un état d'esprit de réflexion et de reconnaissance, la dose parfaite de thérapie artistique pour nos âmes en voie de guérison et résilientes.  

Past Exhibitions



Art from the Forest Floor//Nopiming Ojichigan Mochisag//l'Art du tapis forestir

November 18 - December 24 2020

Art from the Forest Floor | l’Art du tapis forestier | Nopiming Ojichigan Mochisag is a collaborative arts education project exploring climate change through visual and literary arts. Northern Ontario artists Taman Bradette, Felicity Buckell, and Brit Griffin worked with students from St Patrick School Cobalt, ÉSC Sainte-Marie, and Kiwetin Kikinamading.

Funding for this project was provided by the Ontario Arts Council - Conseil des arts de l'Ontario Northern Arts Program, as well as local support from the Rotary Club of Temiskaming Shores and Area, Cobalt Legion, the The Corporation of the City of Temiskaming Shores, and The Temiskaming Foundation.

The gallery show at TAG is the finale stage of the project and showcases some of the student work produced over the past year. To see more behind the scenes visit the Art from the Forest Floor Facebook page.

We invite you to watch our virtual gallery tour! Pause the video to read the artist's synopsis. Please don't forget to sign our virtual guest book. Thank you.


Art from the Forest Floor | l'Art du tapis forestier | Nopiming Ojichigan Mochisag est un projet éducatif artistique collaboratif qui explore le changement climatique à travers les arts visuels et littéraires. Taman Bradette, artiste du nord de l'Ontario,
Felicity Buckell, et Brit Griffin, qui ont travaillé avec les élèves de l'école St Patrick de Cobalt, de l'ÉSC Sainte-Marie et de Kiwetin Kikinamading.

Le financement de ce projet a été assuré par le Conseil des arts de l'Ontario - Programme des arts du Nord du Conseil des arts de l'Ontario, ainsi que le soutien local du Rotary Club of Temiskaming Shores and Area, de la Légion de Cobalt, de la Corporation de la ville de Temiskaming Shores et de la Fondation Temiskaming.

L'exposition de la galerie au GAT est la dernière étape du projet et présente une partie des travaux des étudiants réalisés au cours de l'année écoulée. Pour en savoir plus sur les coulisses, visitez la page Facebook "Art from the Forest Floor".

Nous vous invitons à regarder notre visite virtuelle de la galerie ! Mettez la vidéo en pause pour lire le synopsis de l'artiste. N'oubliez pas de signer notre livre d'or virtuel. Merci.


Group of Seven in Temiskaming: Reflections After 100 Years

September 28 - November 6 2020

Watch our virtual Gallery tour! To read the artist's synopsis, scroll down to the carousel album below and click on the image. And please don't forget to sign our virtual guest book. Thank you.


Expérimentez notre visite virtuelle de la galerie ! Pour lire le synopsis de l'artiste, faites défiler la page jusqu'à l'album du carrousel ci-dessous et cliquez sur l'image. Et n'oubliez pas de signer notre livre d'or virtuel. Merci.

Download the brochure here.  Téléchargez la brochure ici.

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Group of Seven’s first exhibition, the Temiskaming Art Gallery invited artists of Northern Ontario (as defined by the NOAA) and NorthWestern Quebec to submit their own interpretations of Canadian identity. The Group of Seven was highly successful in presenting a unified image of Canadian identity rooted in the motif of the untamed North. TAG acknowledges that this identity was rooted within a singular viewpoint, and we feel that now it is time to diversify our conception of what it means to be Canadian, especially in the north.

Pour célébrer le 100e anniversaire de la première exposition du Groupe des Sept, la Galerie d'art du Temiskaming a invité des artistes du nord de l'Ontario (tel que défini par la NOAA) et du nord-ouest du Québec à soumettre leurs propres interprétations de l'identité canadienne. Le Groupe des Sept a remporté un vif succès en présentant une image unifiée de l'identité canadienne enracinée dans le motif du Nord indompté. Le GAT reconnaît que cette identité était ancrée dans un point de vue singulier, et nous pensons qu'il est temps maintenant de diversifier notre conception de ce que signifie être Canadien, en particulier dans le Nord.

To learn more about the accompanying self guided driving tour visit Lake Temiskaming Tour website by clicking here and select the Group of Seven in Temiskaming tab.

Pour en savoir plus sur la visite autoguidée en voiture, visitez le site Web Lake Temiskaming Tour en cliquant ici et sélectionnez l'onglet Groupe des sept au Temiskaming.

Listen to John Mastin explain how his grandfather, Franklin Carmichael, found his way to La Clouche and the area around Willisville.

Original Group of Seven Artworks

Artist Interpretations of Canadian Identity

Click the image to enlarge and to read the artist synopses for each work.

Findings - Agawa Coastal Trail


August 10 - September 18 2020

Click here to download a pdf of the brochure.

Gallery Walkthrough

Beauty in the Time of Corona


Online exhibition

Here are the award winners and honorable mentions as selected by juror Greg Davies.                         Browse through the album to see the rest of the show.


Beauty in the Time of Corona - digital show

In response to the COVID-19  worldwide pandemic, the Temiskaming Art Gallery is launching its first-ever virtual juried exhibition Beauty in the Time of Corona. We are inviting artists from all over the world to reflect on and respond to the COVID-19 crisis in their preferred medium. This project is sponsored by Darcy and Kelly Griffith of Clean Scene Inc. with guest juror Greg Davies, artist and curator at the Cape Breton University Art Gallery.

La Beauté en ce temps du Corona

En réponse à la pandémie mondiale COVID-19, la Galerie d'art du Temiskaming lance sa toute première exposition virtuelle avec jury "La Beauté en ce temps du Corona". Nous invitons les artistes du monde entier à réfléchir à la crise COVID-19 et à y répondre dans leur médium préféré. Ce projet est parrainé par Darcy and Kelly Griffith of Clean Scene Inc., mécène avec célèbre juré Greg Davies, artiste et conservateur de la Cape Breton University Art Gallery.

Greg Davies, Artist /Curator

March 2020 

2020 OSA Juried Art Exhibition; Northern Hub


The Temiskaming Art Gallery (TAG), along with the OSA Northern Hub, is proud to present the 2020 OSA Juried Art Exhibition. OSA member artists working in all media and disciplines were invited  to submit their best work. This exhibition is a showcase for the high-quality artworks produced by the members of the Ontario Society of Artists. The work from this year's 29 selected artists is sure to inspire with a vast array of styles, mediums and subject matter. There is something for everyone.


This years jurors were Melissa La Porte, Cesar Forero and Lisa Murzin.

2020 OSA Juried Art Exhibition; Northern Hub

Click here to download a pdf of the brochure.

Listed below are the video timestamps for the 2020 OSA Juried Art Exhibition; Northern Hub virtual gallery tour.

01:04 Diana Bennett - Enchanted Forest - Sunrise

00:48 Vera Bobson- DROP

01:11 Kelly Borgers - Boreal Forest Fire Acrylic

05:07 George Boyer - Waves, Lake Huron

05:48 Carmel Brennan - Orkney-Winter

06:19 Josy Britton - Chasing Shadows

06:45 Anne Cavanagh - Clouding of Conscious

01:53 Jaya Datta - Will Love You Forever

02:36 Pat Dumas-Hudecki - Caught in the Light II

03:59 Linda Finn - Re:Collection mixed media; wasp paper on wood, wasp comb, handmade paper, thread, collage, found objects, copper foil

07:08 Erin FitzGibbon -Dawn of Identity

06:30 Maya Foltyn - QUIETUDE 1

04:44 L.E. Glazer - Lake Simcoe Ice Break

05:20 Cathy Groulx - Forest Blues

07:26 Emma Lau - Woman Branches II

07:40 Ted Michener - Turista

03:31 Joseph Muscat - Pas de question / Over My Dead Body

03:39 Margaret Pardy - What Big Teeth

02:05 Jangmee Park - Beyond the Mountain

01:22 Frances Patella - Stonehenge with Cone

05:58 Dominique Prevost - Horizon Series/ Summer Green

02:25 Cher Pruys - Entranced

01:40 Janet Read - Sky and water, evening conversation

01:30 Clare Ross - Arctic Cotton 1

00:53 Lynne Schumacher -Haliburton Birches

04:24 Roger Sutcliffe - Heaven or Hell

08:04 Bob "Omar" Tunnoch - In Session, Carnivorous Plant Choir

03:20 Carol Westcott - Shorelight

00:58 Steve Wilson - Radio City

January 27 - March 6, 2020 


Wanderlust Walz

    A retrospective Journey by Walter Pape from 1966 to now.

  Walter was raised and educated in Germany. He moved to Canada with his wife Maria in 1966 and settled almost immediately in New Liskeard. Walter began painting in 1967 when he discovered art classes with Muriel Newton-White and Carolyn MacArthur. For years Walter experimented with oils later switching to watercolour and more recently he has become enthused about the various printmaking techniques, especially Intaglio and Linocut printmaking. 

  Besides painting, Walter is also passionate about gardening and enjoys landscaping and planning his own garden during the summer months. In his visual arts practice Walter takes us through the private and sometimes intimate spaces of his garden as well as on journeys abroad, depicting the wonders of nature on a grand scale. From the rainforests of Tofino to the volcanoes of Hawaii Walter captures the power and fragility of nature making us question our place in the world. 'Being born we immediately become part of our planet earth, which is only a tiny speck in the universe. For millions of years our earth has developed into what it is now and should be sacred to us. Our earth moved, turned, lifted and shifted. Flora and fauna were created and preserved and evolved over millions of years. What did we do to the place which supports all life forms? It should be so sacred to us.' - Walter Pape

    Walter was one of the first members of the Palette and Brush Club and has continued to be an active participant in the art community ever since.  For over 30 years Walter was a part of the board of directors for the Temiskaming Art Gallery, initially as the chair and later as treasurer. Walter frequently exhibits his work and has work in many private and public collections throughout Canada and Europe. Walter continues to be active in the art scene and we are pleased to look back at the growth and development of his practice in his compelling show ‘Wanderlust Walz’.


Click here to download a pdf of the brochure.


December 2, 2019- January 17, 2020 

Portraits, North of 17

This is a group exhibition of contemporary portraiture featuring artists: Bruce Cull, Margot Cormier Splane, Catharin Cribbs, Dermot Wilson, Iris Shields, Cesare Feraro, Reno Couchie and Sue Gamble. This is an exhibition of portraits created in 2017 and early 2018 by artists from four regions of Northeastern Ontario. This extensive exhibition will present a document of the true ‘character’ of this vibrant and isolated quarter of the province.

Within these thirty-two works are embedded notions of the limits of a scientific post-colonial ‘gaze’ and the character of the land as reflected in the expressive faces of the people of Northern Ontario.


Oct - Nov 2019.

Photographic Evidence

An abstract approach to urban landscape photography. These North Bay- based artists explore the colours, shapes and textures that are the backdrop to our lives. Though each artist is distinctly individual in his photography the works come together seamlessly in the gallery space to provide a a wonderfully artistic rendition of our local landscape.

Une approche abstraite de la photographie de paysages urbains. Ces artistes basés à North Bay explorent les couleurs, les formes et les textures qui constituent la toile de fond de nos vies. Bien que chaque artiste soit distinctement individuel dans sa photographie, les œuvres se combinent parfaitement dans l'espace de la galerie pour offrir une reproduction merveilleusement artistique du paysage local.

Des Buttes et de la Sculpture

Aug - Sept 2019.

Small fire/Le petit feu

A work in progress and interactive sound work. A pile of statuettes piled up meticulously on top of each other, artefacts made, inspired by historical models from several cultures, some disguised by figures of people close for the artist, some drawn from sketchbooks, some completely exploded during the cooking process; as the spectator approaches, a whispering voice arises, a barely audible dialogue, difficult to understand. The work, fueled by modeled statuettes cooked at a slow fire, questions our relationship with the world. 
Voice: Dialogue between Éliane Kistabish and Joanne Poitras. Note: The mound of statuettes grows with each cooking, year after year. 


Wild Flower Buds
Since the 2000s, Joanne Poitras has been working on a series of lithographs. The subject of each of these works is a wildflower, in bud, which grows in the fields and forests here. The blooming flower draws our eye to it but it is the flower bud that interests the artist. At this time of its growth, in its folds of petals that serve as a protective shield, the flower is creating a future. This form interests me. The flower builds what it will be tomorrow.  To draw more attention to this life that often develops without our knowledge, the artist represents these flower buds in a monumental form. 

Comme le vent force fragile/As the wind brittle force (sculpture)

Mound composed of several hundred cattails picked, dried and processed, dotted, dipped in coffee powder and varnished. The whole is assembled and mounted in the form of cupola. Truncated and idealized representation of the idea of nature. 

Fenêtres sur le village/Windows On The Village (sculpture)

Mound formed of charred residues from the church of Saint-Eugène-de-Guigues in Temiscamingue destroyed by the flames in 2014. The artefacts recovered are lacquered. In the days following the fire and with the agreement of the local authorities, the site was photographed, filmed and the remains of the destroyed building were collected. These artifacts seek to heal/think the imaginary. The work wants to bring the public to dream the territory. 
A video projection overhangs the hill and presents a square of blue sky dotted with clouds. 


62nd Annual NOAA Exhibition

July 2019.

A travelling juried exhibition featuring artists from the Northern Ontario Art Association.

New Vintages

May - June 2019.
New Vintages showcases the talent of 12 emerging artists with Northern roots in a variety of mediums and styles. The Temiskaming Art Gallery hosted a reception on June 13th, and 6 of the artists were in attendance and had the opportunity to talk about the inspiration behind their artworks. 


Sollano 84: A Toller Cranston Story



March - April 2019.

Toller Cranston was a figure skater that changed how the world perceived mens figure skating. Before Toller showed off his artistic bodily movement, men figure skaters were very masculine on the ice. After Cranston introduced his unique style, he became an icon for centuries. Along with his passion of figure skating, he was extremely passionate about art. He created 20, 000 paintings and drawings in his lifetime. Although he has passed, his art continues to inspire and impact the lives of many artists and/or viewers. There was a sister exhibition Strawberry Journey: A Toller Cranston story at the Museum of Northern History in Kirkland Lake.

Ladies of Glass //

Les femmes de verre

January - February 2019.

The Ladies of Glass artists Joyce Moore CreationsRose BelangerLouise DeJoseph, Maria Pape, and Carmen Cantin displayed their amazing pieces for this exhibition.


November 13 2018 - January 4 2019.

The Northern landscape as seen through the eyes of a painter and photographer, husband and wife duo.

Martin & Kathy Foley:

A Northern Perspective




61st Annual Juried Exhibition

A travelling juried exhibition featuring artists from the Northern Ontario Art Association. 2018.


David Carlin:

Oneiroi Komplex

May 6 - June 30, 2018. Carlin's sculptures, paintings and videos are a surreal interweaving of legends, landscapes and dreams. This exhibition reflects on the power of chaos and role it plays in ancient and modern mythologies.

Canadian artist, David Carlin was born in Toronto, Ontario, but has lived in the Nipissing District of Northern Ontario for almost 50 years. He maintains a studio in North Bay on the north shore of Lake Nipissing.


Benjamin Chee Chee: Life and Legacy

Benjamin Chee Chee (March 26, 1944 - March 14, 1977), originally from Temagami First Nation, lived a rich and full, but tragically short, life. During his four years as a full time professional visual artist in Montreal and Ottawa his work was prolific and disparate, ranging from his iconic ‘Friends’ and ‘Benji birds’ to his less generally familiar abstracts. Benjamin Chee Chee: Life and Legacy comprises a comprehensive selection of Chee Chee’s works gathered from galleries and individuals across the province. The exhibition presents a personal perspective, achieved through multifarious collaborations, including those with close friends of Chee Chee’s. February 26 - April 20, 2018.


Benjamin Chee Chee (26 mars 1944 - 14 mars 1977), originaire de Temagami Première nation, a vécu une vie riche et plein, mais tragiquement bref. Pendant ses quatre années comme artiste visuel professionnel à temps plein à Montréal et Ottawa, son travail était prolifique et disparate, allant de ses emblématiques «amis» et «oiseaux Benji» à ses oeuvres abrastaites moins familiers. Benjamin Chee Chee: Vie et héritage comprend une sélection approfondi des œuvres de Chee Chee recueillies auprès des galeries et des individus à travers la province. L'exposition présente une perspective personnel, atteint par le biais de multiples collaborations, y compris ceux avec amis de Chee Chee.


Barely North: Geographic Relativity

Jan 15 - Feb 16, 2018: works from the permanent collection.

A selection of artwork from the TAG Permanent Collection that features different perspectives about the region we live, work, and play in.



Jan 15 à Feb 16, 2018: œuvres de la collection permanente. 



Nov 10 2017 ~ Jan 6 2018

Tracey-Mae Chambers: About Eve

  • Facebook - Black Circle
  • Twitter - Black Circle
  • Instagram - Black Circle

325, chemin Farr, C.P. 1090 | 325 Farr Drive. P.O. Box 1090, | Haileybury, Ontario P0J 1K0

courriel | email info@temiskamingartgallery.ca
téléphone | telephone 705-672-3706
Galerie d'Art du Temiskaming | Temiskaming Art Gallery 



Nous reconnaissons l’appui financier du gouvernement du Canada par l’entremise du ministère du Patrimoine canadien.
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.