February to May, 2022

AMY BAGSHAW: ART INTERRUPTIONS

ART INTERRUPTIONS

From February through May 2022, regional artist Amy Bagshaw will be animating transitional and unique spaces at the Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH) with her Art Interruptions Project.  Installed in public hours over the course of four weeks, these site-specific fibre art installations will be placed in unusual spaces: vaults, jail cells, hallways, and windows to highlight and engage with aspects of space and place. The goals of this project are to draw attention to OMAH’s unique site in a pandemic world, to playfully participate with audiences through the installation process and final works, and to remind viewers of the specific relationships born between the collection/art works and their layered and meaningful contexts.  In connection to the Colour with a U and From Marbles to Minecraft: A Century of Childhood exhibitions, the Art Interruptions Project will bring viewers back into museum spaces to recall the inherent qualities of being enveloped by art and design.

ARTIST BIO

Amy Bagshaw (she/her) earned her BFA from Queen’s University in 2002, and MFA from Stony Brook University, New York, with a focus on fibre installation and intermedia in 2006.  A Graduate Women’s Studies Scholar, her art practice extends to Intersectional Feminism and contemporary craft practices. She has exhibited in Canada, the United States, and Europe and has created public art for the City of Barrie and Alliston, ON.

Bagshaw has received an Ontario Arts Council Grant, has had a Residency at The Banff Centre and her work can be seen on the cover of Feminist Time Against Nation Time (Dietrich and Hesford, 2008) and Brava Kilo’s album cover Hang On, You Demons (2018).  Her paper “Notes from the Portal: Feminist Teaching Strategies in/post-pandemic Art and Design Classrooms,” was published in Teaching in a Post-COVID Era (Springer, 2021). She teaches in the Fine Art and IDesign departments of X University (Ryerson), Georgian College, and Yorkville University.  She lives in Alliston, ON with her family. 

Installation Photos

OTHER EXHIBITIONS

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BEYOND THE FENCE: Christine Mack and David Hill

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GREAT TAIT: The True Story of Orillia’s First Millionaire

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VIEWS OF ORILLIA

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CARMICHAEL CANADIAN LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION: TRADITION TRANSFORMED

CARMICHAEL CANADIAN LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION: TRADITION TRANSFORMED

EYEING MEDUSA: Amanta Scott

EYEING MEDUSA: Amanta Scott

BURNER HERZOG: Gary Blundell and Victoria Ward

BURNER HERZOG: Gary Blundell and Victoria Ward

CONVERSATIONS: 150th Anniversary of the Ontario Society of Artists

CONVERSATIONS: 150th Anniversary of the Ontario Society of Artists

ORILLIA SOLDIERS’ MEMORIAL HOSPITAL POP-UP EXHIBIT

ORILLIA SOLDIERS’ MEMORIAL HOSPITAL POP-UP EXHIBIT

RETURN TO SENDER

RETURN TO SENDER

25th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY ART SHOW

25th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY ART SHOW

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REFLECTIONS OF OURSELVES

AMY BAGSHAW: ART INTERRUPTIONS

AMY BAGSHAW: ART INTERRUPTIONS

FROM MARBLES TO MINECRAFT: A CENTURY OF CHILDHOOD

FROM MARBLES TO MINECRAFT: A CENTURY OF CHILDHOOD

COLOUR WITH A U

COLOUR WITH A U

GOT THE TIME?

GOT THE TIME?

JILL PRICE: UNFURLED

JILL PRICE: UNFURLED

WILL MCGARVEY: STICKS AND STONES

WILL MCGARVEY: STICKS AND STONES

CARMICHAEL CANADIAN LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION: TRADITION TRANSFORMED

CARMICHAEL CANADIAN LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION: TRADITION TRANSFORMED

AT RISK: TRACEY LAWKO

AT RISK: TRACEY LAWKO

SHE SHOOTS, SHE SCORES

SHE SHOOTS, SHE SCORES

VIEWS FROM A CANOE

VIEWS FROM A CANOE

THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE IN ORILLIA

THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE IN ORILLIA

WELCOME HOME TO ORILLIA

WELCOME HOME TO ORILLIA

D. AHSÉN:NASE DOUGLAS: WE ARE STILL HERE!

D. AHSÉN:NASE DOUGLAS: WE ARE STILL HERE!

CARMICHAEL CANADIAN LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION: TRADITION TRANSFORMED

CARMICHAEL CANADIAN LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION: TRADITION TRANSFORMED

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DYING MATTERS:REFLECTIONS OF GROWTH THROUGH GRIEF

SUMMER ON THE LAKE

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THE HISTORY OF ORILLIA IN 50 ARTEFACTS