• Recruiting: Studio Monitors, Gallery Attendants and Special Events Volunteers

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  • Garden in White Dinner Party 2015

    Saturday July 25, 2015

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  • 2015 Varley Fine Art Auction

    Wednesday, May 13, 2015 | Tickets $75 each

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Welcome to the Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham

The Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham (Charitable Registration Number 891618373RR0001) raises funds to support the Varley Art Gallery of Markham, with a focus on art acquisitions, conservation of the art collection, educational programs and exhibition research. The Foundation also operates an active volunteer program to further support the Varley Art Gallery of Markham.

Looking for the Varley Art Gallery? Please visit their official website www.varleygallery.ca

Proud supporters of the Varley Art Gallery’s Current Exhibitions:

In Position (September 19, 2015 – January 10, 2016)
Brendan Fernandes

Born in Kenya of Indian heritage, Fernandes investigates the concepts of cultural identity and authenticity in the context of globalization. His solo exhibition explores identity through dance and choreography. In Position unites Fernandes’ research into classical dance with questions of ethnicity and migration within the framework of an Orientalist ballet. Using the physicality, movement and stillness of the medium, he challenges its traditions through the lens of his multifaceted practice.
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of nails and rope ladders (September 19, 2015 – January 10, 2016)
Jennie Suddick

Following a residency at the McKay Art Centre in March, Markham born artist Jennie Suddick presents a new body of work resulting from her interactions with members of the community. Her detailed blueprints and miniature architectural models of tree houses and forts serve as tangible representations of childhood fancy and unfulfilled endeavors.

Jennie Suddick, 2015

Through the Looking Glass: F.H.Varley in British Columbia
January 31, 2015 – January 10, 2016

Frederick Horsman Varley (1881-1969) was a founding member of the Group of Seven and one of Canada’s foremost portrait painters. Through the Looking Glass explores the rich landscapes of Varley’s British Columbia period; a productive time in Varley’s life during which his own individual style flourished. Also on view is a rotating selection of works from our permanent collection representing Western Canada.