• Humans of the Varley: Doriana Cabeceiras

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

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  • Vintages at the Varley 2018

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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

Upcoming Fundraising Events

The Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham are proud to announce their fundraising events for 2018! As patrons, donors and sponsors of the Varley-McKay Art Foundation, your contribution ensures that we are able to continue supporting the Varley Art Gallery’s art acquisitions, exhibition research and educational programs.

Vintages at the Varley: Old World Wines
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Varley Art Gallery, 216 Main Street Unionville, Markham ON L3R 2H1
Tickets $75 each
Rouge: Varley Gala
October 2018 – Date to Be Announced Soon!
Cocktail reception 6:00 p.m. | Dinner | Live and Silent Auctions | Live Performance
$150 individual | $2000 Corporate Table

Tickets will be available January 31, 2018


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


Wafaa Bilal: 168:01 (January 20 – April 29, 2018)

Organized and circulated by the Art Gallery of Windsor.
168:01 is a major solo exhibition of works by Iraqi-born, New York-based artist Wafaa Bilal, renowned for his online performances and technologically driven encounters that speak to the impact of international politics on individual lives. Fort his exhibition, Bilal has constructed a makeshift library filled with empty white books. These symbolize the priceless cultural heritage, as well as the libraries, archives and museums whose systematic destruction by occupying forces continues to ravage his homeland. Also included is a powerful suite of photographs titled The Ashes Series (2003 – 2013) that brings the viewers closer to images of violence and war in the Middle East.

Inscapes (January 20 – April 29, 2018)

Featuring works from the Varley Art Gallery of Markham’s permanent collection, Inscapes explores the landscape genre and considers the relationship between it and the natural world it depicts. Original texts by Pushpa Acharya, Whitney French and Sheniz Janmohamed accompany the works, offering new insights and interpretations.


The Varley Art Gallery acknowledges the ongoing support of the Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham in the development, exhibition and conservation of our permanent collection.
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