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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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The Varley Art Gallery is a vital cultural hub in York Region. In 2017, over 44,000 patrons visited the Varley Art Gallery.

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 2019! 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.





Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | 6 pm – 9:30 pm | 19+ event ID Required
Check out our event page for more information!

 Rouge: Varley Gala

Friday, October 18, 2019 | Toronto Marriott Markham
Cocktail reception 6:00 p.m. | Dinner | Live and Silent Auctions | Live Musical Performances

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

Witness – Canadian Art of the First World War (Sep. 15, 2018 – Jan. 6, 2019). A travelling exhibition developed by the Canadian War Museum

Witness – Canadian Art of the First World War examines how Canadian depicted their First World War experiences in art, both at home and overseas, whether as official war artists or as soldiers in the field. The works of art presented here are deeply personal testimonies that stand as a record of the conflict, and help to expand our visual understanding of the personal and national impact of this major event in Canadian history.

Inscapes (Sep. 15, 2018 – Jan. 6, 2019)

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, Tina Zafreen Alam, Whitney French, Laboni Islam, Sheniz Janmohamed and Hyacinthe Miller 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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