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.
Proud supporters of the Varley Art Gallery’s Current Exhibitions:
In Position (September 19, 2015 – January 10, 2016)
of nails and rope ladders (September 19, 2015 – January 10, 2016)
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.
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.