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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

Welcome to the Team!

This summer we are so pleased to have Millicent Hofung, Jessie Kim, Sachin Makan and Kathy Sheng on our team!






As Summer Camp and Community Volunteer Supervisor, Millicent works hard to coordinate our Summer Camp Program Assistant volunteers, ensuring they are trained, energized and ready to engage the Varley Art Gallery’s campers in positive, meaningful and creative ways.

Jessie is our Special Event Coordinator and plays an integral role in the planning, organizing and coordination of our upcoming fundraising event, Rouge: Varley Gala.

You will find Sachin and Kathy in the Varley Art Gallery’s exhibition galleries this summer. As Gallery Animateurs, they are on hand to provide informative, educational and public engagement programs through the delivery of tours and in-gallery activities. Join Kathy and Sachin on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday between 11 am and 4 pm, on Thursday between 11 am and 8 pm, or Saturday between 10 am and 5 pm to learn more about the Inscapes and Refuge exhibitions!
Don’t forget – the Varley Art Gallery offers free Exhibition Tours every Saturday and Sunday at 3 pm!


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.

 Rouge: Varley Gala
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Toronto Marriott Markham
Cocktail reception 6:00 p.m. | Dinner | Live and Silent Auctions | Live Performance by The Doubts
Tickets: $150 Individual | $2000 Corporate Table



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

Refuge (May 19 – Sep. 3, 2018)

Organized by the Varley Art Gallery of Markham and curated by Anik Glaude.
Refuge presents works by artists Karen Miranda Abel, Lisa hirmer, Jessica Karuhanga and Anna Williams. Inspired by the gallery’s location near Toogood Pond and the Rouge River watershed, Refuge dwells upon issues of boundaries, permanence, interconnectivity and exchange. It explores the physical and psychological effects of nature for humans and animals alike, specifically within the context of the urban forest.

Inscapes (May 19 – Sep. 3, 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, 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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