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Doors Open Markham 2017 at the Varley

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Varley Art Gallery of Markham

216 Main Street Unionville

Markham, ON L3R 2H1

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We're excited to bring you another series of Visit the Vault Tours and Exhibition Tours for Doors Open Markham! Take note of the tour times below to plan your visit accordingly.

Visit the Vault Tours | 1PM, 2PM, 3PM

Our Visit of the Vaults tour is back due to popular demand, providing a behind-the-scenes peek into the gallery’s collections storage area. Join us for a fascinating look at how and where artwork is received, stored, catalogued and conserved. With the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Varley Art Gallery was able to undertake a project to upgrade the care and storage of works on paper in the permanent collection (drawings, paintings, prints) and develop a conservation plan forthe treatment of fragile works.

Limited participants per tour. RSVP to secure your spot!

**Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour to sign in as space is very limited. Unclaimed tickets will begin to be distributed on a first come first serve basis 5 minutes prior to the tour.





Exhibition Tours | 1:30PM, 2:30PM, 3:30PM

Join us for a tour of our upcoming fall exhibitions:

Xiaojing Yan

Out from among the tranquil woods

Markham-based Xiaojing Yan is known for her intricate sculptural installations that explore the intersections of the natural and cultural worlds. Her work is at once simple and complex; concrete and abstract; personal and universal. The material qualities of her work, significant on both aesthetic and conceptual levels, are at the core of her practice. She transforms lingzhi mushrooms, star anise, freshwater pearls and cicadae, among others, to explore traditional Chinese mythology and folklore. Ultimately, Yan revisits her own identity as a first generation Canadian, while offering contemporary perspectives on issues of mortality, belonging and contemplation.


Present | Perfect | Continuous

Featuring works by Zev Farber

To celebrate our 20th anniversary, a year-long rotation of our most popular works by F.H. Varley will be on view in the Collections Gallery. In addition, selected interventions by contemporary artists will bring new insights to the study of F.H. Varley’s work from our collection. This fall, Zev Farber presents Machine Fantasies/Human Events, a project which examines the intersection of art, technology and family memory. Comprised of sound, drawing and sculptural elements, this new site-specific work explores ideas of emission/transmission/reception as a way of collapsing varied moments and narratives from the last half-century.


Limited participants per tour. RSVP to secure your spot!

**Please arrive 5 minutes prior to your tour schedule to sign in.

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216 Main Street Unionville

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