Covid-19 Update/Website Update

To our friends, families and visitors,

The WWG team would like to thank you for thinking of us and visiting our website! We hope you are well and that Artists are finding ways to be creative in these strange times. Bare with us as we reshape our website to accommodate online programming and brush up on web skills!

Again, we hope you are all doing well and staying safe!

– Team WWG

We’re Hiring!

White Water Gallery is seeking a fun, motivated rising-star who wants to make their mark on the arts sector by applying to be our next Executive Director. Our current team has achieved its strategic goal of organizational stability, so is seeking a leader to build on that base by charting and pursuing a new strategic direction in conversation with our communities.       

Incorporated in 1977, White Water Gallery is a not-for-profit Artist-Run Centre on Nipissing territory that is committed to supporting artistic practices that are innovative and relevant.  Understanding the need to advance the public’s threshold for viewing contemporary art, the gallery encourages outreach programming that promotes accessibility and shared knowledge.


MFA, BA or MA degree in the Arts and/or Arts Administration, or a minimum of three years related work experience. The ideal candidate will have a wide range of experience in arts administration, arts programming, building strong professional relationships, project and financial management, grant writing and reporting, leading a diverse team, and fostering healthy communities.  They will also be highly organized, self-directed, and able to manage their energy efficiently, work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Priority will be given to applicants with an existing contemporary arts practice.  


Reporting to WWG’s Board of Directors, the Executive Director will:

  • Research, write and compile all operating, special project, and employment grant applications; report on the
  • Oversee the Gallery’s annual call for submissions and selections process as the head of the programming committee, and coordinate all exhibitions and special programs.
  • Monitor and motivate the organization’s fundraising and corporate sponsorship campaigns.
  • Engage in short and long-term operational planning in collaboration with the Board.
  • Manage all press releases, promotions, social media, and publicity.
  • Lead all gallery preparations and installations in accordance with internal guidelines and government regulations.  
  • Recruit, hire, train, and oversee secondary staff and volunteers.
  • Develop the Gallery’s yearly budgets, oversee day-to-day financial transactions, and present quarterly financial reports.
  • Attend monthly board meetings and report on all financial, operational, and programming activities.
  • Be flexible and available on some evenings and weekends for opening receptions, meetings and other events.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships in the regional, provincial and national arts communities.  

Skills Required:

  • A strong knowledge of current trends in contemporary art, and media art, in particular.
  • A background in the not-for-profit cultural sector, and an understanding of regional arts challenges.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Timely, consistent, and respectful communication practices.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with general office and design software.
  • Ability to strategize short and long-term goals and develop an innovative vision for the organization, as it transitions to programming an increasing proportion of media art.
  • Proven track record of seeing projects through to successful completion.
  • The ability to implement curatorial standards for the exhibition of works and a working knowledge of archival and proper art handling procedures.
  • An ability to accept challenges, and find latent possibilities therein or beyond.
  • A passion for social justice, and commitment to improving our ways of living together through the arts.  Demonstrated advocacy skills.

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates are invited to submit applications by e-mail only to using the subject heading: ATTN: WWG HIRING COMMITTEE

Application packages should include:

  • a cover letter (maximum 2 pages)
  • short CV (maximum 2 pages)
  • writing sample from a grant application (250-500 words)
  • contact information for three professional references  

We thank all applicants, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Review of applications will begin June 16th and continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled.  

Position Details:

The position is part-time/full time based on the needs and capacities of the organization, and the successful applicant.  (NOTE: Additional staff roles will be developed to complement the needs and capacities of WWG and the successful applicant, in the coming year.)  

Remuneration for this position is dependent upon qualifications and experience but will fall within sector standards.

Start date: As soon as possible

Contact Information:

Mitchell Ellam, Member of the Board of Directors

Phone: (705) 476-2444



Thank you!

Your support for WWG’s activities as a member enables us to continue to stretch imaginations in the Nipissing region and beyond.

Please swing by the gallery at 122 Main Street East to drop off your membership form, and pick up your membership card sometime soon!  We look forward to seeing you then, and in the meantime, if you have any questions, please email:

Lets make things happen!

The Spectrum of Hypergeometric Distribution

Follow the teal and B&W lines that the Point of No Return Collective has installed from the White Water Gallery door, and as you turn the corner, you will find that the orderly institutional guides start to jump, twist, and break as they wind toward the main wall of the gallery.
After blasting through video art works by soJin Chun and Ulysses Castellanos, those lines spill onto the gallery floor, where you can trace the remains of our institutionalized society, to a large video and sound installation that journeys beyond the edges of our universe…. where you will encounter no deeper meaning.  What matters, then, is the meaning we each make.
You’ve only got until Saturday October 24th to see what you might make of this impressive installation work, so we hope to see you sometime over the next couple of weeks!

Duke & Battersby: Curiosity Built the Cat

Duke & Battersby (1)Duke & Battersby: Curiosity Built the Cat
Curated by Evan Tyler
June 12 – July 25, 2015

Opening Reception: June 26, 2015 @ 7 pm

Cooper Battersby and Emily Vey Duke are partners in life, art and curious inquisitions into the human condition. Since the mid-1990’s, the duo known as Duke and Battersby have produced an impressive number of works in a diversity of media that include video, sculpture, installation, printed matter and the written word.

The show “Curiosity Built the Cat” provides the audience with a survey of some of their most profound works from 1997 to the present, and also features the Canadian premiere of their latest video Dear Lorde. This exhibition expresses the essence of a true lifelong collaboration: the unique, poetic pursuit of curiosity and empathy.