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

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!

Northern Images Festival

niflogoThe Northern Images Festival is a compliment of local and national filmmakers presenting both screenings of works and panel discussions about the different aspects of film and media art. Loosely modeling after the “Images Festival” in Toronto, the Northern Images Festival is a place where anything relating to moving images can happen. This is the first year the festival has taken place and it gets started at the Downtown Gallery Hop this Friday night at 7pm with artist talks followed by screenings at 9pm at the White Water Gallery.

Wawasayg Film Festival

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“the the” Tanya Lukin Linklater piece to be presented at Wawasayg. Photo credit: Christian Leduc

Logo placeholder (2592 x 1748)The Wawasayg Film Festival is a celebration of aboriginal identity all through the screening and presentation of media art and film. Wawasayg in Ojibwe means “Northern Lights” which was named to accompany the Northern Images Festival as an Aboriginal counterpart. This one-evening event is taking place for the first time on November 20th at 7pm at the White Water Gallery in North Bay, Ontario. Beginning with a performance piece by Tanya Lukin Linklater entitle “the the” this event will feature many of our regions local aboriginal film makers and arts innovators. Participating filmmakers include Jules Koostachin, Lindsay Sarazin, Brad Trudeau and Richard Story.

Announcement: Black Water Art cancelled

For the last three years White Water Gallery has run Black Water Art, a short, commercial exhibition where 100% of the proceeds from sales went directly to the artists. Members were able to submit a piece for free while non-members paid a submission fee of $30 (Memberships cost $25 a year so it was cheaper to become a member). We have recently been informed that this exhibition is contrary to Canada’s regulations governing charitable organizations, and in response we have cancelled the Black Water Art exhibition.

We want to thank the artists that have participated in this event in the past for making each year’s exhibition a success, and we hope to find new ways to engage our members in the future.

Thanks everyone for a great three years!