New at the White Water Gallery in North Bay, ON


  • Ice Follies Celebrating 10 Editions 2004-2023

    Quinn Hopkins, Limited/Limitless, 2023

    Presented by White Water Gallery

    Quinn Hopkins, “Limited/Limitless”, 2023

    Ice Follies Biennial is returning to frozen Lake Nipissing for two weeks in February 2023 continuing its rich history of presenting contemporary art in Northern Ontario’s coldest month. Lake Nipissing is not only the location for the event, it is also the festival’s inspiration. Ice Follies celebrates its 10th Edition with free performances, large-scale art installations, community engaged artworks and activities, and a curated look-back at the history of this one-of-a-kind festival. Come experience art the Northern Ontario way!

    The festival is FREE to attend and open 24 hours a day from February 10 – 24, 2023.

    For Ice Follies 10th Anniversary Biennial, Quinn Hopkins is excited to be creating a part physical, part augmented reality (AR) activated installation titled “Limited/Limitless”. As part of the installation, physical artwork will be placed on the ice and used as a target for AR activation. Through a QR code, all viewers with cell phones will be able to access a virtual world hidden behind the lens of the viewers cell phone, revealing the hidden world under the ice and the delicate balance of the ecosystem that is vital to our way of life.

    The title “Limited/Limitless” is a reference to the human-fish relations that we have had for time immemorial. 

    “Our fish relatives are valued as food, spirit, medicine, and a source of livelihood for many Indigenous nations. This relationship has been this way since the beginning of the Nishinaabeg, the fish have given their lives for us to survive. In this installation, the Walleye (Pickerel) is reflected infinitely within an enclosed box creating the illusion that the fish population is an infinitely renewable resource; however, it is in a delicate balance that requires care and stewardship.” – Quinn Hopkins

    Artist Bio:

    Quinn Hopkins (b. 1998) is an artist inspired by innovative technologies – connecting new ideas with the land and his roots as an Anishinaabe person. He utilizes techniques such as 3D modeling, digital drawing, and creative coding as he collaborates with the computer to research, design and create his artworks. His interests are focused on developing new ways to visualize spirit and to reveal the many truths about humanity’s relationship with the land.  Hopkins has appeared on CBC The National and Breakfast Television, as well as featured in an article on CBC Indigenous. As a student at OCAD University, Hopkins is enthusiastic about his art’s ability to inspire action and connect people across the country.

    Social Links:

    Website: https://www.quinnhopkinsart.ca/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/noodinstudio/?hl=en

    Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/noodinstudio

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QuinnHopkinsOriginalArt/

  • 2022 Annual General Meeting

    The Annual General Meeting takes place Wednesday, December 7, 2022, from 7PM – 8PM.

    As a member of the White Water Gallery Artist-Run Centre, your membership supports our ongoing efforts to provide professional opportunities for artists to: present innovative and thought-provoking contemporary art exhibitions and cultural events that would not otherwise take place in this region; and to engage in critical discourse surrounding contemporary art practices.

    Membership Benefits:

    • Gallery updates and event notifications by mail and/or email
    • Eligibility to participate in gallery committees and members’ events
    • Voting privileges at our Annual General Meeting as well as eligibility to stand for election to the Board of Directors
    • Members pricing for professional workshops hosted by the gallery

    Membership Fees:
    Memberships cost $25/year

    You can now purchase your membership online! Click here to purchase or renew your membership.

    The AGM is a virtual online event. Members click here to register.

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