Shows in 2018

December 2017 – January 27: Freddie Towe – “Flow”

Opening Reception Friday, December 1, 2017 at 7:30 pm.

Sponsors:  Barbara Allport and Clasina Weese


January 31 – February 24: Harold Eastman and Larry Ostrom – “Faces of Bancroft: Makin’ a Living/Makin’ Music”.  An exhibition of photography.

Opening Reception Friday, February 2 at 7:30 pm.

Sponsors:  Dr. J. Rawal and Dr. J. Guthrie, and Dr. M. Fransky


February 28 – March 31: Molly Moldovan: - “Turbulent Heart” Exhibition of Paintings

Opening Reception: Friday, March 2 at 7:30 pm

Sponsors: Parkview Dental Centre and Bancroft Auto Body


April 4 – April 28: Fred Gottschalk – “Bee-cause and Effect”. Wall Constructions

Opening Reception: Friday, April 6 at 7:30 pm

Sponsors: Bancroft Home Hardware and Friends of the Gallery


May 3 – May 26: Martha Eleen: "Before Tomorrow". An Exhibition of Paintings

Opening Reception: Friday, May 4 at 7:30 pm

Sponsors: Ingrid and Hugh Monteith, and TBA


May 30 – June 30: Eric  Weiner – “Still Life is ... still life”:  An exhibition of photography.

Opening Reception: Friday, June 1 at 7:30 pm

Sponsors: Micheline Leveque, and The Barn Chefs


July 4 – 28: Moses Amik – "Above Looking Down":  A Retrospective of His Art

Opening Reception: Friday, July 6 at 7:30 pm

Sponsor: Camp Ponacka


August 1 – September 1: Paul Chester - "Landscape Reflections": Exhibition of Paintings

Opening Reception: Friday, August 3 at 7:30 pm.

Sponsor: The Old Hastings Mercantile and Gallery, and Dalila Obregon


September 5 - 29: Rocky Dobey – "Etchings": Intaglio Prints, with guest collaborator Rocky Lawrence Green

Opening Reception: Friday, September 7 at 7:30 pm

Also: Studio Tour sampler in Gallery Shop

Sponsor: Hybla Today


October 3 – October 27: Julie Lockau – Exhibition of Works

Opening Reception: Friday, October 5 at 7:30 pm

Sponsor: Susan Latremoille


October 31 – December 1: Alex Jack – “From Outside” Exhibition of Landscape Paintings

Opening Reception: Friday, November 2 at 7:30 pm

Sponsor: Pat Cooke in Memory of Paul David Cooke


December 5, 2018 – January 26, 2019: 36th Annual Invitational Juried Exhibition

Opening Reception: Friday, December 7 at 7:30 pm

Sponsor: Boyer GMC Bancroft


Moses Amik (“Beaver”) – “Above Looking Down”

A Retrospective of the Art of Moses Amik

July 4 – 29, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday July 6th at 7:30 p.m.

Sponsor: Camp Ponacka


About the Artist

Moses Amik (“Beaver”) was born in Lansdowne House, Ontario in 1960, and grew up on the trap line in his family’s traditional territory approximately 500 km north of Lake Superior. As a child, he began creating images using charcoal on the cardboard that lined the interior of his family’s cabin. His father and uncle, recognizing his talent, encouraged his creativity, suggesting he use drawing and painting as a vehicle for sharing his personal experiences and wider Indigenous worldview with a world that was predominantly separate from the rest of society.


At the age of 15, Moses’ family clan relocated with 5 other families and settled the community of Nibinamik (Summer Beaver, ON) where he focused on his art full-time. He directed his energy towards youth and children, providing OAC-funded art workshops to elementary students both in northern First Nation communities and non-Indigenous schools across southern Ontario. His workshops served as a means of teaching and sharing the significance of Indigenous culture and spirituality to create understanding and acceptance in the younger generation.




He was primarily self-taught, constantly experimenting with different techniques and media. His tools of preference became acrylic on canvas, but he also used watercolour, ink, pastels, and oils.



Moses moved south from Nibinamik to Thunder Bay in 2012, where he worked on his art intermittently and participated in several small local artisan gatherings and collectives. During this time, he experienced a resurgence of artistic inspiration before his sudden untimely death in February, 2017 at the age of 56. 

Contact Details

Art Gallery of Bancroft
10 Flint Avenue
P.O. Box 398
Bancroft, Ontario
K0L 1C0

Phone: (613) 332-1542
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