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Northern Ontario artist's exhibition comes to Elora

'Connection & Response' by Bruce Cull is showing at the Elora Centre of Arts until Sept. 11

The Elora Centre for the Arts is set to launch a new exhibition in their gallery, by award-winning Northern Ontario artist, Bruce Cull.

The exhibition, entitled ‘Connection & Response’ reminds us that we are participants in, and part of the physical world we inhabit.

Bruce Cull’s work expresses his fear of lost connection with each other, with our environment and a hope that we will rediscover old, new and better forms of connection.

“I live in a geographically isolated place,” says Cull. “Yet I feel less isolated than many people in crowded urban environments.” 

Many of the objects incorporated into his work have been salvaged from the land he lives on. His stewardship of the land speaks directly to his connection with it.

Bruce Cull lives in rural North East Ontario, near Earlton in the Timiskaming District, about 60km south of Kirkland Lake and almost 600km north of Elora. He lives on 200 acres, in a studio that was once a granary for cattle.

Cull has always lived in rural areas, which as nourished his lifetime environmental awareness that has impacted his artistic practise.

“We begin our lives connecting to our parent, our siblings and gradually extending those relationships outward to a greater world of friends, co-workers and others whom we encounter on this journey. Most of all, we reach for mutually nourishing intimacy in partner relationship and this connection of love brings us hope and strength,” says Cull. “My hope is that the Centre Wellington community and beyond will engage in a dialogue with this exhibition, finding meaning and connections to their own lives.”

The exhibition will run in the main gallery from July 28 – Sept 11, 2022.

An opportunity to meet the artist will be held on the final day of the exhibition and everyone is welcome to attend the artist reception on Sunday Sept. 11 from 2-4 p.m. in the gallery at the Elora Centre for the Arts.

For more information, visit our website.

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Wednesdays & Thursdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fridays & Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays noon to 4 p.m.