Amy Shackleton and Julian Brown | Playing with Fire and Ice

Show Dates: April 5 - August 31 (pending COVID-19 restrictions)
Location: Art Gallery of Northumberland,
 Cobourg, ON.
Opening reception: TBD

Artists Amy Shackleton and Julian Brown are taking over the Permanent Collection Gallery at the Art Gallery of Northumberland with their collaborative exhibition, Playing with Fire and Ice.

In this exhibition, Shackleton creates a 50-foot-long mural depicting the lasting effects of climate change in Canada. Images of melting glaciers float amongst local architectural elements, which are met by the scorched limbs of a burning forest. Complete with the use of her signature drip painting technique, Shackleton transforms the Gallery’s walls into a fully immersive encounter.

Stay grounded within the imagery or take one step further with Brown’s Augmented Reality experience. With the use of a smart device, viewers will be able to digitally extend the environment with animated forms of water and ice cascading from their screen, experiencing first-hand this climate catastrophe. 

These artworks remind us that we are all playing with fire. It is a call for action and a stark prediction for Canadian environmental futures. 

Once Covid-19 restrictions ease, booking appointments can be made by telephone, 905-372-0333 or online here.

Listen to Shackleton's CBC Radio interview (starting at the 12 minute mark).
View Facebook videos of the mural creation.
Read an articles about the exhibition in Cobourg Now and Grapevine Magazine.

Amy Shackleton acknowledges the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council.