Media Release: Station Gallery Announces Studio Opening

Station Gallery is excited to open its newly renovated 1,000 square foot, state of the art studio, made possible through funding from the Government of Canada through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, and The Town of Whitby. The studio opening has been much anticipated, as the former storage space, coined ‘bat cave’, was cleared to make room for print presses and equipment, a ceramic kiln, countless art materials and tools, as well as a making and viewing space that accommodates large groups for workshops, presentations and screenings.

The SG studio will also be used by local artist members during open studio hours; artist group rentals; and corporate groups participating in customized events offered through the gallery’s Corporate Creating program. The space is available to rent, in addition to exhibition galleries, diversifying SG’s funding streams and community partnership opportunities. It offers a focused, concentrated space for lectures and screenings, and even possible experimental project areas for pop-up exhibitions.

First to use the space is a group of enthusiastic children and youth participating in SG’s summer camp. In the fall, the studio will be home to expanded programs including printmaking, painting, encaustic, photography, mosaic and expressive art activities for all ages in SG’s community programs. During the school year, the studio will also be used by elementary and secondary school students taking part in the gallery’s formal education tours and workshops.

SG had over 11,000 art making participants last year, and this number is on the rise with popular workshop and camp capacities increasing, and programs expanding to meet our community’s growing needs. SG Education Manager, Natalie Kauffman says, “The addition of a third studio space at Station Gallery is an exciting development that will help us continue to educate and inspire our community members in new ways. This versatile studio space will enable us to accommodate more participants, to create new capacity through increased program diversity, and to build and augment our gallery as a community hub. We are grateful to the Canada 150 Capital Program and the Town of Whitby for making this renovation possible and helping us to fulfill our vision.”

To arrange a tour of Station Gallery and the newly renovated studio, please contact art@nullstationgallery.ca.

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