Wednesday 30 March 2016

The Archive Show March 30 - April 17, 4 -7 pm. Reception Sat April 2nd, 3pm - 6pm.  

The art historian Hal Foster's 2004 essay "The Archival Impulse" defined archival art as a genre that “make[s] historical information, often lost or displaced, physically present. To this end [archival artists] elaborate on the found image, object, and favor the installation format.” Archive related work has included personal or social historical research, the Internet (projection),  the memorial (mini installation), found objects (curatorial), an imaginary archive(photography). GAS invites artists to submit their archived work. Please  devise and bring to the gallery items  supporting the presentation of your archive.                              

With works by Elizabeth Forrest, Max MacDonald, John Alexander, Julia Patterson and Dean Bradley.


MORTAR & PESTLE presents

BLYTHE SPIRIT by Noel Coward

Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward is an improbable farce that centres around famed novelist Charles Condomine. Charles and his second wife, Ruth, host a dinner party where the guest of honour is eccentric spiritualist, Madame Arcati. She conducts a seance and brings back Charles' manipulative, childish first wife, Elvira. Brought back to the physical world, Elvira is determined to win Charles back by any means necessary. Filled with catastrophic blunders, misunderstandings, jealousy, ghosts, and a surprise twist ending Blithe Spirit is a hilariously witty and fast paced comedy that will have audiences laughing in their seats from beginning to end.

GAS welcomes MORTAR & PESTLE to the fold as our newest members! Congratulations to all and a special shout out to Melissa Beveridge for making her dream become a reality. A fabulous addition to the GAS gang. It was an honour to present the inaugural production- along with a fantastic performance, the group did an absolutely spectacular job transforming the space! We look forward to many more performances from this very talented  group. BRAVO!!

Monday 7 March 2016


FALSE FRONTS -new works by Jennifer Nikitin
please join us for the reception Saturday February 20, 3- 6pm.

Jennifer Nikitin uses felt, paint, markers and  vintage imagery, that packs a one -two punch.  The power of these images  seem to transcend  the nostalgic time and place in memory as well as culture.  Utilizing  clever word play Nikitin creates titles for her works that also read as slogans to convey meaning. As she states the theme is mainly “women and the false fronts that we put on and [are as well] imposed on us”.