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White Water Gallery

White Water Gallery in North Bay, ON is an artist-run centre bringing contemporary art exhibitions and innovative outreach programming to the North Bay region. Read their profile to see what the centre has scheduled for the 2013 summer and fall seasons, including a zine fair (with workshops!) in July and a media arts installation from two of Canada’s most infamous contemporary media artists in October/November. (Cora-Rae Silk, ArtBridges)

  • Status:
  • Main Communities Served:
    Adults, FNMI, Seniors, Youth, Artists 
  • Main Catchment Area:
    Ontario, North Bay 
  • Languages:
  • Arts Focus:
    Multi-disciplinary (visual arts, media arts, performance, literary) 
  • Main Community-Engaged Arts / Arts for Social Change Activities:

    POSTMARKED Deadline: July 2nd each year.

    The White Water Gallery accepts submissions year round. Submissions received by the postmarked deadline will be reviewed in late August/early September. This call is open to contemporary artists, collectives, performers, and curators working in any/all media who prioritize risk and innovation in the creation of their work.

    All submissions must include:

    - Artist’s CV

    - One page Artist or Curatorial Statement

    - One page Project Description, outlining the scope of the project and any specific requirements (spatial, technical, time of year, etc)

    - Support material: max. 10-20 jpegs on CD and/or max. one VHS or DVD

    - Descriptive list for visual material (title, date, dimensions, medium)

    - Self addressed stamped envelope

    Please see our website for more details.

    Propaganda: Art-Made Grenade (June 4th to July 20th, 2013) is an arts incubator that explores the hidden and potentially explosive intentions found within artist-run culture. As part of Propaganda, White Water Gallery will host a Zine and Multiples Fair on July 19th & 20th to bring amazing artwork and artists to engage with the local community of North Bay, Ontario. The full list of workshops and events is available on our website.

    Reel Northern (July 26th to August 31st, 2013) is a film and video presentation from Northern Ontario. This will be a multi-media exhibition using multiple projectors, digital frames, and television monitors to create a gallery of moving images. The film and video content displays an interesting variety, ranging from the poetic to the comedic, the dramatic to the everyday, and back again. This event is presented in partnership with the Near North Mobile Media Lab.

    Ruth Howard Residency (September 3rd to 22nd, 2013) During this 3 week residency, Ruth will continue the work she started in December 2012 in North Bay. Ruth Howard, Artistic Director of Jumblies Theatre, will be leading a series of community arts events as part of a partnership between the North Bay Public Library, Aanmitaagzi and the White Water Gallery.

    Rebel (October 4th to November 17th, 2013) is a multi-faceted media arts installation featuring two of Canada’s most infamous contemporary media artists, Istvan Kantor and Terrance Houle. These two artists have consistently pushed the boundaries of their art form and sparked an abundance of critical commentaries around their art practices. White Water Gallery wishes to bring these national level artists into our space to ignite similar critical discourse in our community, and further its mandate to present innovative contemporary art. “Rebel” is a term we use for individuals that push against the tide in defence of their own opinions and concepts. The performances and artist talks will take place during the public reception for the event. 
  • Mandate/Mission:
    White Water Gallery is a not-for-profit Artist-Run Centre committed to supporting artistic practices that prioritize risk and innovation. Understanding the need to advance the public’s threshold for viewing contemporary art the gallery encourages outreach programming that promotes accessibility and shared knowledge. 
  • Main Contact Name:
    Serena Kataoka, Administrative Director / Executive Director 
  • Phone:
    (705) 476-2444 
  • Main Contact Email: 
  • Website:
  • Address:
    122 Main Street East, P.O. Box 1491
    North Bay, ON  P1B 8K6 

Last updated on 2016-05-06 12:52:37. Photos credit of: White Water Gallery - Submitted by: Clayton Windatt, Executive Director, White Water Gallery