Drop in and get creative with clay, paper, paint, and more! Surrey Art Gallery invites you and your family to our Family Sunday on March 12 from 12 to 4pm. There will be artmaking activities throughout the afternoon and an interactive magic show at 2pm. The event is free and everyone is welcome—children must be with an adult.
Fuel your imagination as you step into the exhibition From Form to Fantasy featuring over thirty-five ceramic artworks by Surrey-based potter Don Hutchinson. A world of clay awaits you where decorative bowls and plates meet fantastical birds and creatures. Begin by making a personalized art book right in the gallery in which you can record your own creative discoveries and drawings. Adorn your book with a pop-up paper animal!
Inspired by Don Hutchinson’s bold and playful surface designs, create colourful patterned paper using paint. You’ll also get to make critters out of everyday objects such as paper cups and cardboard, based off of Hutchinson’s frogs, herons, owls, and mythical animals. You can then get messy with clay as you sculpt your very own imaginary creature. At 2pm, be amazed by magician Travis Bernhardt in an interactive performance combining tricks, storytelling, and comedy.
Don Hutchinson’s exhibition From Form to Fantasy is on view until March 19. Also on display is Inspired! Surrey Ceramic Showcase that presents the work of members of the Fraser Valley Potters Guild and Semiahmoo Potters who did a workshop under Don Hutchinson at Kwantlen University ceramic studio last summer. You can also view Scott Billings: A Risky Jump in our TechLab. This captivating artwork features a mechanical rig that projects a slow-motion video of the artist falling through a trapdoor in his studio floor.