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Assorted Boxes of Ordinary Life Installation


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Thames Art Gallery, Chatham Cultural Centre

75 William Street North

Chatham Kent, ON

Directions: Enter through Murray St. Thames Art Gallery and CKM Museum main entrance.



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible, has gender-neutral washrooms, and offers closed captioning or subtitles.

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Internationally renowned Canadian photographer Amy Friend is asking for community participation as part of her exhibition and installation, Assorted Boxes of Ordinary Life. The exhibition and installation of ordinary objects is happening at the Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, ON. Friend’s journey through this body of work began with the inheritance of a small collection of objects stored away in a box. The objects in the box were assembled with care as keepsakes or mementos of a life now gone. Even if the circumstances that brought them together were now past or unrecognized the objects suggested stories that wanted to live on in the artists own imagination as both fact and fiction.

Amy Friend and the Thames Art Gallery invites you to bring your object, along with one line of text to the gallery for display. *Object will not be returned. Exhibition runs Sept 9 - Nov 5, 2022.

Amy Friend works with family photographs, super 8 film and found objects to explore the rich ambiguities of the life we inhabit, searching for clues to our sense of identity and our ability to acquire greater purchase on the ground beneath our feet.



Thames Art Gallery, Arts and Culture, Municipality of Chatham Kent

The Thames Art Gallery is a part of the Arts + Culture division of the Municipality of Chatham Kent dedicated to promoting the understanding, appreciation, conservation and enjoyment of the visual arts in the community for both present and future generations. The gallery places an emphasis on public arts education programming and multidisciplinary exhibition programming.

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Windsor - Essex

Art Windsor Essex (AWE) & Arts Council Windsor & Region (ACWR) Windsor, ON

A selection of diverse public events taking place in the Windsor-Essex region. The events include art exhibitions in public galleries and museums, art workshops, studio tours, and other community-based programs.