The Hive! at the The Art Gallery of Burlington

By Staff

August 14th, 2022



The Hive! at the The Art Gallery of Burlington moves into its second phase on Saturday,August 27th from 1:00 – 4:00, this free, all-ages event incorporates the organization, cooperation and energy of a beehive into an afternoon of art, activity, learning and fun.

The Hive will feature a special workshop led by Toronto’s Clay and Paper Theatre, live arts and crafts demonstrations, a screen-printing presentation, live performance, food and drink.

There are three new fall exhibitions:

The Future of Work, an exploration into how the pandemic has affected labour markets and our quality of life

A vibrant and meaningful interpretation on the art of rangoli

ਨਜਰ ਨਾ ਲੱ ਗੇ / Nazar na lage / Knock on wood, a vibrant and meaningful interpretation on the art of rangoli by artists Noni Kaur.  This event opens on the 16th.

Know your Place, an exhibit of cartoon-like clay sculpture that reveal the raw emotional experiences of the artist Sami Tsang.

Guests who wish to participate with Clay and Paper Theatre should arrive early and be ready to create! Known for work inspired by oral traditions, folk songs, poems and fables, Clay and Paper Theatre will charm participants and audiences with their original multi-disciplinary performance-based production.

Visitors are invited to an interactive screen-printing demonstration led by artist Jesse Purcell and are encouraged to bring any used clothing to be transformed into a bunting display to be hung in the gallery by the artist collective Works-in-Progress.

Arts Burlington will be opening their doors to guests with arts demonstrations and the Burlington Handweavers and Spinners Guild will guide guests through a natural plant-based dying demonstration, teaching attendees what they need to know to create from home.

The spaces will be buzzing with seed-sharing, an active swap-market, and other exhibition related activities. The AGB parking lot will be free for the day.


The Art Gallery of Burlington (AGB) is an award-winning, public art gallery and community art centre situated in downtown Burlington, Ontario. Founded in 1975 for the purpose of creating a professional and social space to promote, protect and grow contemporary arts and crafts in Canada, the AGB continues to be an integral part of the community, and is home to the world’s largest collection of contemporary Canadian ceramics

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