Arthur Shilling: The Final Works

Saturday, June 2, 2018 to Sunday, August 19, 2018

June 2 - August 19
The Franklin Carmichael Gallery

Guest Curator: William Kingfisher
Organized and Circulated by the Art Gallery of Peterborough

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 7

The exhibition, Arthur Shilling: The Final Works, brings together key paintings from the period 1976 to 1986. During this incredibly creative time, Arthur Shilling (1941–1986) was at the height of his artistic skill as his works became bolder and stronger. With this exhibition we celebrate Shilling as a critically important artist and visionary.

Many of the works in this exhibition, which have been borrowed from the Shilling Estate as well as many private and public collections, have not been shown publicly before. Together they document Shilling's commitment to telling his story, culminating in a thirty-foot mural entitled The Beauty Of My People. 

A catalogue accompanies this exhibition and includes essays by William Kingfisher, Robert Houle, and Wanda Nanibush.

The exhibition catalogue can be purchased online by clicking here.

Curated by William Kingfisher and organized and circulated by the Art Gallery of Peterborough 
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada.