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Wed, Aug 30

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Agnes Jamieson Gallery, Minden

Bateman Family: A Sense of Place

The Bateman family cherish the memories of their summer holidays spent at the family cottages in Haliburton County. Their experiences over several decades are captured in this personal family exhibit featuring paintings by Alan, Brad, Jack, Robert & Ross, and photographs by Birgit Freybe Bateman.

Bateman Family: A Sense of Place
Bateman Family: A Sense of Place

Time & Location

Aug 30, 2023, 10:55 a.m. – Sep 02, 2023, 4:00 p.m.

Agnes Jamieson Gallery, Minden, 176 Bobcaygeon Rd, Minden, ON K0M 2K0, Canada

About the event

The Bateman family cherish the memories of their summer holidays  spent at the family cottages in Haliburton County.  Their experiences  over several decades are captured in this personal family exhibit  featuring paintings by Alan, Brad, Jack, Robert & Ross, and  photographs by Birgit Freybe Bateman.

The exhibit will display early artwork of sentimental value to Robert plus special pieces from his own collection including Among the Leaves and Queen Anne’s Lace. Original  works and limited-edition prints by the Bateman family will be on  display, as well as a selection of originals and prints available for  sale.

During the exhibit, Robert is generously offering his original painting Castor canadensis (acrylic on canvas, 36” x 36”, 2002) for  sale.  This unique painting was inspired when Robert was driving home  from his cottage in Haliburton and spotted a beaver on the side of the  road.  Growing up, he spent many summers at the cottage waiting  patiently at the water's edge, with mosquitoes buzzing around his head,  hoping to catch a glimpse of the animal emerging from the water.  During  this chance encounter he pulled over quickly to the roadside and  snapped a few photographs.  The beaver’s wet, slicked back fur created a  powerful image reminiscent of a bronze sculpture, which Robert enjoyed  recreating in his studio.  The Minden Hills Cultural Centre will receive  25% of the revenue from the sale of Castor canadensis.

Bateman Family: A Sense of Place will be on display at the  Minden Hills Cultural Centre – Agnes Jamieson Gallery July 6 – September  2, 2023.  

For questions regarding this exhibit, please call the Community Services  Department at 705-286-1260 x 542. For more information, visit the  Township of Minden Hills website at www.mindenhills.ca.

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