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Wednesday 29 June 2016

By 20 October 2016September 12th, 2019No Comments

Membership month wraps up tomorrow!

Swing by and renew or you can do it from the comfort of your air conditioned home / office / coffee shop here!

In our age of marauding capitalism, the pledge to stand as a fellow of Niagara’s storied Artist-run Centre can only be accomplished by a cracking of the personal purse and the evacuation of at least $40, plus HST ($45.20).

We have made a genuine effort to improve the ease of this exercise. This membership drive is fully equipped to accept major credit cards online! You just login, drop your digits and expiry and you’re in!

NAC will be closed for the long weekend!

We’re closing up shop for the long weekend beginning Friday 1 July. We’ll be back at NAC on Tuesday at 10AM.



William Griffiths

Dennis Tourbin Members Gallery at NAC
On display until Friday 8 July 2016

Artist Statement 
My art straddles two worlds: photography and painting. My inspiration, consciously or subconsciously, comes from the environment, and the allure found within. I am intrigued by the beauty in the natural world (landscapes, trees, rocks), as well as the beauty in man’s manufactured masses (metal, deteriorating structures, forgotten dwellings). I photograph overlooked objects, and use them as inspiration for abstract work. I strive to recreate the moment, and express what I see.

I use unorthodox materials, and experiment with different mediums to emulate the surfaces I see. I am constantly challenging myself, and inventing new ways to relate what I see. I search for methods outside the norm to express myself. I take the medium into unfamiliar practices, and push it to create a new language for itself. Colour, texture and depth are the tools I use to bridge unconventional and traditional acts of painting. By merging abstract and representational methods, I work to create mood and beauty through transformation, similar to nature’s regeneration and structural decay. Leaving myself open to chance and mistakes gives way to new ideas, and this creative process is most important to me, regardless of the work’s final outcome.

William Griffiths
William was born and raised in St. Catharines, and he currently lives in Niagara Falls. Although he is a graduate of Sheridan College, in the Illustration program, he is a self-taught painter, and photographer. His work has been showcased in solo and group exhibitions, in Toronto, Montreal, Kelowna, San Francisco, and Madrid. He has also participated in several International Art Fairs. His work displays prominently in private and corporate collections.



Dennis Tourbin Members Gallery at NAC
Opening Reception Saturday 9 July 7PM
On display until Friday 22 July


My primary source of inspiration for the vibrant and diverse subject matter for ’15 YEARS’ – Photos in Paint, comes from photographs of images that I have taken that capture my interest and challenge my abilities as an artist. My love for detail in shadows cast by sunlight and reflections found in architecture, nature and everyday images are what I’m drawn to emulate.

Check out Ariadni’s MEMBER OF THE MOMENT interview here!

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