The Michael Wright Art Gallery (MWAG) and Outlet Gallery feature a rotating program of exhibitions by local and regional artists. The MWAG (2253 Leigh Square Place) is open Monday to Saturday 1:00-5:00 pm.The Outlet Gallery  (2248 McAllister Avenue) is open Monday to Friday 9:30am-6:00pm and Saturdays 9:30am-5:00pm. Both galleries are free to the public.

Our three current exhibitions feature the work of David Jacob Harder, Jacob Gillis, and Enda Bardell.  All three artists will be present at the opening reception and will talk about their work on display. The free reception takes place on November 7, 2019, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Michael Wright Art Gallery (2253 Leigh Square Place) and adjacent Outlet Gallery (2248 McAllister Avenue).

Back to the Land: In Conversation with the Landscape/ David Jacob Harder

The Michael Wright Art Gallery (MWAG) presents Back to the Land: In Conversation with the Landscape, a solo exhibition by land-based artist David Jacob Harder. Harder explores the malleability of natural and social landscapes, playing with materials and perceptions. His works combine industrial and organic materials in new ways, provoking a broader conversation about post-industrial culture and our future within the ecological domain.

Harder is a Canadian interdisciplinary visual artist. Born in Quesnel, British Columbia, he earned a BFA in Visual Arts, as well as BA in Social History, from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC.

NORTH of ORDINARY / Enda Bardell

The Outlet Gallery presents NORTH of ORDINARY by Enda Bardell.

In NORTH of ORDINARY, Enda Bardell’s watercolour paintings explore the wilderness of the Yukon Territories. She created the paintings during a solo artist residency at Ted Harrison Cabin on Crag Lake, near Carcross, Yukon.

Originally from Estonia, via Sweden, Bardell is a Canadian artist living and working in Vancouver. She studied at Vancouver Art School (now Emily Carr University of Art and Design) and completed studio courses and workshops with prominent Canadian artists such as Toni Onley and Joan Balzar.

Northwest Coast Art / Jacob Gillis

The Outlet Gallery also presents Northwest Coast Art by Jacob Gillis.

Gillis is a Coast Salish artist whose work is created in the Northwest Coast style. He draws, paints, and carves copper and silver jewelry. A recent graduate of the Northwest Coast Jewelry Arts program at Native Education Collage in Vancouver, Gillis says, “Through my artwork I feel connected to my heritage.”


The exhibitions run until January 6, 2020.


Michael Wright Art Gallery                                        Outlet Gallery
Tues – Fri      1-5pm                                                                 Mon – Fri       9:30-6pm
Sat                12-4pm                                                                Sat                9:30-6pm
Sun – Mon     Closed                                                               Sun – Mon     Closed


Lesley Perrie 
Arts & Culture Program Assistant
Tel 604.927.8442   
Email perriel@portcoquitlam.ca