Public Opening: Sarindar Dhaliwal

Sarindar Dhaliwal, At Badminton, Mixed media on paper.

Sarindar Dhaliwal, At Badminton, 1998. Mixed media on paper, 152.5 x 122.0 cm. Collection of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. Gift of the artist, 2005. © Sarindar Dhaliwal

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Public Opening: Sarindar Dhaliwal

Saturday, July 22, 2 - 3:30 pm
Philip B. Lind Gallery

Join artist Sarindar Dhaliwal and AGO Curator Renée van der Avoird to celebrate the opening of the new exhibition When I grow up I want to be a namer of paint coloursToronto-based multidisciplinary artist Sarindar Dhaliwal has been making compelling and vibrantly coloured artworks for over forty years. Themes of childhood memory, diaspora and hybridized identity appear in her rich visual language, which fuses together imagery from her experience living on three continents (Asia, Europe and North America). In this, her first AGO solo exhibition, Dhaliwal’s significant contribution to Canadian art is illustrated by meticulously rendered drawings and mixed media works from the 1980s to the 2000s, alongside large-scale installations and recent photography. 

This event is from 2 to 3:30 pm with remarks at 2 pm.


Sarindar Dhaliwal was born in Punjab, India and moved with her family to England at the age of four where she grew up in Southall, London. At age fifteen, she migrated again with her family to Canada. She received a BA in Fine Art at Falmouth University, Cornwall in England (1978), then moved back to Canada where she still lives. She gained a MA from York University in 2003 and a PhD in Fine Arts from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. Dhaliwal has exhibited across Canada at institutions including the Art Gallery of Alberta; the Koffler Centre of the Arts, Toronto; the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston; and A Space Gallery, Toronto. An exhibition of her work, Record Keeping, toured England in 2004. Her work is in collections including the Walter Philips Gallery, Canada Council Art Bank, and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Dhaliwal was the 2012 recipient of the Canada Council International Residency at Artspace, Sydney, Australia.


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Saturday, June 22, 2 pm
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