Director's Message

Director's Message

Welcome to Rodman Hall’s Spring/Summer season. On behalf of Brock University, I want to thank you for your ongoing support of Niagara’s centre for contemporary art, Rodman Hall. We are in the business of transforming lives by bringing together people and art. Our community benefits greatly from artists who show us to look at the world in new ways.

We lost a great artist and an influential community arts catalyst this year, when our dear friend and colleague Tobey Anderson died. Rodman Hall Art Centre was designated by Tobey as the official repository of his work, providing a chronicle of his practice for study, preservation, and exhibition for generations to come. You can support the acquisition of Tobey’s work by donating to a new fund in his name. This is a great way to pay homage to an important figure in our community. If you would like to contribute to this fund in memory of Tobey, please contact us today.

Many local artists are supporting our live art auction that will be part of The Artful Garden Party on June 12. Please consider joining us in the beautiful gardens of Rodman Hall for a fabulous evening that will include scrumptious food, fine Niagara wines, local entertainment, artful events, garden surprises, and good company. Kick off the summer with our backyard bash and raise a glass to Brock University’s 50th birthday! Call us to reserve your ticket today.

The months ahead will be filled with conversations about water. Our new exhibition called The Source: Rethinking Water Through Contemporary Art is animated with a rich program of events that will challenge our perceptions about this natural resource and its inextricable connections with our lives. I hope you will join us at one of the many events in dialogue with The Source.

We wish you and your family a safe and happy season. See you at the gallery,

Stuart Reid