Art Inspiration

the gordon harrison art inspiration project was created by gordon harrison and his partner, gallerist phil emond, in 2009.

inspiring young people to pursue their artistic talent and to discover the beauty of our canadian landscapes is part of the artist’s legacy.

through this inspirational journey, students from visual art programs experience “life as an artist” working with gordon harrison and create an exhibition of canadian landscapes. in 2009-10, the gallery hosted an exhibition of “the colours of canada — coast to coast” that showcased canadian landscapes painted by the 41 grade 8 students from turnbull school who participated in this journey.   inspiring young artists article

in 2010-11, the gallery is proud to have inspired 36 students from grade 3, 4 and 5 from counterpoint academy.   the students’ work was part of an art auction to raise funds for the jump rope for heart and stroke foundation.  

in 2011-12, 20 grade 6 students from ashbury college experienced life as an artist.  funds were raised to contribute to the new creative learning center.  view photo album from events photo gallery.

in 2012-13, grade 3 and 4 students from d roy kennedy public school created “the beauty of canada”.  proceeds were donated to camp maple leaf.  special thanks to mary-ann quist, teacher.

in 2014-15, 21 students ages 9 to 12 from oms montessori created “the creative canadian souls”.   special thanks to beth mackay, teacher.

in 2016, 45 grade 5 students from st mildred’s school in oakville will be part of  the journey.

and to all the students we continue to inspire – special thanks for being part of our journey.

please contact the gordon harrison canadian landscape gallery to add this program as part of your school art curriculum.