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Middle Ground

Middle Ground, a conversation in stone


collaborative show featuring Sophie Drouin and Rachel Sager

Opens Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Closing date is November 14th, 2018



Drawn to Design


Drawn to Design is a new exhibition at UpTown Gallery featuring recent works by Sanela Dizdar, Mary Guillaume, Mary Lou Hiller and Ida Tong

The show runs from September 17 to November 18. Join us at the opening reception on Saturday, September 22 from 2 - 4 pm to enjoy the artwork and meet the artists. Refreshments will be served.




Sanela Dizdar: Sanela Dizdar is a designer drawn to drawing. In this show she uses principles of line in liquid graphite to paint horses on canvas. All of her passions are combined in one: graphite, horses and drawing with a brush on canvas.

Mary Guillaume: After some 70+ years of drawing and designing (one leading to the other in either direction), Mary has used many mediums: graphite pencil, ink, watercol- our, acrylic and oils. Recently she decided to try something new – coloured pencils, for fine art. This has had some unusual surprises as well as some definite delights, and not only has she found it to be great fun, she has found a whole new admiration for col- oured pencil fine artists. “UpTown Gallery has some fantastic ones in Vickie Lawrence, Cathy Pascoe, Joanne Makulski and newest member, Assem Hamdy, whose fine work is introduced in this show!”

Mary Lou Hiller: In all of Mary Lou Hillerʼs paintings and associated artwork her skill in draughtsmanship is a noteworthy foundation. Recently she has made this love of drawing a “main feature” allowing planning lines to show and moving from a realistic image toward abstracted design.

Ida Tong: Before painting, Ida Tong spends ample time thinking, imagining, exploring and designing, in search of some relevant compositions by doodling her ideas on paper. Each image is drawn loosely, sometimes meticulously, as part of a study while engaging her creative but often intensive process. When painting, Ida keeps the images fluid allowing room to balance all visual elements on canvas whilst involving her current thought provoking theme: Human Evolution to Artificial Intelligence.

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    Award winning gallery, award-winning artists light up the season with an all-new exhibition. Whether you come to appreciate or to purchase, we'd love to share the holiday spirit with you.

    Our Christmas show opens November 19 with an opening reception on Sunday, November 25. from 2 till 4 pm. Please join us for treats, dessert, and draw for door prizes.

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About UpTown Gallery

Uptown Gallery is a co-operative of over 25 local artists. We are located in UpTown Waterloo.


All artwork exhibited in UpTown Gallery is by artists local to the Waterloo area. We offer a diverse range of art, including ceramics, glass, paintings, photography, printmaking, drawing, and sculpture.

Learn from the artists of UpTown Gallery to draw, paint, fuse glass, collage and more. Workshops take place at the Gallery and other area locations.


We have six shows a year. Each show features the artwork of specific UpTown Gallery Artists.


One of the mandates of UpTown Gallery is bringing art to our local community. Throughout the year we offer free art workshops and lectures.

Readers of The Record voted Uptown Gallery their Favourite Art Gallery in Waterloo Region