Visual Art

Bonnie Doon Centre | 82nd Avenue & 83rd Street

Thursday June 2 | 12:00pm till 9:00pm
Friday June 3 | 12:00pm till 9:00pm
Saturday June 4 | 12:00pm till 5:30pm
Sunday June 5 | 12:00pm till 5:00pm
Monday June 6 |12:00pm till 9:00pm
Tuesday June 7 |12:00pm till 9:00pm
Wednesday June 8 | 12:00pm till 9:00pm
Thursday June 9 | 12:00pm till 12:00am
Friday June 10 | 12:00pm till 9:00pm
Saturday June 11 | 12:00pm till 5:30pm

The Nextfest visual art gallery is a collection of 14 artists of many stripes: sculptors, painters, print-makers and more. We have absolutely filled our huge new space in Bonnie Doon Mall with engaging works by exciting young artists. Participate in art making with us anytime the gallery is open by making ink-blot creations, and then add them to them to our sea of colours, shapes, and odd creatures on the wall.

Get the artists in your ears while you wander the gallery! An audio tour of the gallery is available at or on iTunes under NXTFST Visual Art – Audio Tour. Audio Tour produced by What It Is Podcast.

Kimberly Heacock
manipulating psychological reactions toward amusement parks.

Vivian Trinh
evoking emotions within.

Yirang Kim
telling a collection of sometimes serious, sometimes fun, sometimes heartbreaking stories.

Haylee Fortin
the constructed nature of the spaces and interactions we make for ourselves.

Alison Prsa
creating and dissecting the creatures of horror fiction and their relationship to ritual and psychology.

Kasie Campbell
reflecting the paradoxical attraction and simultaneous tensions between beauty and the grotesque.

Ryan Andrade
transforming space into a character with mood and personality.

Joanne Guthrie
things are not always what they seem or appear to be. Life is filled with metaphors and so is art.

Megan Warkentin
a series of paintings based on Youtube videos of people performing dangerous stunts and often hurting themselves in the process.

Kendel Vreeling
connection between one’s self balance and nature featuring mandalas that represent the classical elements Earth, Water, Air and Fire to capture the patterns we fall into as people, the comfort found there, but also the freedom of finding a new path.

Alexandra Gusse
investigating the intimacy of people within crowded places, whether those spaces be a sports stadium or a single portrait in an anxiety stricken state.

Brad Fehr
similarities and schisms between then and now, revealing the current living mechanisms by which an individual helps constitute culture.

Mitchell Chalifoux
de/reconstructing the suburban setting to critique and highlight the ways in which systemic normalization has altered the contemporary landscape into a façade of the picturesque.