Our Story

“Creating powerful artwork that engages the senses, mind, and spirit.”

As an Artist Collective with a wide variety of disciplines, we believe that powerful art engages the senses, mind and spirit. In seeking to understand each other’s creative language and unique voice, we are able to share our artwork meaningfully with our viewers.

Gallery Space

In 2013, we joined the many galleries, studios and cafes that make the James Street North art district such a great place to explore. Our contemporary space is home to solo shows, juried and guest exhibits, intimate concert events and more. As one might expect from creative visionaries, the gallery includes feature wall panels which dramatically alter the floorplan for events.

  • Front Gallery: Fresh work is curated each month for a solo exhibit in the front gallery.
  • Back Gallery: Work by all gallery members can be viewed in the back gallery all year round.
  • Themed Shows: A few times a year, gallery members rally around a particular theme and present a group exhibit which transforms the whole gallery space.

Getting Together

Being the only gallery of our kind in Southern Ontario, there is a common thread that both unites us and motivates us to realize our goals. What we have is rare and beautiful. This is a community of creatives working in all different expressions, committed as a group to the extraordinary goals of a dreamer and visionary James Tughan, founder of the Semaphore Fellowship.

Our ambition is to strengthen cultural literacy in the communities we find ourselves in. Through art classes, writer’s workshops, and musical and performing arts events we seek to grow together and shape our local cultural landscape. It is exciting to see people thrive as they explore and share their creativity.

Leadership

Dr. Chris Cuthill, Director –  is an artist, designer and academic. From 2003 to 2017, he served as Chair of the Art & Design Department at Redeemer University College in Ancaster where he taught in the areas of Art History, Art Theory and the Theology of Art and Aesthetics as well as studio courses in 2D and Graphic Design. As an artist, he works in mixed-media collage, encaustic, digital design, and a combination of watercolour and ink. He lives in Hamilton Ontario with his wife Dawn, children Aurora and Asher, and a chubby beagle named Shaelea.