Past Exhibitions

Past Exhibits

In Some Far Place

A flamingo shot in Newfoundland in 1977, now held in the collection of The Rooms, is the starting point for this poetic contemporary art exhibition that explores connections between collecting and colonization, and the politics of inclusion and exclusion.
February 4 - April 23 2017
Level 3

Catherine Bolduc: La femme dans la Lune / Her Head in the Clouds

A fantastical, immersive art installation created following a 2015 artist residency at Gros Morne National Park.
February 4 - April 23 2017
Level 3

The Great War Rages On: Monchy-le-Preux, 1917

On April 14, 1916 the Newfoundland Regiment fought with distinction at the French village of Monchy-le-Preux. This pop-up display highlights soldiers’ stories from that dramatic day and the famed "Monchy 10.”
Level 2

Gerald Squires: Spirit Visible

Guest curator: Caroline Stone
May 13 - September 4, 2017
Level 3

Gretzky is Everywhere

This simulcast exhibition presents Andy Warhol’s celebrated 1984 print Wayne Gretzky 99 at several galleries across Canada at the same time – connected by a live feed from each venue.
May 27 - September 24
Level 4

jerry ropson: to kiss a goat between the horns

Drawing, video, sound, and installation come together in an informal and compassionate look at everyday life in rural Newfoundland, and what it means to come home.
May 27 - September 24
Level 4

Home Economics: 150 Years of Canadian Hooked Rugs

From rugs by early settlers through to contemporary artists drawing on rug hooking traditions – over 100 hooked rugs explore the links between craft and commerce.
September 23, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Level 3, Main Gallery

A Going Concern: Contemporary Textiles and Everyday Politics in Newfoundland and Labrador

What are NL artists hooking, knitting, and stitching? Witty, playful commentary on life lived here.
September 23, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Level 3, Harbour Gallery

Jane Walker: Main Lands and Long Winters

Based on the Bonavista Peninsula, artist Jane Walker’s hooked steel wool rugs tell a story of longing for elsewhere, only to discover the value of what is close at hand.
September 23, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Level 3, Media Room

To Warm the Feet and Please the Eye: Hooked Rugs of Newfoundland and Labrador

Come, please your eye before a sampling of some of The Rooms loveliest hooked rugs. View brightly coloured arrays of mats that reflect various styles and regions across the province.
September 30, 2017 - January 14, 2018
Level 3, Atrium

For information, contact Visitor Services on Level 1 at The Rooms. Call (709) 757-8090. Email