Welcome to Spirit of the Hills

Comprised of artists, artisans, performing artists, photographers, writers and patrons, Spirit of the Hills embraces all art forms and traditions including the performing and visual arts, media, design, and literature. Our goal is to build and sustain the Arts and Artists in Northumberland County. This web site highlights current and upcoming group and member events and showcases some of our members’ works.

Spirit of the Hills Juried Art & Photography Show at Belleville Library

Spirit of the Hills is pleased to announce a juried art and photograph show at the John M. Parrott Art Gallery at the Belleville Library that will run from November 7 – 28, 2019.

The Parrott Art Gallery will host an opening reception for Spirit of the Hills’ members on Thursday, November 7th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.

The juror for the show is Olex Wlasenko. He is graduated from the University of Ontario and has worked as the Assistant Curator at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG) in Oshawa, Ontario and over his career has curated over 70 exhibitions. Olex has been the Curator at Whitby’s Station Gallery since mid-February 2008.

Pictures from the Opening Reception

Photos by Alan Langford, Tony Crocker, Judy Hopkins and Beth Rhind. Click thumbnails to view larger.

A good turnout for the opening reception


Best in Show – Edward Hagedon for Derailment

Best Painting – Bob Tunnoch for Undercover, Amazon Horned Frog

Best Photograph – Robert Laycock for Winter Fields near Hastings

Best Alternative Media – Diane Arsenault for Honouring Sgang Gwaii Orca

Juror’s Choice – Christopher Thorpe for Sounds of Spring

Honourable Mention – Mandy Bing for Star Rising

Honourable Mention – Rita Naras for Afternoon at the Creek

Honourable Mention – Helen Van Poorten for Arroyo

Honourable Mention – Sue Wilkins for Beach Break

Michael Brennand-Wood Workshop

Grounds for Expression – Bespoke Surfaces for Textiles


Michael Brennand-Wood Workshop
Monday April 20, 2020 to Friday April 24, 2020
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
440 King Street East, Cobourg, Ontario, Canada

Are you an established or an emerging artist? Do you have interdisciplinary interests? Are you ready to push your creative boundaries? To gain new perspectives? To expand your use of textiles and other materials? If so, please join us in this unique Workshop.

Michael Brennand-Wood is a visual artist, curator, lecturer, and arts consultant with an established, exceptional international reputation. For a number of years Michael has taught at Maiwa School of Textiles in Vancouver, where his courses are enormously popular. More information on Michael’s background and work can be found on his website www.brennand-wood.com.