Solo Exhibition
Opens Saturday, November 4
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm


Tuesday to Saturday 1:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Sunday 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm

For appointments outside of gallery hours, please call 905 822 5495

This exhibition is in Tribute to Pierre Pivet’s dear friends Dominique and Henri.


Les choses de la vie

In his exhibit Les choses de la vie, French artist Pierre Pivet chooses to focus on the simple joys of everyday life. In an amazingly range of subjects and compositions from far away and local landscapes, boating scenes, still life, horse races, music and people working, playing and resting, we see the beauty of the world through his eyes.


The paintings in this exhibition are influenced by his personal life history and travel. There are many examples of shared human experience across places and cultures. A former recreational chess player, Pierre recalls his trips to Cuba where he saw chess players and a trio playing music on the beach. This reminded him of other chess players and musicians he saw in New York and Paris. All were enjoying life in their own unique and beautiful settings.


For Pierre, his wonder-filled view of the beauty of life is relative to the challenges and tragedies of his own life. These experiences galvanized his decision to focus on the little joys and moments that surround us each day. He understands the fragility of life. Every moment of every day, he decides to find beauty in everything.


We hope to enjoy the exhibition.
Jackie Bryant


A Guide to Art Collecting

Globe & Mail

Content from: Ontario Arts and Culture Report

Jenna Bryant, Associate Director of Harbour Gallery, shares her tips among other contemporaries for building up a collection of art.



M.A., M.ED., R.C.A., O.S.A., C.S.P. W. C

1927 – 2023

I first met Pat in the 1980s when my mom with a sparkle in her eye, asked me if I wanted to join her to visit Pat’s studio in Toronto.  Pat’s presence was part impressive, part intimating and I wanted to make sure I was not offensive in any way to one of my mom’s highly-valued artists. I believe she had some home-made cookies and tea ready for us and afterward, she wanted to show us a collection of paintings from her recent trip to the Arctic.  She opened a large metal drawer full of paintings and one by one, she would pull out a painting so we could see the next one. The paintings had so much energy; they were magnetic.  I remember being particularly drawn to one painting, and as I was enjoying it immensely, she pulled it out of the drawer and ripped in half in front of me. Well that was shocking but it held many lessons for me.  It showed that she had very high standards, that even a good painting was not good enough for her and that she was willing to destroy her own work to keep those standards.  When I said I really loved that one, she was unmoved. This told me that her standards were not influenced by those around her.  She had fiercely independent spirit that made such an impression on me. I don’t think I could ever be half as courageous as Pat in the way she lived her life, travelling all around the world, fulfilling the call on her life to paint, but just the idea that I could, made a lasting impression.

Many years later when I had the chance to work with Pat as my mom was taken up caring for my dad, our relationship was so beautiful in that she was one of the few people, who recognized my situation and really supported me personally. That meant so much to me and of course, having her work in the gallery was an honour. I would often say to clients when looking at her work, I don’t know how she can do this?  Her work defied reason, painting on wet paper there seemed to be so much control, yet she was working in an uncontrolled environment.  Her risk-taking in painting with watercolour, the most unforgiving medium is unmatched.  Pat mentioned that Franklin Carmichael of the Group of Seven, who was her teacher at OCA constantly challenged her to take risks in her painting which is evident in her career.  We miss Pat immensely, it’s hard to believe that she is no longer with us and we take solace in her incredible legacy of artwork and how she lived her life with and incredible fearlessness, intellect and a great sense of adventure.


Jean Claude Roy

Receives The Order of Newfoundland and Labrador

On October 4, 2023, at a ceremony today at Government House, Her Honour, the Honourable Judy M. Foote, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Honourable Dr. Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, congratulated the remarkable recipients of the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador. This year’s recipients are David A. Elms, Noreen Golfman, Dr. Kevin Noel Melvin, Rick Mercer, O.C., Dr. Patrick Parfrey, O.C., Jean Claude Roy and Andrus Voitk.



The recipients are receiving the province’s highest honour for their demonstrated excellence and achievement in any field of endeavour benefiting in an outstanding manner Newfoundland and Labrador and its residents. With today’s recipients, there is now a select group of just 142 Newfoundlanders and Labradorians invested into the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador.


Congratulations to Jean Claude and his wife Christina on this incredible honour.