Permanent Collection

The Drake’s permanent art collection has been lovingly and meticulously assembled by our curatorial team, led by Mia Nielsen.

Gillian Goerz - NOTEBOOK (2014)

Gillian Goerz - NOTEBOOK (2014)

Gillian Goerz, Notebook, 2014, mixed media on paper, variable dimensions

Prince Edward County is an important area for migrating birds and there is a lone Great Blue Heron that often appears at the Devonshire's shore line. For this commission, Goerz took on the guise of a naturalist, creating an illustrated field guide documenting the heron.

Gillian Goerz is a Toronto-based artist, comic book designer and illustrator. Goerz is a co-founder of Drunk Feminist film series across Toronto. Some of her clientele includes The Second Cup, The Walrus,The Canadian Encyclopedia and Caplansky's Delicatessen

Amber Zuber - Phones (2015)

Amber Zuber - Phones (2015)

Amber Zuber - Phones (2015) Ceramic sculptures, variable dimensions

Amber Zuber (Canada born, London-based) is exploring ideas about the relationship of art with reality. She uses ceramics and humour as vehicles of expression in order to re-invent and poke fun, and it is her intention to question these concepts and the seriousness of it all, the absolutism.

Zuber’s work can be found at the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto Outdoor exhibition (Nathan Phillips Square), and Royal College of Art (London, UK). Zuber received a Gardiner Museum Award for best in show - ceramics. Amber Zuber’s ceramic phone sculptures can be found in the pavilion.

Irina Kirchuk - Fichaje (2016)

Irina Kirchuk - Fichaje (2016)

Irina Kirchuk - Fichaje, 2016. Iron and acrylic. Variable dimensions.

Irina Kirchuk (B. 1983, Buenos Aires) works with sculpture and site specific installation incorporating manufactured objects into her work.

Kirchuk has participated on the 11th Biennial of Lyon Ha nacido una belleza terrible, curated by Victoria Noorthoorn (2011). Among her individual exhibitions are: Autogrú, Mundo Dios Art Gallery, Mar del Plata (2012); Troogle, Nora Fisch Contemporary Art (2010); Alternos Internos, Centro Cultural Borges (2009). She has also being part of the collective shows: Últimas Tendencias II, Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires (2012); Air de Lyon, Fundación Proa (2012); Fuga Versátil, Fundación Proa (2011); Sabotage, Museum of Contemporary Art of Rosario (2011).

Hannes Michanek - Staring (not seeing), (2015)

Hannes Michanek - Staring (not seeing), (2015)

Hannes Michanek - Staring (not seeing), 2015. Oil on Canvas. 44 x 36 in/112 x 92 cm

Frankfurt-based visual artist Hannes Michanek (b.1979, Sweden) creates haunting, large-format landscape paintings that are suggestive of his native country of Sweden. This abstract oil painting uses a combination of subtle colors that resemble a vague landscape through gradient. The painting can be found in the owner’s suite.

Michanek’s work makes a part of several international collections including Musem für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main (Frankfurt), Pierre Nouvion (Monte Carlo), ECB (European Central Bank),Al Bastakiya Art Fair (Dubai) amongst others.

London Kaye - Untitled  (2014)

London Kaye - Untitled (2014)

London Kaye - Untitled (2014) Dyed knitting wool

London Kaye (b. 1988, USA) is a classically trained dancer who combines elements of street art and crochet. After graduating NYU, she dove into the local street-art scene and began developing her signature style by crocheting on fences. Known for yarn bombing, Kaye treats her thread as spray paint, decorating NY subways, fences and buildings.She takes street art to the next level by combining elements of graffiti and fashion in a completely new way. Kaye’s work was featured in Vogue, OZY and Elle Italia. Some of her clientele includes Red Valentino and GAP.