The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art is happy to present the work of UK-based artist Tony Stallard. His exhibition, New Breed, forms experimental relationships between light and material. In creating his sculpture, he purposefully selects organic materials like moss, timber, feathers, and bones to contrast with industrial materials like neon, steel, ceramic and glass. The materials contain a dialogue between manufacture and nature: calling to what Stallard refers to as their “alchemical properties”.

One wall in the gallery space will be dedicated to poetic written stories about community members’ most surreal experiences with nature

Though based in the UK, Tony Stallard has exhibited work internationally, and has 25 years experience making site-specific sculptures. He has studied in London at Chelsea School of Art, has an MA from Wimbledon School of Art. Stallard’s largest public work to date is Kit, a sculpture standing 44 feet (13.5 meters) high along a Northern Ireland waterfront celebrating the regions shipbuilding history.

Stallard’s New Breed will be opening on the weekend of Culture Days, a BC-wide organized weekend of cultural events taking place September 26, 27 and 28, 2014. Culture days is composed of thousands of free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind-the-scenes,” to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, designers and other creative people in their communities. Visit to see the dozens of Okanagan events coming up for the Culture Days weekend.

Visit the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art between September 26 and November 1 to view the exhibition. Please join us for an opening reception and artist talk on Saturday, September 26 at 7 pm. All events take place at The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art and are free to the public.

The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art is an artist-run centre located in Kelowna at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue. The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art is a registered non-profit charitable organization dedicated to the development of the creative community. Since 1989, the Alternator has shown the work of emerging Canadian artists, focused on innovative and non-traditional mediums engaged in social and cultural issues.


“Kit” is a sculpture by Tony Stallard created in 2009. It stands 44 feet (13.5 meters) high along a Northern Ireland waterfront, and celebrates the regions shipbuilding history.

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