The Climenhage Project

If you would like to visit the John Climenhage retrospective exhibition at Sadleir House, please pre-register at the link below. Sadleir House allows groups of 5 in 30 minute blocks Mon-Fri 11am-1pm, with proof of vaccination.

All paintings in this project have been created by John Climenhage. Contributing artists for this project include poets Justin Million (JM), Bruce Whiteman (BW) and Ann Jaeger (AJ) and designer/videographer Laura Thompson (LT).

For several months, the artists met frequently to discuss the arts, poetry, philosophy, the internet and all manner of cultural ephemera. To provide some insight into these conversations, we include video excerpts by Laura Thompson here » and Justin Million’s reading list here »

Bruce Whiteman produced a limited edition printed essay entitled John Climenhage: Painter Among Poets. His opening remarks for the exhibition launch can be found here »

Michael Fazackerley has contributed an essay entitled Because John Climenhage hates artist statements. Read it here »

The Climenhage Project Walking Tour of downtown Peterborough Is a map of over 50 locations that t John Climenhage has painted between 2001 and 2021. You are invited to experience the City of Peterborough through the eyes of an artist who has lived in and documented the city for almost two decades.

You can follow the map on foot by accessing the map on your phone. Accompanying each location on the map is a photo of a corresponding painting or in some cases, multiple paintings, as well as a link to a page that may contain a poem, historic information or other ephemera related to the location.

View a map of the locations here »

You can also enjoy the tour by using the index below or links on the map to visit the various painting locations.

You are also invited to post your own comments on these pages – thoughts about the painting, memories or historic facts about the locations. We will share photos of Climenhage paintings from your personal collection on the project’s Instagram account (@climenhageproject) if you post them with the hashtag #climenhageproject.