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Community Arts Space: Art is Change

Free Public Opening: Thursday July 6, 5 - 8 pm (remarks at 6 pm). Free with RSVP.
July 4 - August 31

Community Arts Space: Art is Change project partners

Join us for a full summer of FREE community programming at the Gardiner Museum, including hands-on workshops, live performances, talks, and more, led by some of the city’s most innovative emerging artists, curators, and architects.

The Gardiner’s unique history and identity is rooted in the city, but its future is increasingly shaped by rapid high-rise development. Each of the six projects selected to be part of this year’s Community Arts Space project contributes to the central theme of Art is Change, and considers how the city’s unique and varied local histories of art and social activism can be re-mapped for the future.

Visit to see the full schedule of free art workshops, performances, talks and more, and sign up now. Space is limited!

Celebrate the exhibition launch on Thursday July 6 from 5 - 8 pm at the public opening, featuring communal mosaic tile-making, a spoken word performance, a DJ, drinks, a food truck, and more! Free with RSVP.

NU_FORuMS by Mikiki

The Projects:

Works for Change
Madeleine Co.
July 4 to 13

Toronto-based collective Madeleine Co. invites the public to enter the colourful world of This Art Works!, a new CBC Original Series with CBC Arts, created by Madeleine Co. in partnership with OCAD University. Join us for a showcase of the series, an interactive installation, and workshops with local artists like Ness Lee and Kaya Joan.

Click here to see the full list of Works for Change events and register for free.

What Makes a Space a Place?
Waterloo Architecture & PARTISANS Architects
Jul 4 to 26

Led by Jonathan Friedman of PARTISANS Architects, a team of Waterloo Architecture graduate students will create a site-specific built installation on the Gardiner’s outdoor plaza. Visitors will be invited to embellish colourful benches with mosaic tiles as part of a month-long communal art-making activation exploring the scarcity of meaningful public space in Toronto.

Click here to see the full list of What Makes a Space a Place? events and register for free.

Jul 18 to 27

Queer video and performance artist Mikiki, who identifies as a mixed White/Indigenous person of Mi’kmaq, Acadian, and Irish heritage, will address issues of identity and colonization through original choreography performed on a foundation of wet clay. In addition, workshops held in the spring in collaboration with the Titiesg Wîcinímintôwak Bluejays Dancing Together Collective and The 519 supported the creation of fired clay tiles by local Two-Spirit artists which will be shown at The 519 and the Gardiner.

Click here to see the performance schedule and get free tickets.

Feminist Art Museum
Xenia Benivolski and Su-Ying Lee
Aug 9 to 17

The Feminist Art Museum (FAM) is conceived by curators Xenia Benivolski and Su-Ying Lee as a national, multi-site pilot project. FAM will use brick as a metaphoric and material reference to create a space for dialogue on institution building, place, space, and land. Amid the installation, the exhibition hall will also host “riot rock rattles” made in a workshop facilitated by artist Tsēma Igharas, and public rehearsals led by artist Christopher Willes of Pauline Oliveros’ seminal “Sonic Meditations”.

Click here to see the full list of Feminist Art Museum events and register for free.

Portable Stories
August Fröhls (Aman Sandhu and Swapnaa Tamhane)
Aug 9 to 30

The August Fröhls collective (led by artists/curators Aman Sandhu and Swapnaa Tamhane) will invite artists and creative practitioners to engage with local forms of storytelling, teaching, object histories, and music, within a site-specific installation on the plaza inspired by the portable classroom. Propositioning the portable as a space for peripheral pedagogy and histories, August Fröhls will present a series of events that elicit lesser-known histories.

Click here to see the full list of Portable Stories events and register for free.

Collecting Personal Archives
soJin Chun in collaboration with The Truth & Dare Project
Aug 22 to 31

In partnership with Gallery 44’s OUTREACH program and The Truth & Dare Project, local artist soJin Chun worked with a group of young Muslim women from Toronto to present a multi-media exhibition that brings their unique visions to life. These works were developed and produced as part of a two month workshop series held at The 519.

Click here to see the full list of Collecting Personal Archives events and register for free.

See the full list of Community Arts Space: Art is Change projects and register for free workshops, performances, and special events at


Gardiner Museum
111 Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2C7
Monday to Thursday 10 am - 6 pm
Friday 10 am - 9 pm
Saturday & Sunday 10 am - 5 pm




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