Art, Collections, and the Environment: Two-day Professional Development Workshop Series
Presented by Galeries Ontario / Ontario Galleries
Join Galeries Ontario / Ontario Galleries for our third and forth online professional development workshops of 2021-2022. The days will be packed with engaging and knowledgeable presenters that will discuss how art galleries and museums can tackle the tremendously complex issue of our fragile climate in crisis.
Date: March 16 & 17, 2022
Time: 11:00 am – 4:00pm EST (both days)
Art, Collections, and the Environment is a two-day professional development workshop series about art galleries and museums’ impact on the current environmental crisis. Climate change has risen to be a global emergency, with recommendations following the 2015 Paris Climate Accord and the United Nations marking 2030 as the “point-of-no-return” if carbon emissions are not cut. For decades, artists have been involved in environmental issues and, more recently, with the Global Climate Strike and organizations such as “Artists for Real Climate Action” forming. Now more than ever, it is time for art galleries and their collections to join the fight and play their part in mitigating climate change. This two-day workshop will separate two of the critical areas that art galleries can focus on in helping with the environment crisis. Day One will focus on the physical spaces that house art galleries’ collections and reduce their environmental impact. Day Two will examine how art galleries can collect and programme with artists and artworks focusing on and promoting environmental issues.
Sessions will include:
Day 1: THE ENVIRONMENT FOR YOUR COLLECTION
- How to Modify Your Building For Sustainability
- Making a Commitment to Change for Environmental Health
- Reduce Reuse Recycle: Sustainable Exhibition Making and Minimizing Waste
- Long Term Project Planning
- Panel Discussion: Art Galleries and the Future of Environmental Sustainability
Day 2: COLLECTING AND EXHIBITING THE ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS
- Art Making as Activism – Environmental Protest in Galleries
- How Galleries Can Support Sustainable Art Practices
- Addressing Environmental Impact through Gallery Programming
- How the Intersection of Art and Science Creates Impact
- DAY 1: Robert R. Janes, Founder, Coalition of Museums for Climate Justice & Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of the journal Museum Management and Curatorship
- DAY 2: Kirsty Robertson, Associate Professor of Contemporary Art & Director of Museum and Curatorial Studies at Western University
DAY 1: THE ENVIRONMENT FOR YOUR COLLECTION
- Alex Glass, Executive Director, ArtsBuild Ontario
- Dr. Viviane Gosselin, Director of Collections & Exhibitions, Curator of Contemporary Culture, Museum of Vancouver
- Amy Poole, Program Manager, ArtsBuild Ontario
- Douglas Worts, Culture and Sustainability Specialist, Consultant and Owner of WorldViews Consulting
More presenters to be announced for Day One!
DAY 2: COLLECTING AND EXHIBITING THE ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS
- Dr. Soren Brothers, Allan and Helaine Shiff Curator of Climate Change at the Royal Ontario Museum & Assistant Professor at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto
- Suzanne Carte, Senior Curator, Art Gallery of Burlington
- Kelly Jazvac, Artist, founding member of the Synthetic Collective, and Graduate Program Director of the MFA program at Concordia University
- Stephanie Porter, Head of Education, Woodstock Art Gallery
- Christine Shaw, Director/Curator, Blackwood Gallery & Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Visual Studies at University of Toronto Mississauga
- Tania Willard, Artist & Curator, Member of BUSH Gallery
- Dr. Jennifer Willet, Director, INCUBATOR Art Lab, Canada Research Chair in Art, Science and Ecology, Professor, School of Creative Arts, University of Windsor
You can register for a single day or both days of the workshop series. Please select carefully your choice of either Day One, Day Two or Multi-Day registration.
Please complete our online registration form here. Once payment is confirmed, a GOG Staff member will reach out confirming registration and Zoom details.
If you have questions or concerns please reach out to – Jessica Lukas, Secretariat Coordinator, email@example.com.
Registration fees are per one individual. Registration closes March 15, 2022 at 5:00pm (EST). No refunds will be possible after March 15, 2022. Registration includes access to supplementary materials and any additional activities.
GOG Members: $150.00
Artist / Independent Art Worker $55.00
Students (with valid student ID): $45.00
For Multi-Day pricing please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please reach out to Jessica Lukas, Secretariat Coordinator, email@example.com if you require any accessibility accommodations or have questions.
These workshops will all be held virtually via Zoom – the Zoom link will be sent the day before the event.
GOG gratefully acknowledges the funding contribution from the Museums Assistance Program, the Department of Canadian Heritage.
Galeries Ontario / Ontario Galeries has over a 50 year history as an arts service organization (ASO) and represents over 260 members—public art galleries, museums, artist-run-centres, and arts organizations. For over 40 years, its annual award program has been defining the standards of excellence for the visual arts in Canada. Through advocacy on issues, policy, legislation to all levels of government, and delivery of innovative and cutting-edge professional development opportunities and network-building, GOG advances, empowers, and strengthens the visual arts sector in Canada.
Galeries Ontario / Ontario Galleries
T: (416) 598-0714