Summer 2024 Exhibitions at Onsite Gallery

Onsite Gallery is pleased to announce the simultaneous launch of three exhibitions, _other tongues part I communication, Jean Marshall: Anikoobijikewin and Glenn Gear | Up Front: Inuit Public Art @ Onsite Gallery on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

You are invited to join us in celebrating our new exhibitions at our opening reception on Wednesday, June 19 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Onsite Gallery.

Amy Wong, AMY 2 1/2 to 4 yrs. (detail), 2024, cassette tape audio recording. Image courtesy of the artist.

_other tongues part I communication

June 19 to November 30, 2024

_other tongues part I communication is an exhibition centered around the theme of language, communication, and cultural heritage presented through the tangible creative disciplines of art, media, and design. With juried works selected from thirteen OCAD University-affiliated faculty and staff, the exhibition aims to raise awareness and broaden the focus of the wide-ranging fragility of language – “mother tongues” – across many cultures and resonate in the face of global environmental and social crises.

The exhibition includes works by lyanu Ajagunna, Schem Rogerson Bader, Susan Blight, Simon Glass, Ursula Handleigh, Julius Poncelet Manapul, Diane Mikhael, Dr. Kathy Moscou, Par Nair, Julia Rose Sutherland, Tommy Truong, Natalie Majaba Waldburger and Amy Wing-Hann Wong. _other tongues part I communication is organized by Ryan Rice.

Read more about _other tongues part I communication


Jean Marshall, Untitled (Reciprocity), 2024, hide, fur, clot, glass beads, metal, silkscreened drum, dimension variable.

Jean Marshall: Anikoobijikewin

June 19 to November 30, 2024

Guest curated by Linda Grussani, Mawadishiwewin (visits) is a two-part collection of solo exhibitions that delve into the connections we form through visiting, creating, and sharing. The second solo exhibition in the series, Jean Marshall: Anikoobijikewin centres and collapses the binary across contemporary and traditional visual culture politically, aesthetically and geographically through the artist’s work and her collaborative process of strengthening cultural vitality expressed through Indigenous ways of knowing and being.

The Mawadishiwewin (visits) exhibition series is generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario through the Curatorial Projects: Indigenous and Culturally Diverse program.

Read more about Jean Marshall: Anikoobijikewin


Glenn Gear, TakKik rising, 2024. Image courtesy of the artist.

Glenn Gear | Up Front: Inuit Public Art @ Onsite Gallery

May to August 2024

In partnership with the Inuit Art Foundation (IAF), Onsite Gallery presents Glenn Gear | Up Front: Inuit Public Art @ Onsite Gallery. Montreal-based artist Glenn Gear’s mixed media work TakKik rising (2024) animates the gallery’s façade at street level, bringing his unique and critical vision with Nunatsiavut flare to downtown Toronto.

Up Front: Inuit Public Art @ Onsite Gallery is made possible with the support from the City of Toronto’s Indigenous Arts and Culture Partnership Fund and the Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts.

Read more about Glenn Gear | Up Front: Inuit Public Art @ Onsite Gallery


Onsite Gallery is generously supported by The Delaney Family. We also acknowledge the support from the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Government of Ontario and Toronto Arts Council.

About Onsite Gallery
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Onsite Gallery, OCAD University’s flagship professional gallery, presents contemporary, Indigenous, and public art and design to advance knowledge creation and stimulate local and international conversations on the urgent issues of our time.

Onsite Gallery
199 Richmond Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 0H4

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Wednesday: 12 to 7 p.m.
Thursday to Saturday: 12 to 5 p.m.
Gallery admission and all events are free.

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Image Descriptions:
1. A brown and black cassette tape encased in a clear case with writing on the label: “AMY 2 ½ to 4 years.”
2. A collection of handmade shoes, bags and drums in aminal hide and fur decorated with embroidered beadwork.
3. A digital collage of concentric circles on a black background. The innermost circle is white illustrated faces, followed by various white patterns. Patterns in shades of blue move outwards, the last ring is purple. Small geometric white flowers create a pattern on the background.