There’s a place for all of us in here…

Elemental: Earthen, Talk and Tour at the Art Gallery of Peterborough

Tim Whiten, Vessel, Vessel, Mortar & Pestle (detail), 1999-2000. Cast iron, 46” x 44” x 28.5” inches. Courtesy of Tim Whiten and Olga Korper Gallery. Photo credit: Artin Aryai

There’s a place for all of us in here…

Sunday, April 2, 2023, from 2 – 4 pm
Art Gallery of Peterborough

Join us at the Art Gallery of Peterborough for a gathering in Elemental: Earthen, Tim Whiten.

There’s a place for all of us in here… is an exercise in observation led by exhibition curator Chiedza Pasipanodya and collaborating curator Liz Ikiriko (Art Gallery of York University). During this two-hour gathering, guests are invited to participate in an embodied and conversational exploration through Tim Whiten’s Elemental: Earthen at the Art Gallery of Peterborough. Using dialogue and curious prompts, we will engage in an exercise interested in looking, feeling, and responding in relation to the work.

Elemental is part of an expanded, multi-venue retrospective and collaborative publication of Tim Whiten’s career developed between the Art Gallery of Peterborough, Art Gallery of York University, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, and McMaster Museum of Art from 2022 to 2023. This series of curated exhibition projects are thematically united by the classical elements of air, water, earth, and fire – referencing Whiten’s interest in alchemical practices. Elemental: Earthen is the third of four exhibitions and focuses on the element of earth and its associations with home, sustenance, power, transformation and alchemy.

This event is free to attend. Light refreshments served.

A shuttle bus will be available between Toronto and Peterborough for those wishing to attend from out of town. Space is limited on the shuttle and seats must be reserved (no charge). Visit for more details and a link to reserve your shuttle bus seat.

(Left) Liz Ikiriko (Right) Chiedza Pasipanodya, photo by Zach Ward


Chiedza Pasipanodya (chee-ed-za pasi-pano-jga) is an artist, curator, and writer who lives and works in Toronto, Canada & Harare, Zimbabwe. Their research-based practice is informed by traditional southern African pottery, ontologies and social practice. Chiedza is curious about remembering and belonging. In their multidisciplinary practice, they are committed to elevating narratives which might otherwise be forgotten and misremembered, especially the cultural productions of people of African descent. Chiedza has exhibited at Nia Centre for the Arts, Xpace Cultural Centre, and Whippersnapper Gallery. Chiedza was a Toronto Biennial of Art Curatorial Fellow (2022) and has curated exhibitions with The Art Gallery of Peterborough, Aspace Gallery, BAND Gallery, and Nuit Blanche.

Liz Ikiriko has delivered large-scale complex projects working closely with a variety of artists, organizations, and institutions. Building long lasting connections, including working with Wedge Curatorial Projects, the National Music Centre, The Dunlop Art Gallery, Critical Distance Centre for Curators, The East African Photography Awards, and the Scotiabank CONTACT Photo Festival. Ikiriko received her MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University and has taught photography at Toronto Metropolitan University and Sheridan College; worked on publications including Maclean’s, Public Journal, MICE Magazine, Blackflash, Akimbo, C Magazine and most recently contributed to Aperture’s As We Rise: Photography From the Black Atlantic. She is the co-founder of the Ways of Attuning Curatorial Study Group, was a member of the curatorial committee for the 13th Rencontres de Bamako, African Photography Biennial and begins her role as Curator of Collections and Art in Public Spaces at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto in March 2023.

Tim Whiten’s prolific and dynamic creative practice reflects a life devoted to an inquiry into metaphysics, the nature of consciousness, alchemy and the human condition. This solo exhibition features a selection of early to recent work alongside several antiquities generously loaned from the McMaster Museum of Art and explores Whiten’s ongoing engagements with the fundamental composition of the universe and who/what we are as human beings. Whiten was recently awarded the 2022 Gershon Iskowitz Prize.

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