Where the Shoreline Meets the Water: The Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency Retrospective Exhibition (2013-2019)


Intergenerational LGBTQ2+ art exhibition opening, of works critically engaged with landscapes and longing in Queer and decolonial ways.

Date and Time
Wed, November 6, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

The ArQuives
34 Isabella Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1N1

About this Event

A retrospective of works produced by alumni of The Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency, which has been held each summer on Toronto Islands from 2013 to 2019.

The works critically engage landscapes, longing and ecologies in Queer and decolonial ways.

Vernissage November 6, 7pm to 9pm
Brief artists talk at 8pm, with curator Syrus Marcus Ware
A light refreshment will be provided.

Exhibition dates: November 6 to January 31.
Exhibition viewing hours:
Tuesday – Thursday from 6:30-9:00 pm
Fridays from 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Viewing at other times is by appointment, please send an email to info@queerartistresidency.ca

Access statement: The ArQuives has a access ramp to the front door, and a lift from the first floor to the second floor. There are volunteers available to operate the lift. The exhibition includes works that can be touched. A sighted guide is available for the visually impaired. Please message info@queerartistresidency.ca to arrange accompaniment by a sighted guide. There is an accessible washroom on the first floor.
All washrooms are gender neutral.
The ArQuives is a scent free environment.
If you have any further questions please email: queeries@arquives.ca

The ArQuives are located in the Dish With One Spoon Treaty Territory. The Dish With One Spoon is a treaty between the Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee establishing a shared territory. Subsequent Indigenous Nations and peoples, Europeans and all newcomers, have been invited into this treaty in the spirit of peace, friendship and respect.

Artist alumni of Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency in this exhibition are: curator Syrus Marcus Ware, Anna Camilleri (sculpture), Calder Harben (sound and sculpture), Joshua Roger Vettivelu (video), Wy-j Kou (mosaics), Daniel Barrow (video), Alec Butler (photography), Derek Dunlop (printmaking and objects), Glenn Gear (drawing and sculpture), Sheri Osden Nault (sculpture), Robert Ridgeway (sculpture).

Curated by Syrus Marcus Ware (Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency alum 2014). “WHERE THE SHORELINE MEETS THE WATER: The Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency Retrospective Exhibition (2013- 2019)” is curated by Syrus Marcus Ware, (Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency alum 2014), who has participated as a juror and board member (2015 – present). Syrus is a Vanier Scholar, visual artist, community activist, researcher, youth-advocate and educator. For 12 years, he was the Coordinator of the Art Gallery of Ontario Youth Program. Syrus is currently a facilitator/designer for the Cultural Leaders Lab (Toronto Arts Council & The Banff Centre). He is the inaugural artist-in-residence for Daniels Spectrum (2016/2017). Syrus is also a core-team member of Black Lives Matter Toronto.


THE INTERGENERATIONAL LGBT ARTIST RESIDENCY is the first intergenerational artist-in-residency program for LGBTQ2+ visual artists in Canada. The residency offers studio space, travel support and free room and board to juried applicants for the duration of the two-week residency. Residents also receive mentoring and studio visits from critically acclaimed artists and curators. Applicants to the Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency include a broad range of ages and career points. Each summer supports a new cohort of passionate artists, rigorous and inspired, showcasing a diverse array of mediums, and exciting practices. All applicants have played a crucial role in the ongoing development of this project.

The aim of THE INTERGENERATIONAL LGBT ARTIST RESIDENCY is a vision and experience of sustainability through resource sharing, shared practice and art career management training, via decolonial engagement with Canadian LGBTQ2+ visual art and political histories. With this community building initiative supporting intergenerational learning and reciprocity, artists highlight the trajectory and longevity of LGBTQ2+, both historically and reaching into the future. THE INTERGENERATIONAL LGBT ARTIST RESIDENCY also functions as a curatorial consultancy, collaborating with museums and galleries across Canada and internationally.

We would like to acknowledge the generous funding of the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario, without whose ongoing support this project would not have been possible.


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