border crossings

border crossings Stories

Legacy Project

Project Team

Conference

border crossings Stories

Legacy Project

Project Team

Conference

border crossings

border crossings, is an interactive community engaged arts project that uses the transformative power of art to challenge preconceived ideas around borders. By using stories and narratives as our main resource, we aim to fuel alternative ways of seeing across a broad range of physical and cultural contexts.

The project celebrates the Art Gallery of Mississauga’s commitment to bringing people and communities together using art as a common denominator.

The stories are personal and powerful, giving the audience access to personal histories and realities. Connecting our past to our present, these stories are being treated as media art pieces, rather than simple stories. They highlight, reinforce and challenge both traditional and contemporary world views as they relate to our relationship to land, to one another through sharing and connecting through laughs and heartbreak.

The border crossings’ first iteration in 2017 culminated in an interactive multimedia installation, through a combination of documentary audio, photographs, text, collage, objects and songs. Gallery visitors were invited to explore the participants’ stories and share their own.

Continuing into the GROW phase (2019-2021), the project continues to extend increased access to unique experiences for Mississauga residents and visitors, collaborations and newer ways to present art to new audiences.

border crossings

border crossings

border crossings, is an interactive community engaged arts project that uses the transformative power of art to challenge preconceived ideas around borders. By using stories and narratives as our main resource, we aim to fuel alternative ways of seeing across a broad range of physical and cultural contexts.

The project celebrates the Art Gallery of Mississauga’s commitment to bringing people and communities together using art as a common denominator.

The stories are personal and powerful, giving the audience access to personal histories and realities. Connecting our past to our present, these stories are being treated as media art pieces, rather than simple stories. They highlight, reinforce and challenge both traditional and contemporary world views as they relate to our relationship to land, to one another through sharing and connecting through laughs and heartbreak.

The border crossings’ first iteration in 2017 culminated in an interactive multimedia installation, through a combination of documentary audio, photographs, text, collage, objects and songs. Gallery visitors were invited to explore the participants’ stories and share their own.

Continuing into the GROW phase (2019-2021), the project continues to extend increased access to unique experiences for Mississauga residents and visitors, collaborations and newer ways to present art to new audiences.

Funders

The border crossings project is generously funded by the
Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) through the Grow Grant.

ontario trillium foundation logo

and the Ontario Arts Council and the City of Mississauga’s Cultural Division

Some of Our Collaborators

gsalogo
QTBIPOCSauga SQweb
access2accessibility
Community Living
Indigenous Network
moyo
Rainbow Sauga
bhlogo
DBNC
Newcomer Centre of Peel
CACD
NCCofTO
awo logo8
InkMovementCanadalogo
embrave-logo
Mississauga Writers Group
Punjabi Community Health Services
awo-logo
yafs
QTBIPOCSauga
CCS
hcaca
The DAm
Halton youth program

Halton House

Community Youth Programs

Address

300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON L5B 3C1
(905) 896-5088

Admission

Free Admission | Donations Appreciated

CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION

Charitable #11904 3586 RR 0001

Logos footer AGM

Gallery Hours

*Closed until January 26, 2022*
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 10am – 5pm
Thursdays: 10am - 8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12pm – 4pm
Monday & Holidays: Closed

 

Follow

Be In the Know...

Want to be in the know? Sign up to get AGM news right to your inbox

Subscribe for AGM Updates & Newsletter

The Art Gallery of Mississauga is a guest upon the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This ancient land is part of the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and the traditional homelands of the Anishinaabe, Wendat, and Haudenosaunee nations.