Peel in Colour and QTBIPOC Arts and Crafts
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00
art

Peel in Colour and QTBIPOC Arts and Crafts

FREE | Barrier-Free Space | All Gender Washroom | Tea and Snacks Provided

In collaboration with Peel in Colour and QTBIPOC sauga, the AGM is hosting its monthly evening of crafting, conversation and connection! Join us for a low-key crafting session where we will explore through conversation and arts themes that relate to the AGM’s current exhibitions.  

QTBIPOC sauga is a grassroots gathering of queer, trans, Black, Indigenous and people of colour communities from across Peel.

For more information reach out to QTBIPOC sauga at qtbipocsauga@gmail.com

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Create your own border crossing comic
May
16
6:00 PM18:00

Create your own border crossing comic

FREE | Barrier-Free Space | All Gender Washroom | Refreshments Provided

Create your own border crossing comic

border crossings: creating parallel histories is an archaeology of the present and uses the transformative power of art to challenge preconceived ideas around both literal and metaphorical boundaries. Over a two-hour workshop, led by artists Sharada Eswar and Sid Sharp, community members are invited to share their stories and experiences with crossing borders - geographical, linguistic, spiritual and personal. We will use drawings, prompts, collage and non-traditional storytelling in a relaxed and conversational workshop.

Open to all. No prior experience necessary. Registration required. There is no fees and all materials will be provided. Register on Eventbrite.

Artists:

SHARADA K. ESWAR is a writer, storyteller, singer and community arts practitioner. Sharada has been performing and teaching in Toronto and internationally and working extensively with diverse communities both in Mississauga and the GTA. Currently, she is the Community Activator at the Art Gallery of Mississauga.

SID SHARP  is an artist and illustrator with a specific interest in comics and other forms of visual storytelling. They studied Studio Art and Art History at Concordia University in Montreal before returning to Toronto study Fine Art at OCAD. Sid has collaborated in several community arts projects and installations across the GTA and Ontario, where their favourite practice has been coaxing other people into creating comics of their own.

Number of participants: Max 20

Age: 6+

Workshop Dates:

June 13, July 11, August 8, August 22, September 15, September 19, October 17, November 14

Image Credit: Sid Sharp, The Banana Tree, 2017

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QTBIPOC Arts and Crafts
May
30
6:00 PM18:00

QTBIPOC Arts and Crafts

FREE | Barrier-Free Space | All Gender Washroom | Tea and Snacks Provided

In collaboration with Peel in Colour and QTBIPOC sauga, the AGM is hosting its monthly evening of crafting, conversation and connection! Join us for a low-key crafting session where we will explore through conversation and arts themes that relate to the AGM’s current exhibitions.  

QTBIPOC sauga is a grassroots gathering of queer, trans, Black, Indigenous and people of colour communities from across Peel.

For more information reach out to QTBIPOC sauga at qtbipocsauga@gmail.com

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Create your own border crossing comic
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

Create your own border crossing comic

FREE | Barrier-Free Space | All Gender Washroom | Refreshments Provided

Create your own border crossing comic

border crossings: creating parallel histories is an archaeology of the present and uses the transformative power of art to challenge preconceived ideas around both literal and metaphorical boundaries. Over a two-hour workshop, led by artists Sharada Eswar and Sid Sharp, community members are invited to share their stories and experiences with crossing borders - geographical, linguistic, spiritual and personal. We will use drawings, prompts, collage and non-traditional storytelling in a relaxed and conversational workshop.

Open to all. No prior experience necessary. Registration required. There is no fees and all materials will be provided. Register on Eventbrite.

Artists:

SHARADA K. ESWAR is a writer, storyteller, singer and community arts practitioner. Sharada has been performing and teaching in Toronto and internationally and working extensively with diverse communities both in Mississauga and the GTA. Currently, she is the Community Activator at the Art Gallery of Mississauga.

SID SHARP  is an artist and illustrator with a specific interest in comics and other forms of visual storytelling. They studied Studio Art and Art History at Concordia University in Montreal before returning to Toronto study Fine Art at OCAD. Sid has collaborated in several community arts projects and installations across the GTA and Ontario, where their favourite practice has been coaxing other people into creating comics of their own.

Number of participants: Max 20

Age: 6+

Workshop Dates:

July 11, August 8, August 22, September 15, September 19, October 17, November 14

Image Credit: Sid Sharp, The Banana Tree, 2017

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Create your own border crossing comic
Jul
11
6:00 PM18:00

Create your own border crossing comic

FREE | Barrier-Free Space | All Gender Washroom | Refreshments Provided

Create your own border crossing comic

border crossings: creating parallel histories is an archaeology of the present and uses the transformative power of art to challenge preconceived ideas around both literal and metaphorical boundaries. Over a two-hour workshop, led by artists Sharada Eswar and Sid Sharp, community members are invited to share their stories and experiences with crossing borders - geographical, linguistic, spiritual and personal. We will use drawings, prompts, collage and non-traditional storytelling in a relaxed and conversational workshop.

Open to all. No prior experience necessary. Registration required. There is no fees and all materials will be provided. Register on Eventbrite.

Artists:

SHARADA K. ESWAR is a writer, storyteller, singer and community arts practitioner. Sharada has been performing and teaching in Toronto and internationally and working extensively with diverse communities both in Mississauga and the GTA. Currently, she is the Community Activator at the Art Gallery of Mississauga.

SID SHARP  is an artist and illustrator with a specific interest in comics and other forms of visual storytelling. They studied Studio Art and Art History at Concordia University in Montreal before returning to Toronto study Fine Art at OCAD. Sid has collaborated in several community arts projects and installations across the GTA and Ontario, where their favourite practice has been coaxing other people into creating comics of their own.

Number of participants: Max 20

Age: 6+

Workshop Dates:

August 8, August 22, September 15, September 19, October 17, November 14

 

Image Credit: Sid Sharp, The Banana Tree, 2017

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Create your own border crossing comic
Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00
art

Create your own border crossing comic

FREE | Barrier-Free Space | All Gender Washroom | Refreshments Provided

Create your own border crossing comic

border crossings: creating parallel histories is an archaeology of the present and uses the transformative power of art to challenge preconceived ideas around both literal and metaphorical boundaries. Over a two-hour workshop, led by artists Sharada Eswar and Sid Sharp, community members are invited to share their stories and experiences with crossing borders - geographical, linguistic, spiritual and personal. We will use drawings, prompts, collage and non-traditional storytelling in a relaxed and conversational workshop.

Open to all. No prior experience necessary. Registration required. There is no fees and all materials will be provided. Register on Eventbrite.

Artists:

SHARADA K. ESWAR is a writer, storyteller, singer and community arts practitioner. Sharada has been performing and teaching in Toronto and internationally and working extensively with diverse communities both in Mississauga and the GTA. Currently, she is the Community Activator at the Art Gallery of Mississauga.

SID SHARP  is an artist and illustrator with a specific interest in comics and other forms of visual storytelling. They studied Studio Art and Art History at Concordia University in Montreal before returning to Toronto study Fine Art at OCAD. Sid has collaborated in several community arts projects and installations across the GTA and Ontario, where their favourite practice has been coaxing other people into creating comics of their own.

Number of participants: Max 20

Age: 6+

Workshop Dates:

May 16, June 13, July 11, August 8, August 22, September 15, September 19, October 17, November 14

Image Credit: Sid Sharp, The Banana Tree, 2017

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Guest Curator Tour with Rhéanne Chartrand
Apr
6
1:00 PM13:00

Guest Curator Tour with Rhéanne Chartrand

FREE | Barrier-Free Space | All Gender Washroom | Refreshments Provided

Please join us on Saturday, April 6th for a tour of one of our spring exhibitions, niigaanikwewag, led by Guest Curator, Rhéanne Chartrand.

niigaanikwewag brings together notable works by senior, mid-career, and emerging female Indigenous artists to celebrate past, present, and future generations of kwes as integral to sustaining the creative spirit of Indigenous communities.

Image Credit: Aylan Couchie, it beats inside all who speak for those who can’t (detail), mixed

media, 2014.

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Press Conference for border crossings: creating parallel histories
Apr
5
12:00 PM12:00

Press Conference for border crossings: creating parallel histories

FREE | Barrier-Free Space | All Gender Washroom | Refreshments Provided

On Friday April 5th , the Art Gallery of Mississauga welcomes the community alongside members of the press and local politicians to celebrate the AGM’s successful securement of the highly competitive Ontario Trillium Foundation Grow Grant. This significant grant supports the delivery of a community engaged project that builds upon the success of the AGM’s proven model with a $434,000 grant over 36 months to assist with staffing and program costs involved, expanding on an empowering community arts initiative.

This project engages with the ‘archeology of the present’ and activates at the AGM and across and within Mississauga’s diverse communities through multidisciplinary workshops centering the idea of borders as a conduit for connectivity through the act of storytelling. Enriching people’s lives through arts, culture and heritage, this initiative supports individual engagement with community-based arts creation, and will impact on the lives of 10,500 people in the community.

border crossings creator’s Sharada Eswar alongside AGM’s Director and Curator Mandy Salter, Local MPP Natalia Kusendova, MP Deepak Anand and Mayor Bonnie Crombie will attend to celebrate this accomplishment that has secured $434,000 over the coming three years.

The AGM’s border crossings project will activate workshops at the gallery and within the community, engaging with multidisciplinary professional artists and emerging mentees alongside diverse community members and groups. border crossings celebrates the Art Gallery of Mississauga’s commitment to creating connections and providing supports for diverse creatives and communities positioning art as a common denominator. This vital initiative engages with Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists and communities to activate ideas through multidisciplinary art forms. The project intends to create platforms for personal and collective reconciliation and questions colonial narratives by presenting parallel histories and stories, while exploring relationships between the spiritual, the uncanny and the every day.

“border crossings is an exploration of what it means to reach across borders and make them known, to lean into them and share what lies in between and on either side of these individual and shared experiences,” said Sharada Eswar, multi-disciplinary artist and AGM’s Community Activator. “border crossings is a timely and sensitive project” said Mandy Salter, AGM Director/Curator “ which centers the community in its commitment to building a more relational and accessible institution.”

The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. OTF awarded more than $120 million to some 700 projects last year to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario.

Image Credit: Sid Sharp, The Swimmer, 2017

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Spring Exhibitions Opening Reception
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00
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Spring Exhibitions Opening Reception

FREE | Barrier-Free Space | All Gender Washroom | Refreshments Provided

The AGM is delighted to present three new exhibitions.

Please join us in celebration and the opening reception on Thursday, March 28, 6-9. Remarks: 7pm.

Coming from Toronto and need a ride? Get on our FREE SHUTTLE BUS from Artscape Youngplace (180 Shaw Street, Toronto) departing at 6 PM. Bus leaves the AGM at 8:30 PM for return trip to Toronto.

Image Credit: Aylan Couchie, it beats inside all who speak for those who can’t (detail), mixed

media, 2014.

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Unconference | In the Queer Circle
Mar
14
6:30 PM18:30

Unconference | In the Queer Circle

Speaker: Curator, Suzanne Carte

Suzanne Carte is an award-winning curator and art critic and has curated exhibitions in public spaces, artist-run centres, and commercial and public art galleries. Her collaborative work examines what it means to be an activist and how to communicate to an audience and/or opposition with new strategies, queer strategies.

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Community Conversation #5: On the Queer Wall
Mar
7
6:30 PM18:30

Community Conversation #5: On the Queer Wall

Speaker: 10x10 Curator, James Fowler

Join us at the Art Gallery of Mississauga as artist and curator James Fowler shares his 10X10 Photography Project where each year, ten queer and trans photographers are selected to take portraits of ten queer and trans people whom they wish to celebrate for their contributions to the arts. 

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Art Crit
Mar
2
2:00 PM14:00

Art Crit

Art Crit at the AGM forum for artists to put forth a body of work that is in development, for critique and discussion by peers and art community members. There is no fee to participate.

Due to time and space constraints, a maximum of 6 artists will be selected to participate. Participating artists are responsible for the transport of their work to the gallery, and must arrive at 12 PM. The Crit will begin promptly at 2PM, with each artist given 10 minutes to present their work, followed by 10 minutes of discussion.

Artists interested in having their work critiqued, please submit a digital submission (guidelines below) by February 26th. Members of the arts community (artists, curators, educators, students, critics) interested in contributing to the discussion, please contact agm.connect@mississauga.ca

Guidelines for submission

Only digital submissions will be accepted. Please email to agm.connect@mississauga.ca with the subject line “AGM Art Crit”. Submissions must include an artist statement, relating to the submitted series of works.

Submissions are due by 5 pm Tuesday February 26th. Selected artists will be notified by Friday February 28th.

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Fay and Fluffy's Storytime at AGM Tot Spot!
Sep
21
10:30 AM10:30

Fay and Fluffy's Storytime at AGM Tot Spot!

We are sooooo very excited for our next AGM Tot Spot! Join us on Friday, September 21 from 10:30 - 11:30 am for lotsa laughs through storytelling with our very special guests.

Drag stars Fay Slift + Fluffy Soufflé invite you and the kids in your life to a special event with books and fun! Fay & Fluffy's Storytime is great for kids and adults of all ages.

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border crossings: a community engagement lab Workshops
Sep
8
to Oct 24

border crossings: a community engagement lab Workshops

Come share your stories and experiences with crossing borders. Use words and story prompts to explore what is a border? What does a "border crossing" mean? Why do we need borders? When does a border become a border? Participants will imagine, and express their differing and intersecting border crossing stories. No previous experience required.

Workshops:

South Common Library: Sat, Sept 8; 2-3:30 pm
Central Library, Ground FL: Thu, Sept 13; 6:30-8 pm
Central Library, Ground FL: Sat, Sept 22; 11 am-12:30 pm
Port Credit Library: Thu, Oct 11; 6:30-8 pm
Sheridan Library: Wed, Oct 24; 10-11 am

 

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