Are you a fan of St. Patrick’s Day? Or maybe you’re definitely not into the festivities? Either way, we’ve got you covered.
There are tons of wonderful events and exhibitions going on around Toronto right now. On this beer-charged weekend, we turned to one of our most trusted voices on staff to bring you this more ~balanced~ list of things to see and do in the city.
Lee Petrie is the Gladstone’s Director of Exhibitions. She oversees all of the wonderful works that hang on our walls, and is also a curator for our in-house exhibitions. She’s now just curated her five top picks of must see weekend events in the city for March 15-18.
Artists’ personal reflections on the exile, dispossession, and internment of Japanese Canadians during the 1940s doesn’t make for easy viewing and unfortunately has many contemporary parallels. I’m especially looking forward to seeing Emma Nishimura’s etching-based installation in the context of this show.
Productive Discomfort at Xspace Cultural Centre
This project engaged seven artists to learn rug-hooking and create an “unwelcome mat.” I’m interested in the use traditional craft or “women’s” media in contemporary practice. Check out the feature in Now Magazine!
How to Breathe Forever at Onsite Gallery
Mary Anne Barkhouse’s gorgeous and thought-provoking installations of cast bronze animals in domestic environments pulled me into this exhibition that explores the interconnectedness of the natural world.
St. Paddy’s Day Drag Brunch right here at the Gladstone