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Coming in Hot: How Teapot Racing is Gaining Steam

Teapots and robotics collide in Splendid Teapot Racing, a beloved sport of many who embrace Steampunk, an artist-led subculture based on Victorian science-fiction. Like the name suggests, teapots mounted onto remote-controlled chassis compete in this delightful event, and other than a size restriction of 30 centimeters in height and width and 40 centimeters in length, […]

4 days ago

Of Mind and Mud: How Clay is Shaping Up to be the Next Big Mindfulness Trend

Pottery has taken on celebrity status lately, with the fashion world, star Instagram potters, and even mega-celebrities like Brad Pitt embracing ceramics. It isn’t hard to see its allure—in a world that feels increasingly unstable, kneading a slab of clay with your hands is a great way to unplug and connect with the present moment. […]

4 weeks ago

Quick Fire: 5 Questions with soJin Chun

soJin Chun, one of our six Community Arts Space: Art is Change partners, tells us the ways in which art can change the world. Why is it important for public spaces to make room for “art-making”? “Art-making” activates communities through conversation and collaboration. The act of making art within the context of public spaces creates […]

4 weeks ago

Quick Fire: 5 Questions with August Fröhls

The August Fröhls collective (led by artists/curators Aman Sandhu and Swapnaa Tamhane), one of our six Community Arts Space partners, speaks to the importance of art and storytelling. Why is it important for public spaces to make room for “art-making”? It’s important in order to provide accessibility for a wider audience that might be intimidated […]

4 weeks ago

Quick Fire: 5 Questions with Feminist Art Museum

Feminist Art Museum (FAM), one of our six Community Arts Space partners, is led by local curators Xenia Benivolski and Su-Ying Lee, who gave us insight into their project and the power of involving the public in the art-making process. Why is it important for public spaces to make room for “art making”? We like […]

1 month ago

Quick Fire: 5 Questions with Mikiki

Queer video and performance artist Mikiki, one of our six Community Arts Space partners, tells us about the importance of community collaboration in creating meaningful public space in Toronto. Why is it important for public spaces to make room for “art making”? I think public spaces are already sites of art making. There are more […]

2 months ago

Quick Fire: 5 Questions with Waterloo Architecture

Students from Waterloo Architecture, one of our six Community Arts Space partners, shares the importance of community collaboration in creating meaningful public space in Toronto. Why is it important for public spaces to make room for “art making”? Typically, art in public spaces is created solely by trained professionals – architects, designers and artists whose […]

2 months ago

Quick Fire: 5 Questions with artist collective Madeleine Co.

Artist collective Madeleine Co., one of our six Community Arts Space partners, discusses the significance of making space for art making, the potential of art for social change, and what happens when art disappears. Why is it important for public spaces to make room for “art making”? Art must be accessible to the public in […]

2 months ago

Dr. Pierre Karch and Dr. Mariel O’Neill Karch Receive the Gardiner Benefactor Award

The Gardiner was proud to recently announce Dr. Pierre Karch and Dr. Mariel O-Neill Karsh as the recipients of the 2017 Gardiner Benefactor Award. This special annual award recognizes and celebrates patrons who have made outstanding and significant contributions to the Museum.

3 months ago

Quick Fire: 5 Questions with MMFA Curator Erell Hubert

Erell Hubert, Curator of pre-Columbian Art at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, shares the archaeological tool that she can’t live without, and weighs in on how curators can combat the illegal trafficking of antiquities.

4 months ago