We believe that art is for everyone. Join us this summer from Wednesday - Sunday for FREE Museum admission, hands-on activities, outdoor art displays, studio classes, dining, shopping, and more. Whether you want to explore the indoor galleries or engage with art outdoors, we're here for you. We can't wait to welcome you back to the Gardiner!
We've reopened our doors with a series of new artworks and exhibitions on display, including HEAVY SHINE, part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival; Sheridan Graduate Show: Audax 8, a showcase of work by the next generation of ceramic artists; and Garniture Remix, an installation of vases and vessels from all areas of the collection. There's so much to discover!
We've officially launched hands-on art activities on the plaza - all summer, all outdoors, all free! Join us every Wednesday - Sunday for kids colouring activities, clay bird making workshops, and family days, part of Gardiner Goes Outside. Plan a visit with family or friends and reconnect over clay.
Every object in our permanent collection can be accessed through our eMuseum portal. Learn about individual collecting areas, like Italian Maiolica or Modern and Contemporary Ceramics, or search the full collection by keyword. You'll be amazed by what you discover!
With the Museum closed temporarily, we need your support to continue to offer innovative and engaging exhibitions, programs, and community projects online, as well as plan for the future. Please consider making a donation to help us build community with clay.
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In this live online event hosted by Curator of Programs and Education Nahed Mansour, artist David Constantino Salazar will discuss his community-based project Forever (Bird-Botanicals), which will be presented in the Gardiner’s Exhibition Hall from August 21 – 31.
Kais Padamshi, Interim Public Programming and Partnerships Manager at Workman Arts, will also speak about Workman Arts’ participation in the project and expand on the relationship between art making and mental health.
This project is presented as part of Community Arts Space (CAS), the Gardiner Museum’s incubator for arts-based community projects that build community through clay making.
David Constantino Salazar is a Toronto-based sculptor with a Master of Fine Arts degree from OCAD University. His studio practice is focused on the tradition of hand modeling clay and the fabrication process of casting in bronze, resin, and ceramic. He has exhibited his work in Canada and abroad. Salazar’s public commissions include Carnival, Rio de Janeiro (2012) and the Spadina Museum, Nuit Blanche, Toronto (2015). In 2015, he was commissioned by First Capital Realty Inc. to create two permanent public art sculptures in Georgetown, Ontario. Salazar is currently working on Hogtown, a public art commission that will be installed in Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood.
Kais Padamshi (He/Him) is the interim Public Programming & Partnerships Manager at Workman Arts. He is a Black East African settler living in Toronto and a practicing artist, writer, equity consultant, and yoga instructor. His personal and professional practices are centered on exploring and reclaiming identity or creating a sense of belonging, using visual art, writing, yoga, and reiki as tools of healing. His community work focuses on mental health awareness and advocacy, emphasizing BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) communities through programming creation and art exhibitions.
Workman Arts is a multidisciplinary arts organization that promotes a greater understanding of mental health and addiction issues through creation and presentation. They support artists living with mental health and addiction issues through peer-to-peer arts education, public presentations, and partnerships with the broader arts community.
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