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SMASH: Nourish

Wed June 26, 2019 8:00 pm


VIP: $250; General: $150
Pack of 10 General tickets: $1250
Free for Young Patron Circle members

SMASH: Nourish is a night of bold artwork, delicious cuisine, refreshing drinks, and invigorating experiences.

Art directed by RBC Senior Curator Corrie Jackson and hosted by the Gardiner Museum Young Patron Circle, SMASH: Nourish brings together leading Canadian contemporary artists for a vibrant party dripping with creativity. Last year sold out so get your tickets early!

VIP admission: 7 – 8 pm
General admission: 8 pm – midnight
Dress: Wear what makes you feel amazing!


This year, we’ll explore and experiment with different forms of nourishment: food and drink, good company and conversation, and of course, art—all of which provide deep and rich sustenance. To nourish is a positive action associated with thoughtfulness, reflection, strength, and support. It can mean caring for self and for others through small habitual examples of nourishment or bold gestures.


SMASH is the Gardiner Museum’s annual art party hosted by the Young Patron Circle. It’s a night when the next generation of arts enthusiasts and cultural philanthropists come together to celebrate the city’s vibrant arts community and see how young Canadian artists are pushing the boundaries of their media.

SMASH Committee

Kulin Matchhar (Chair) / Gen Blouin / Jennifer Franks / Julie Hicks Riches / Azadeh Houshmand / Michael Liebrock / Linley McConnell / Anjli Patel / Jennen Phelan / Penny Soo

Photos from last year’s event

A crowd of partygoers at SMASH 2018 watching a performance by Langston Francis

DJ Dre Ngozi with her laptop and turntables

Crowd of guests at SMASH 2018 with a guest taking a picture on his phone of an installation made up of broken mirror shards

Guests at SMASH 2018 waiting in line at a food station serving fish tacos

Two party guests in front of a digital landscape installation with their backs to the camera

Guests mingling around a floral installation on the terrace at SMASH 2018

Check out the full Facebook album

Presenting Sponsor

RBC Wealth Management logo with yellow, blue, and white shield

Hosted by

Gardiner Museum Young Patron Circle

Catering Partner

Black circle with black writing reading "Food Dudes" in the centre (Food Dudes logo)

Beer Partner

Collective Arts Art + Brewing logo