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Three ceramic busts in front of a mirror

Virtual Spotlight Tour: The Dressing Room with Devyani Saltzman

Thu April 07, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Tickets are PWYC, starting at $5.

Join Canadian writer and curator Devyani Saltzman for a virtual discussion on “The Dressing Room”, part of the exhibition Shary Boyle: Outside the Palace of Me.


Devyani Saltzman is a Canadian writer, curator and arts leader with a practice based in multidisciplinary programming at the intersection between art, ideas, and social justice. She was most recently Director of Public Programming at the AGO, working across all disciplines. Saltzman was previously the Director of Literary Arts at the Banff Centre, as well as a founding Curator at Luminato, North America’s preeminent multi arts festival.

She is a published author and her work has appeared in The Globe and Mail, National Post, The Atlantic, and Tehelka, India’s weekly of arts and investigative journalism. She is the Vice Chair of the Writers’ Trust of Canada, and sits on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Association of Art Galleries, SummerWorks Performance Festival, and Nova Dance.


A multi-sensory installation, Shary Boyle: Outside the Palace of Me explores how we see ourselves and each other through drawings, ceramic sculpture, life-sized automatons, two-way mirrors, coin-operated sculpture, and an interactive score.

Reimagining the museum as a collective performance space, Canadian visual artist and performer Shary Boyle mines histories of craft and obsolete technologies to connect our current realities to legacies of the past. Reversing the frame on her uncanny characters and their destabilized audience, she urges viewers to think critically about how we create both ourselves and the world we inhabit. Learn more

Exhibition Partners

Rosamond Ivey

Hal Jackman Foundation

Michelle Koerner

Contributing Sponsors

Partners in Art

The Hon. Linda Frum & Mr. Howard Sokolowski
Rosemary Phelan/The Langar Foundation
Diana Reitberger & Harry Beck
The Michael Young Family Foundation

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