Let’s Talk Art Workshop Series

Neighbourhood Arts Network and RBC Foundation present a free 3-part workshop series showcasing inspiring artists, vibrant spaces, and valuable information to help artists make new connections, increase their capacity and learn more about the arts in Toronto.

Let's Talk Art - Origami


Artist Residencies
May 8, 2018 @ 6-9PM
Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island

Ferry tickets provided. Meet at Jack Layton Ferry Terminal between 4:45-5:10PM

Departure is at 5:15PM from the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal 
9 Queens Quay W. (at the foot of Bay St and Queen's Quay, just west of the Westin Harbour Castle hotel).

Please note there is a 15min. walk from dock at Centre Island to Artscape Gibraltar Point. Shuttle service is available upon request. Please contact seemi@torontoarts.org.

(Please note that ferry leaves every hour, click here to see full schedule)


A conversation on how, when and why you should think about applying to artist residencies. Featuring special guests:

Peter Kingstone, Toronto Arts Council
Peter Kingstone is a Toronto-based visual artist and curator, working primarily in video and photography. As an independent artist, Peter’s installation pieces have been shown across Canada and internationally, and he was awarded the Untitled Artist Award in 2005 for his installation The Strange Case of peter K. (1974-2004). Peter holds a degree in Philosophy/Cultural Studies from Trent University in Peterborough and a Masters of Fine Art focussing on video and new media from York University in Toronto. Peter has presented at many conferences on the ideas around storytelling and social engagement. Peter started in September 2012 as the Acting Visual/Media Arts Officer at Toronto Arts Council.

Andrew Lochhead, Residency & Program Coordinator at Artscape Gibraltar Point

Lamis Haggag, Visual Artist
Lamis Haggag is a Toronto-based visual artist. She received an MFA from the University of Calgary, Canada in 2013 and a BFA from the faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University, Egypt in 2008. Her practice involves a variety of investigations of the psychological effect of habitual confinement on a human being. Her work is a critique of social restraints. She works with a variety of mediums such as painting, installation, interactive installation, performance and public intervention, in a process of de-territorialization and re-territorialization. Haggag addresses the notion of territorialization by means of the body and the frame, demarcating a certain space, thus, de-mobilizing the movement between the outer public and the inner psychological. Since 2006 Haggag has participated in exhibitions and events in Cairo, Calgary, Beijing, Dakar, Berlin and Lagos.

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Venue partner: Artscape Gibraltar Point





The Role of Artist Run Centres and Arts Collectives in Toronto
May 15, 2018 @ 6-9PM

Meet at XSpace Cultural Centre - 303 Lansdowne Ave Unit 2

A tour of 3 artist run centres and artist collectives in the Bloor-Lansdowne Art Corridor.
Xpace Cultural Centre: 6-6:45PM
303 Lansdowne Ave Unit 2

Xpace Cultural Centre is a not-for-profit artist-run centre dedicated to providing emerging and student artists, designers, curators and writers with opportunities to showcase their work in a professional setting. Xpace is committed to maintaining an anti-oppressive, queer positive environment, welcoming marginalized, racialized and indigenous folks.

Gallery TPW: 7-7:45PM
170 St. Helens Ave.

Gallery TPW is a not-for-profit, artist-run centre dedicated to the presentation and critical investigation of contemporary still and time-based images, exploring the exchange between photography, film and video. Through a diverse program of exhibitions, screenings, performance, new critical writing and unique public programs, TPW is distinctive in expanding an awareness of the vital role that images play in contemporary culture. Committed to the development of a critical visual literacy, TPW programs have a strong investment in the creative potential of pedagogy.

Akin Collective: 8-8:45PM
87 Wade Ave.

All times are estimate and subject to change. 

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Curatorial Process: An Exclusive Look inside the RBC Corporate Art Collection
May 24, 2018 @ 5-8PM (Doors open at 4:30PM)
RBC Curatorial Dept. 200 Bay Street, South Tower, 14th Floor

Tour led by Corrie Jackson, RBC Senior Curator with guest curators:

Alyssa Fearon
A curator, educator, and an arts manager. She is currently curating the inaugural Scarborough exhibition zone for Nuit Blanche 2018 (City of Toronto), and is developing a residency program for young artists at the Scarborough Museum.

Alyssa has organized a range of public programming and curatorial projects, from large-scale performances by international artists to community-based artist residencies. Alyssa works at the Art Gallery of Ontario in marketing, while pursuing an independent creative practice.

Tak Pham
A Vietnamese new media curator, art critic and architectural historian based in Toronto. Pham’s curatorial approach concerns with spatial experience inside exhibition settings. Pham’s research examines contemporary consequences of modern architectural movements, and how contemporary art can ameliorate urban circumstances by actively looking for adaptive-reuse spaces to investigate and re-imagine its possibilities using through a diverse set of technology and techniques. 

Pham has curated exhibitions, art projects, and public programming at OCAD University, Montgomery’s Inn, Art Toronto 2015, Y+ Contemporary, Riverdale Gallery, Xpace Cultural Centre, and Nuit Blanche 2017. Pham has written for espace art actuel, The Senses and Society, Bay St. Bull Magazine, 8eleven gallery, and Xpace Cultural Centre.


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If you have any questions about the program please contact ines(at)torontoarts(dot).org