CURRENT EXHIBIT

Colours of Your Soul

September 4 – October 31

Anna Azucena’s series, “Colours of Your Soul” is her rendition/interpretation of the Chakras (The 7 circular energy points in the body). With the amount of negativity happening around the world, she wanted to share key knowledge about our bodies and the energy that is overflowing in, through and outside of us.

a.i.Azucena is a Toronto Latina Artist that uses her creativity to spread love through whimsical textured Art, Spiritual Worlds of Sacred Geometry and the Chakras.

As her spirit and mind grows so does the art she creates for others. Her goal has always been to spread positive energy and knowledge using all forms of art she’s learned along her journey.

PAST EXHIBITS

2019

Growing Up KGO
GROWING UP KGO

August 1 – August 30

Growing Up KGO showcases the perspectives of youth growing up in the Kingston-Galloway-Orton Park community through the medium of digital photography. The familiar colours, shapes, landscapes, and subjects will resonate across generations while revealing new contexts through the eyes of artists ages 9 to 16. The exhibition includes works by Akash Thivviyanathan, Ashwin Thivviyanathan, Hevin Abdou, Ibrahim Abdou,  and Mukti Dulal.

Twenty Something
TWENTY SOMETHING

May 25 – July 31

Twenty Something features new works by nine emerging Scarborough artists: Christopher Dela Cruz, Kim Hoang, Rui Hu, Wei Luo, Iori Matsushima, Kachely Peters, Nivedita Sridharan, Caleb Y. Tao and Sabrina Yip. The artists in the exhibit grapple in their lives and in their art with the concerns, pressures, and anxieties confronting their generation.

With piercing clarity and honesty, they regard the flawed world they have inherited. Yet the care with which they construct their artwork, speaks to an elegance that envelops us with beauty and fills us with hope for the future.

The McCanny Annual Spring Show at the Bluffs Gallery
MCCANNY SPRING ART SHOW

May 4–18

The McCanny Annual Spring Show presents visual artworks created by students from McCanny Secondary School’s art program. It recognizes student artists, showcases artwork and celebrates students’ success in getting into their dream University Art programs. The works range from Photography, Acrylic paintings, Sculptures, and videos. This collection of the works depicts the various lives of high school students in Scarborough through colour, subject matter, creative formats and cultures.

BEYOND THE WATERS

December 5 – February 7

Beyond the Waters explored multiple narratives of place-making in Scarborough and the importance of acknowledging the personal impact of the space that one occupies. With a close ear to stories of immigration and environmental ecosystems, this show acted as a collective reflection of the land beneath our feet and the shores beyond the city’s geographical borders.

Ashante Blackwood | The Awakening
THE AWAKENING

February 12 – April 30

The Awakening presents visual artworks created by up-and-coming Scarborough Artist Ashante Blackwood, depicting the various stages that women of colour have, and continue to experience as they learn to overcome and love themselves in a society that has historically prioritized ideals of white beauty. From being broken down to nearly nothing, to building themselves back up, to not only finding their true identity but also learning to love it, this insightful exhibit presents works that tell a story of rebirth – the true Awakening of a melanin goddess.

2018

Love Lives in Scarborough
LOVE LIVES IN SCARBOROUGH

October 1–November 30

Love Lives in Scarborough presented photographic artworks produced by LoveisLoveisLove (LLL) paired with personal narratives submitted by the subjects of the photos, highlighting the diverse experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals living in the Scarborough community.

Portrait Series

LOVE LIVES IN SCARBOROUGH – PORTRAIT SERIES

October 1–November 30

Love Lives in Scarborough also featured two Portrait Series created by up-and-coming Scarborough photographers that looked to further explore the human experience within Scarborough: We Were All Made From Here by Shingruf Chughtai and the Self-Portrait Project by James Ip.

Christine Demore

RECOVERY

August 15–September 14

Recovery was a solo exhibition that featured acrylic pour works by writer and visual artist, Christine Demore.

THE EVOLUTION OF SELF-IDENTITY

May 3–June 28

The Evolution of Self-Identity was a solo exhibition that featured works by Peruvian-born, Toronto-based artist Camila Wong, winner of Scarborough Arts 2017 Canvas Clash competition.

HEALTHY ARTS FOR SENIORS

April 5–27

Healthy Arts for Seniors was a multi-media exhibit that featured photography, poetry, prose, and audio recordings created by 18 Scarborough seniors.

Toronto Mural Archive Exhibit

TORONTO MURAL ARCHIVE EXHIBIT

March 1–30

The Toronto Mural Archive Exhibit was presented by Mural Routes in partnership with Scarborough Arts

2017

No Vacancy - March 10 to 31, 2017

NO VACANCY

March 10–31

In partnership with Myseum of Toronto

An exhibition examining the vibrant history of Kingston Road’s once-bustling motel strip.

"Backstreet Leisure" - Photo by Shango

EAST ANIMATING DEMOCRACY

July 5–August 27

An exhibition of new photographic works by our EAST Animating Democracy youth participants.

2016

iAM GALLERY

September 29–October 9

Presented by JAYU in partnership with Scarborough Arts

An exhibition that explores the vital relationship between arts mentorship and the creation of safe spaces essential to sharing our personal stories.

SPRING FORWARD: 2016 MEMBERS’ EXHIBITION

July 5–August 27

A multi-media exhibit that reflects the Spring season’s images and poetic associations. 

YEARBOOK Exhibition

YEARBOOK

July 5–August 27

In partnership with Myseum of Toronto

A participatory art exhibition that recounts the popular history of Scarborough as seen through diverse intergenerational perspectives of past and present Scarborough residents.

2015

HOLIDAY DREAMS

December 7–January 5

An exhibition celebrating the winter holiday season with the community.

ACCESS/ABILITIES

October 19–November 23

A visual arts exhibit featuring work by six artists of varying abilities.

POETRY CAME IN SEARCH OF ME (CULTURE DAYS)

September 14–October 14

Curated by Anna Nieminen

An exhibit featuring a series of poetry-focused events.

12 x 12

July 15–August 28

An exhibition of visual and literary works that measure 12″ x 12″ or are 12 words and 12 lines.

COME OUT!

June 16–25

A youth-focused exhibition in celebration of Pride Month.

BRIGHT FLIGHT

April 7–28

A series of events featuring a visual-arts exhibition in celebration of the Spring season.

UNSUNG SHEROES

March 9–30

A multi-media exhibit in celebration of International Women’s Day.

COMMEMORATE

February 6–March 4

A series of free and open-to-all events in commemoration of Black History Month.

WORD LENS

January 15–30

An exhibition that demonstrates the power of words through works that use text as either a supplement to the image or as the image itself.



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