Ride the ARTbus and discover some of the season's best exhibitions in the GTA! Visit the Ryerson Image Centre, the Art Gallery of Burlington and Oakville Galleries.Learn more
Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens
The practice of Toronto-based artist Tau Lewis is anchored in a spiritual imaginary, recuperating feelings, forms and landscapes often rendered unseen. Working primarily with found textiles and foraged objects, Lewis' works take shape through slow, labour-intensive processes such as carving, quilting and scavenging, drawing on a material and psychic resourcefulness that has long been significant to black cultural production.
For Sparkle's Map Home, Lewis harnesses a broad spectrum of seemingly modest materials to conjure a latent ancestral otherworld. Re-envisioning Gairloch Gardens as a scene from the cosmos, Lewis reflects on the possibilities of outer space as a locus of both a black past and a black future, one where that which is unbound—materially, spiritually and otherwise—is given license to take shape anew.
Bring the whole family and enjoy an afternoon of artmaking this Family Day with exhibiting artist Tau Lewis. Following a brief walkthrough of her show, Lewis will lead participants in a hands-on patchwork workshop, using found and foraged fabrics to explore how recycled materials can be readily transformed into terrific artworks.Learn more
Ka mua, ka muri is a new sound and moving image installation by Aotearoa New Zealand-based artist Shannon Te Ao (Ngāti Tūwharetoa) that explores our experience of time, history and song.Learn more