ARTbus: Exhibition Tour


ARTbus: Exhibition Tour

    Sunday 31 March 2019, 12:00 pm–5:00 pm

Pick-up and drop-off at the Ryerson Image Centre
$10 donation includes transportation to all galleries and afternoon refreshments

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.

Registration closed.

Ryerson Image Centre

Our spring ARTbus begins at the Ryerson Image Centre with a tour of True to the Eyes highlighting more than 200 photographs from the private collection of Howard and Carole Tanenbaum. The exhibition brings together a range of humanistic photographs, from anonymous vernacular imagery to masterworks by photographers such as Southworth & Hawes, William Notman, Ernest J. Bellocq, Brassaï, Lisette Model, Diane Arbus, Mary Ellen Mark, Jim Goldberg, Rafael Goldchain, and Edward Burtynsky.

Art Gallery of Burlington

Next, the ARTbus will visit Ears, Eyes, Voice curated by Dr. Julie Crooks at the Art Gallery of Burlington. This exhibition brings together important visual works by Black Canadian photojournalists Jules Elder, Eddie Grant, Diane Liverpool, Al Peabody, and Jim Russell. Their combined archive reveals a comprehensive and rare record that visually documents over three decades of stories that tell the important history of Toronto's diverse Black communities.

Oakville Galleries

Next, at Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square, the ARTbus will visit the opening of Rebecca Brewer & Rochelle Goldberg: Waves and Waves. Longtime friends and occasional collaborators, New York-based artist Rochelle Goldberg and Vancouver-based artist Rebecca Brewer have been engaged in a dialogue about their respective practices for years. This exhibition emerges from that conversation, with their distinct ideas unfolding materially in a shared space for the first time as both artists explore forms that allude to the relationship between human life and the natural world.

Lastly, at Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens participants will visit the opening of Pio Abad: Splendour. The Manila-born, London-based artist brings together a series of objects and images that draw connections between moments of political and economic upheaval. Lifting its title from an Abi Morgan play, which takes place in the drawing room of an unnamed autocracy on the eve of its collapse, the exhibition imagines Gairloch Gardens as the setting of another scene of political decay.



12:00 pm: Ryerson Image Centre. Visit True to the Eyes.

1:30 pm: Art Gallery of Burlington. Visit Ears, Eyes, Voice.

2:45 pm: Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square. Visit opening of Rebecca Brewer & Rochelle Goldberg: Waves and Waves.

3:30 pm: Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens. Opening of Pio Abad: Splendour, with refreshments.

5:00 pm: Drop-off at Ryerson Image Centre.


Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Art Gallery of Burlington
1333 Lakeshore Road, Burlington

Oakville Galleries
Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square: 120 Navy Street, Oakville
Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens: 1306 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville

Images (clockwise from top left): Mary Ellen Mark, Three Acrobats, Vazquez Brothers Circus, Mexico City, Mexico (detail), 1997 (printed 2005), gelatin silver print © Mary Ellen Mark. The Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Photography Collection; James Russell, Miss Black Ontario Winner, Miss Rexdale, Rhonda Broadbent (detail), 1981, silver gelatin print; Rochelle Goldberg, Pétroleuse (installation detail), 2018. Courtesy of the artist; Pio Abad, Primaverii no. 4 (detail), 2018. Courtesy of the artist.