ARTbus: Exhibition Tour


ARTbus: Exhibition Tour

    Sunday 26 January 2020, 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.

This event is generously supported by our Public Programs Partner Chubb.

Registration closed.


Our winter ARTbus begins at the Ryerson Image Centre with the exhibition A Handful of Dust: From the Cosmic to the Domestic guest curated by David Campany. A Handful of Dust features a selection of modern and contemporary images from the last 100 years, focusing on the visual representation of dust in photography, both as an element of the everyday and as poetic allegory. The exhibition touches on a wide range of subjects and demonstrates photography's ability to highlight quotidian details of life through the unlikeliest imagery. A Handful of Dust showcases photographic works by renowned artists Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Walker Evans, Sophie Ristelhueber, Xavier Ribas, Jeff Wall, and many others, alongside anonymous press photographs, postcards, magazine spreads, and films.


Next, the ARTbus will visit Division of Labour curated by Suzanne Carte at the Art Gallery of Burlington. This exhibition brings together artists who address issues of class, race, and labour as they relate to cultural waste. Barter economy systems, critical discourse about community action around consumption, and circuits of solidarity exchange are more present than ever in the daily working lives of artists and cultural producers. Through the work of artists who utilize recycled material in their work, the exhibition illustrates the power and potential of reused material for artistic production. Division of Labour features artists ro Barragan, Patrick Cruz, Atom Cianfarani, Nicolas Fleming, Marlene Jess, Lisa Meecham, Joaquin Wall, Allyson Vieira, and Shellie Zhang.


Next, at Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square, the ARTbus will visit the opening of Shannon Te Ao: Ka mua, ka muri. Exploring our experience of time, history and song, the exhibition consists of a two-channel film and a text installation drawing on original songs developed by Aotearoa New Zealand-based artist Te Ao in collaboration with Kurt Komene (Te Ātiawa, Taranaki Whānui). At the heart of the exhibition is an acknowledgement of the critical importance of language as a vital means to maintain links to indigenous knowledge systems, culture, and identity.

Lastly at Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens, participants will visit the opening of Toronto-based artist Tau Lewis. 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 spiritual resourcefulness that has long been significant to black cultural production. For her exhibition at Oakville Galleries, Lewis re-envisions Gairloch Gardens as a scene from the cosmos, assembling a suite of new works in sculpture and textile to reflect on the possibilities of outer space as a locus of both a black past and a black future.



12:00 pm: Ryerson Image Centre. Visit A Handful of Dust: From the Cosmic to the Domestic .

1:30 pm: Art Gallery of Burlington. Visit Division of Labour .

2:40 pm: Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square. Visit opening of Shannon Te Ao: Ka mua, ka muri.

3:30 pm: Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens. Opening of Tau Lewis, 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): Eva Stenram, Per Pulverem Ad Astra (detail), 2007. Courtesy of the artist, source images courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech; Nicolas Fleming, Le bureau (installation detail), 2019. Courtesy of the artist; Shannon Te Ao, what was or could be today (again) (detail), 2019. Courtesy of the artist, Mossman Gallery and Robert Heald Gallery, Wellington; Tau Lewis, Harmony (installation view), 2019. Courtesy of the artist and Cooper Cole, Toronto.