ARTbus: Exhibition Tour


ARTbus: Exhibition Tour

    Sunday 6 October 2019, 12:00 pm–5:00 pm

Pick-up and drop-off at Gallery TPW
$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 Gallery TPW, the Small Arms Inspection Building and Oakville Galleries.

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

Registration closed.

Gallery TPW

Our fall ARTbus begins at Gallery TPW with a tour of School for the Movement of the Technicolo(u)r People, a large-scale artist exchange, exhibition, and public school platform. The project was created through the artistic direction of Los Angeles-based dance artist taisha paggett in collaboration with visual artists Ashley Hunt, Kim Zumpfe, and WXPT Toronto, a temporary dance company that features Ella Cooper, Rodney Diverlus, Bishara Elmi, Aisha Sasha John, Ashley Perez, and Danielle Smith. Convened in memory of the segregation-era CB Dansby High School for Black youth in East Texas, the School builds a site/home and experimental curriculum that responds to the limited positioning of Black and queer movers in the worlds of dance, visual art, and beyond.

Small Arms Inspection Building

Next, the ARTbus will visit the Toronto Biennial of Art at the Small Arms Inspection Building. The Toronto Biennial of Art is a new international contemporary visual arts event as culturally connected and diverse as the city itself. Mississauga's Small Arms Inspection Building, originally a large munitions plant, is one of 14 Biennial sites on or near Toronto's waterfront. Shaped by the multi-layered history of the city's ever-changing shoreline—historically a site of migration, colonization, and commerce, and home today to relics of heavy industry and new real estate developments—the artworks and programs offered at Small Arms engage with the lake's ecosystems and respond to the Biennial's central question: “What does it mean to be in relation?"

Oakville Galleries

Next, at Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square, the ARTbus will visit the opening of Georgia Dickie: Agouti Sky. The installations of the Toronto-based artist are composed from an ever-growing collection of found objects that she accrues in her studio. With Agouti Sky, Dickie transforms Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square into a landscape of sorts, made up of the bric-a-brac refuse of a society built to consume and discard.

Lastly at Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens, participants will visit the opening of Laurie Kang: Beolle. Kang brings together research in fields such as biology, feminist theory and science fiction with reflections on her own history. For this, her first solo museum project, the Toronto-based artist creates a new site-specific installation that responds to the architecture of Gairloch Gardens.



12:00 pm: Gallery TPW. Visit School for the Movement of the Technicolo(u)r People.

1:30 pm: Small Arms Inspection Building. Visit Toronto Biennial of Art at Small Arms.

2:45 pm: Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square. Visit opening of Georgia Dickie: Agouti Sky.

3:30 pm: Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens. Opening of Laurie Kang: Beolle, with refreshments.

5:00 pm: Drop-off at Gallery TPW.


Gallery TPW
170 St. Helens Avenue, Toronto

Small Arms Inspection Building
1352 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga

Toronto Biennial of Art
September 21—December 1, 2019

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): Ashley Hunt, taisha paggett and Kim Zumpfe with WXPT, Demonstration Score #49 (ensemble) (detail), 2019. Courtesy of the artists; Judy Chicago, Purple Atmosphere (detail), 2018. © Judy Chicago/Artist Rights Society, NY. Photo courtesy of Through the Flower Archives. Courtesy of the artist, Salon 94, New York and Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco; Georgia Dickie, Occupied Couch (detail), 2019. Courtesy of the artist; Laurie Kang, Unbodied II (detail), 2019. Courtesy of the artist.