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DMG regularly offers education & outreach programming to enhance and provide further interpretation of our exhibition content; provide opportunity for community engagement; and create space for critical dialogue on diverse topics.

Everyone is welcome! All programming is free and take place in the gallery (unless otherwise noted.)


Tuesday, January 23
Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Lyla Rye
1 - 2 pm
BV340, Bladen Wing, University of Toronto Scarborough
Co-presented by the DMG & Department of Arts, Culture & Media
RSVP: vat-lylarye.eventbrite.ca

Lyla Rye is a Toronto-based artist with a background in architecture. She works in installation, sculpture, video and photography to explore and create encounters with architectual space that envelop the viewer.


Wednesday, January 24
Earthlings Catalogue Launch
6 - 8 pm
shopAGO at the Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas Street West)
Organized by Esker Foundation in partnership with the Doris McCarthy Gallery

Join us to celebrate the launch of the beautiful Earthlings publication, with artists Pierre Aupilardjuk and Shary Boyle in attendance! Elegantly designed in large-format with over eighty colour illustrations, the publication includes texts in Inuktitut, French and English by Shary Boyle, Heather Igloliorte, Naomi Potter, and Shauna Thompson and is co-published by Esker Foundation, Doris McCarthy Gallery, Galerie de l’UQAM, and Nanaimo Art Gallery.

Presented in conjunction with Earthlings


Saturday, January 27
Exhibition Tour by Pierre Aupilardjuk
12 - 12:30 pm
Free shuttle bus departs OCAD U (100 McCaul Street) at 11 am, first come, first served

We’re marking the last day of Earthlings with a casual exhibition tour by Pierre Aupilardjuk — he will speak to his work and the collaborative process that runs through so much of the exhibition. Get on the bus and don’t miss this remarkable show!

Presented in conjunction with Earthlings


January 13 & January 27/28
Ceramics Barrel Firing Workshop with Pierre Aupilardjuk & Shary Boyle

U of T Scarborough & Fool's Paradise
$250 including materials, shuttle bus & food ($150 for U of T Scarborough students)
Space is limited, spots were assigned by lottery on Friday, December 22 and the workshop is now full. To be added to the waitlist, see: barrel-firing-workshop.eventbrite.ca

In this incredible hands-on, three-day workshop, participants will have the opportunity to create a ceramic sculpture and finish it by barrel firing — a process where ceramic pieces are coloured and marked by smoke — under the instruction of artists Pierre Aupilardjuk (Rankin Inlet) and Shary Boyle (Toronto). All materials will be provided. Participants must be over the age of 16.

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DAY 1
Saturday, January 13, 10 am - 4 pm
AA304, Arts & Administration Building
University of Toronto Scarborough (1265 Military Trail)

Return shuttle bus provided from St. George station

Participants will work with artist Shary Boyle in the studio to create a simple ceramic sculpture. All materials will be supplied. The day includes lunch and an exhibition tour of Earthlings at the Doris McCarthy Gallery: www.utsc.utoronto.ca/dmg/html/exhibitions/earthlings.html.

DAY 2
Saturday, January 27, 3 - 7 pm
Fool’s Paradise (1 Meadowcliffe Drive)

Return shuttle bus provided from St. George station

Atop the Scarborough Bluffs, on the property at Fool’s Paradise — the former home and studio of Doris McCarthy, now an artist residency run by Ontario Heritage Trust — participants will learn the basics of barrel firing with Aupilardjuk and Boyle, packing the barrel with the ceramics and beginning the burning process. The day will wrap up with dinner (inside!)

DAY 3 (optional)
Sunday, January 28, 10 am - 12 pm
Fool’s Paradise (1 Meadowcliffe Drive)

Interested participants are welcome to join artists at Fool’s Paradise to help unpack the barrel, and pick up their finished work! Those who choose not to attend this third day can pick up their work at the Doris McCarthy Gallery at a later date.

Presented in conjunction with Earthlings


Saturday, February 10
The Slave's Lament Opening Reception
2 - 5 pm
Exhibition tour by Graham Fagen & Louise Déry 3 pm
Free shuttle bus departs OCAD U (100 McCaul St) at 1:30 pm, first come, first served

We are celebrating the opening of Graham Fagen's solo exhibition The Slave's Lament with a public reception and casual exhibition walkthrough with the artist and curator Louise Déry (Directrice, Galerie de l'UQAM).


Monday, February 12
Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Graham Fagen
1 - 2 pm
AA304, Arts & Adminstration Building, University of Toronto Scarborough
Co-presented by the DMG & Department of Arts, Culture & Media
RSVP: vat-grahamfagen.eventbrite.ca

Graham Fagen is one of the most influential artists working in Scotland today. His work mixes media and crosses continents, combining video, performance, photography and sculpture with text, live music and plants.

Presented in conjunction with The Slave's Lament


Tuesday, February 27
Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Erika DeFreitas
1 - 2 pm
AA303, Arts & Adminstration Building, University of Toronto Scarborough
Co-presented by the DMG & Department of Arts, Culture & Media
RSVP: vat-erikadefreitas.eventbrite.ca

Erika DeFreitas is a Scarborough-based multidisciplinary artist. Placing an emphasis on process, gesture and documentation, she explores the influence of language, loss and post-memory formations of identity, with the use of textile-based works and actions.


Sunday, March 4
Contemporary Art Bus Tour
12 - 5 pm
Space limited, registration required: march-art-bus.eventbrite.ca

Tour starts at Koffler Gallery (180 Shaw Street) at 12 noon and departs for Art Gallery of Mississauga, Art Gallery of York University and Doris McCarthy Gallery. Guided tours or artist/curator talks will be offered at each venue.

Presented in conjunction with The Slave's Lament


Tuesday, March 13
Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Jimmy Limit
1 - 2 pm
AA304, Arts & Adminstration Building, University of Toronto Scarborough
Co-presented by the DMG & Department of Arts, Culture & Media
RSVP: vat-jimmylimit.eventbrite.ca

St. Catharines-based artist Jimmy Limit uses photography to explore the tension between image and object. Adopting the language of commercial photography and advertising he creates highly graphic compositions that are both familiar and strangely illegible, causing the viewer to question the motives of the imagery.