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Above: Lisa Hirmer, Last Supper in the Seed Vault, (detail), 2018, photograph. Image courtesy of the artist.

In Case of Emergency

June 28 – August 26, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 28, 6 - 9 PM

Join us for the opening reception of our Summer Exhibitions!
All are welcome! Refreshments provided. The Art Gallery of Mississauga is a barrier - free space with an all gender washroom.

Chief Stacey LaForme will open the exhibition with a prayer and a poem honouring our waterways at 6:45 PM. Performance by Percussionist and Composer Germaine Liu at 7 PM.

FREE shuttle bus from Artscape Youngplace (180 Shaw Street, Toronto) departing at 6 PM. Bus leaves the AGM at 8:30 PM for return trip to Toronto. RSVP on Eventbrite!

Artist Talk: Friday, July 20, 6 PM

Emergencies are commonly understood as sudden events that disrupt lives, spaces, habits, systems, something to prepare for or insure against. But in what feels like a precarious moment in history, there are many circumstances – climate change, social inequality - that may be considered emergencies, acting on larger scales or slower timelines. Artist Lisa Hirmer looks at the idea of emergency and our relationship to it as future event. How does the process of preparing for emergencies act in the present? How can it cause us to rethink priorities and reconsider relationships? How do our understandings of and responses to emergencies change our communities, societies and the world? Visitors are invited to think on and contribute their own perspectives on emergency in this interactive exhibition.

Passion! Protest! Posters! | Sunday, July 1, 12 – 6 PM

Join us for a poster making workshop on Princess Royal Drive between the Civic Centre and Living Arts Centre as part of the City of Mississauga’ Canada Day programming! In this artist led workshop participants will make posters to create awareness and spark activism around important issues in their community. Presented in conjunction with the Art Gallery of Mississauga’s exhibition In Case of Emergency and in partnership with Mississauga Celebration Square.

Urban Gardening and Food Security Workshop | Sunday, July 15, 1 – 3 PM

Join the AGM for a hands-on workshop lead by Ecosource. Participants will learn about how to start an urban garden, the importance of food security and sustainability, and will get to transplant and take home their own seedling while starting a garden in the gallery!

Shelter In Place: Film Screening and “Sleepover” | Thursday, July 19, 6 – 10 PM

Bring your slippers, pillows and blankets to the AGM for a screening of the documentary This Changes Everything and share your thoughts on climate change.

Mending the Past | Thursday, August 2, 6 – 8 PM

Textile artist Carolanne Graham leads a workshop on visible mending. Bring that favourite pair of jeans that have a hole in them, learn how to beautifully repair them, and join a conversation on sustainability, recycling, and the value of essential skills like sewing!

Above: Miranda Sharp, border crossings, (detail), 2018, Courtesy of the artist. Jasmine Noseworthy Persaud, wish, (detail), 2016, digital illustration. Courtesy of the artist. Harmeet Rehal, khaar (detail), 2017, digital still. Courtesy of the artist.

border crossings: travelling along the in between

June 28 – August 26, 2018

Participate in an interactive, evolving gallery. For seven weeks, visitors and community members are invited to join us as we travel down the river of stories. The waters contain the wisdom of the ages and the power of timeless tales.

Through artist-led workshops, we will explore and express our differing and intersecting border crossing stories. Animated by workshops facilitated by the AGM's Community Activator Sharada Eswar and artists Sonja Rainey and Miranda Sharp, border crossings: travelling along the in between, is a space for sharing our stories, forging connections and understanding each other better across cultures and generations.

Mark your calendars to take part in a workshop for border crossings: travelling along the in between.

Workshops will take place on the following Saturdays, 1 – 3 PM: June 30, July 7, 21, 28, and August 4. Free to all. No experience required and all art supplies will be provided. Registration required. Full workshop details coming soon!

Closing Celebration: Saturday, August 25, 1 PM

Jasmine Noseworthy Persaud | Harmeet Rehal
XIT-RM Project Space

June 28 – August 26, 2018

Artists Talk: Saturday July 14, 1 PM

UNRULY is a conversation between two local queer and trans artists of colour, a creative intervention that contends with the (dis)embodied ways of moving through home, space, belonging, community, binaries and boundaries. Jasmine Noseworthy Persaud and Harmeet Rehal’s bodies of work coalesce in the XIT-RM, inviting the visitor to see, feel, experience and question.

Please check for the latest information on events and programming.

The Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) is a public, not-for-profit, contemporary art gallery located in the Mississauga Civic Centre, right on Celebration Square and across from Square One Shopping Centre. The AGM is generously supported by the City of Mississauga, the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, private donors and its members.

First. New. Next.
The AGM provides platforms for exhibitions, collections and experimentation in contemporary culture with a recent focus on artists and cultural producers from Indigenous, newcomer and youth communities. Through a broad range of educational programs, artist projects and other forms of critical dialogue, the AGM seeks to transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries, foster community, and provide spaces where alternative modes of thought are supported and activated in tangible ways.

The AGM is proud to admit people free of charge, serve communities, and provide positive visual art experiences for all visitors.


Art Gallery of Mississauga
300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON, L5B 3C1
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