The Daniels Spectrum Hallway Galleries (2,500 square feet) are open to the public and free of charge. You can visit anytime to view our ongoing art exhibitions showcasing the work of artists from Regent Park and beyond. Find the Hallway Galleries on the main floor and on the second floor, throughout the hallways.
July 6, 2017 – August 31, 2017 – 2nd floor
OPENING RECEPTION: July 6, 6:00pm – 10:00pm
The Indigenous Student Association at OCAD University is proud to present Terra Incognita, an exhibition that questions established narratives surrounding Canadian nationalism in light of #Canada150. Terra Incognita features work from a diverse group of emerging artists identifying as Indigenous, People of Color and Settler-Ally working towards establishing a full, respectful and self-conscious future for Indigenous peoples. All 19 artists hail from all across Turtle Island, working in equally diverse mediums including painting, sculpture and new media.
Artists: Alexia Bread Anderson, Amanda Robertson-Hebert, Bernard Leroux, Connor Pion, Fallon Simard, Gabor Bata, Kaiatanoron Dumoulin Bush, Karalyn Reuben, Katsitsanoron Katty Dumoulin Bush, Kaya Dacosta, Lacie Kanerahtahsóhon Burning, Laura St. Amant, Mariah Meawasige, Megan Feheley, Michael Crawford, Oliver Roberts, Simon Shim, Seo Eun Kim, and Ted Hoffie
Terra Incognita is supported by Artrscape, Indigenous Visual Culture and the Indigenous Student Association at OCAD University, and a generous donation from Lindy Green.
For further information, please contact Megan Feheley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Image: Connor Pion, t/s/he/y are Goose Hunting, 2016.
August 25, 2017 – September 10, 2017 – 2nd floor
OPENING RECEPTION: August 26, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
This project empowers teenage Muslim women to initiate dialogue with their parents and educators by providing them with a platform through which they can find their inner voice and express themselves in healthy ways. Through a series of focus groups designed as “safer spaces”, the young Muslim women allowed themselves to share challenging experiences and emotions associated with them, as well as their own techniques and approaches to living a balanced life. The young women were then mentored into turning their experiences into photographic art through a self-documentation process called “Photovoice”.
This project aims to address the need that young Muslim women have a right to access to professionals who share or understand their lived experiences through culture, faith, and/or ethnicity. The young Muslim women were supported by local Muslim women throughout the project; facilitation by Psychotherapist/Chaplain – Abier El-Barbary, and mentorship by photographers – Halima Jama & Sarah Hassanein.
Recognizing that prevention and resiliency are the best cures, this project is a step towards the long term goal of breaking down the stigma of seeking Mental Health services within the Muslim community.
The project is managed by Sakinah Hasib, through The Tessellate Institute, and funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education.
Curator: elle alconcel
elle alconcel is a community arts supporter committed to the diversification of Toronto’s arts and culture scene. As a curator in the community arts gallery arena, she is invested in showcasing the work of local, culturally diverse artists. She champions programs and spaces that are designed to bring an exciting new voice to the arts dialogue in Toronto. Her curatorial projects have included Madiba, a visual arts presentation for the Nelson Mandela Day Celebrations (2013) at Daniels Spectrum and the inaugural exhibition at the new Toronto Arts Council gallery/workspace. elle is the Youth Outreach Coordinator at the Ryerson Image Centre and a member of two steering committees of ArtReach Toronto.
The Hallway Galleries programming at Daniels Spectrum is a unique opportunity for emerging and mid-career curators and artists to present exhibitions from local artists that not only reflect the multifaceted culture of the Regent Park community but also encourage dialogue and celebrate the importance of arts and culture.