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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.)

Wednesday, October 17
Artist Talk by Sanaz Mazinani
1 - 2 pm
AA304, Arts & Adminstration Building, University of Toronto Scarborough 
Part of the Visiting Artist Lecture Series, co-presented by the DMG & Department of Arts, Culture & Media
RSVP recommended to guarantee seat: val-sanazmazinani.eventbrite.ca

Sanaz Mazinani is an artist, curator, and educator based in San Francisco and Toronto who holds degrees from the Ontario College of Art & Design, and Stanford Universities. Working in photography and large-scale installations Mazinani’s research is focused on the study of digital image propagation and its impact on representation and perception.

Saturday, October 20
Jollibee Talk & Lunch with Patrick Cruz
1 - 3 pm
Jollibee Scarborough, 15 William Kitchen Rd
SOLD OUT, to join the waitlist: dmg-jollibee-talk.eventbrite.ca

On location at Jollibee Scarborough, Patrick Cruz will deliver a talk on the cultural significance of the
fast food chain, particularly within the Filipino diaspora -- lunch is provided.

Presented in conjunction with It Can Only Be This Place

Tuesday, October 23
Photo-based Installation: Approaches to Presenting Images
Workshop led by Steven Beckly
10 am - 1 pm
AA304, Arts & Adminstration Building, University of Toronto Scarborough 
SOLD OUT, to join the waitlist: dmg-beckly-workshop.eventbrite.ca

This workshop looks at creative and non-traditional approaches to presenting, framing and installing photographs. Drawing from contemporary photobased practices, Steven Beckly will suggest and demonstrate various strategies that challenge the traditional ways of framing and finishing images for presentation.

Presented in conjunction with It Can Only Be This Place

Tuesday, October 23
Artist Talk by Steven Beckly
1 - 2 pm
AA304, Arts & Adminstration Building, University of Toronto Scarborough 
Part of the Visiting Artist Lecture Series, co-presented by the DMG & Department of Arts, Culture & Media
RSVP recommended to guarantee seat: val-stevenbeckly.eventbrite.ca

Steven Beckly is a Toronto-based artist and photographer. Recent solo exhibitions include Meirenyu at Daniel Faria Gallery (Toronto) and A tender touch can bend the straightest of things at Eastern Edge Gallery (St. John’s). Beckly’s work was also included in the 2017 VICE Photo Show at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montreal. Most recently, Beckly was Artist-in-Residence at the Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence Centre (Scarborough) and the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (Philadelphia). Beckly received his MFA from the University of Guelph.

Presented in conjunction with It Can Only Be This Place

Tuesday, October 30
the stories we tell each other
Workshop led by Hiba Abdallah
1 - 3 pm

Hiba Abdallah will lead a seminar that explores some of Scarborough’s narratives, myths and secrets. Participants are asked to bring a piece of writing to contribute to a public reading of Scarborough-inspired texts, that explore the identity of place, the motifs of memory, storytelling and fiction. The workshop will conclude with a writing exercise where participants will each contribute an open letter as part of Abdallah’s project Dear Scarborough.

Presented in conjunction with It Can Only Be This Place

Tuesday, October 30
Rouge Book Launch
5 - 7 pm
Co-presented with the Department of English

Join us to celebrate the launch of Adrian De Leon's debut poetry collection, Rouge, at U of T Scarborough -- the first full length book to be published by a former U of T Scarborough Creative Writing student. Rouge is a response to the 2012 mass shooting at a block party on Danzig Street, Scarborough. The city’s east end becomes a source of poetic inspiration, and the two intersecting subway lines provide the organizing structure. From west to east, and north to south -- Kipling to McCowan, Finch to Downsview -- the stations on the way inspiring form, voice, and content, meditation, commentary, and geometry. The City is the Poem. Drop by to buy the book, meet the author and celebrate poetry! There will be light snacks and a cash bar.

Thursday, November 8
Artist Talk by Vanessa Dion Fletcher
1 - 2 pm
AA304, Arts & Adminstration Building, University of Toronto Scarborough 
Part of the Visiting Artist Lecture Series, co-presented by the DMG & Department of Arts, Culture & Media
RSVP recommended to guarantee seat: val-vanessadionfletcher.eventbrite.ca

Vanessa Dion Fletcher employs porcupine quills, Wampum belts, and menstrual blood to reveal the complexities of what defines a body physically and culturally. She links these ideas to personal experiences with language, fluency, and understanding. All of these themes are brought together in the context of her Potawatomi and Lenape ancestry, and her learning disability caused by a lack of short-term memory.

Saturday, November 17
Reframing Doris McCarthy: A Symposium on the Life and Work of Doris McCarthy
9 am – 6 pm

Free shuttle bus for registered guests departs OCAD U (100 McCaul St) at 8:30 am to return at 6:30 pm.
SOLD OUT, to join the waitlist: reframing-doris-mccarthy.eventbrite.ca

Keynote by: Erin Silver

Presentations by: Steven Beckly, Jan L. Coates, Dustin Garnet, Nancy Holmes, Meaghan Hyckie, Hussein Janmohamed, Harold Klunder and Catherine Carmichael, Eva Kolcze, Ralph Kolewe, Lou Sheppard, Wendy Wacko, and Lynne Wynick

The Doris McCarthy Gallery presents Reframing Doris McCarthy, a free, one-day, public symposium exploring fresh perspectives on the life and work of Doris McCarthy. The symposium will feature artist talks, poetry readings, academic papers, performances, a book launch, group choreography, participatory choral singing, and moderated discussions. Ranging from long-time friends and colleagues of McCarthy’s, to young artists and producers, the presenters will contribute new interpretations from a broad range of expertise within the fields of contemporary art, music, poetry, filmmaking, and dance that trace the artist’s legacy through spirituality, mythology, and the power of place. This multi-disciplinary symposium will examine McCarthy’s impact on local and artistic communities as a pioneering feminist, innovative artist, and community builder.

Presented in conjunction with The body may be said to think