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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.)


Thursday, November 23
Ceramics and Other Outliers in Inuit Art
Lecture by Dr. Heather Igloliorte
7 - 8 pm
Co-presented with the Inuit Art Foundation
Space limited, registration required: https://inuit-art-lecture.eventbrite.ca
Free shuttle bus available from OCAD U (100 McCaul St), departing at 5:30 pm

In this free, public lecture Dr. Heather Igloliorte examines the history of modern and contemporary Inuit art by investigating how artistic innovation and interventions have changed and expanded the field of production. Examining works that break from convention from the mid-twentieth century to the present, Igloliorte will discuss the history of Inuit art as one of constant renewal, reexamination, and creativity.

Presented in conjunction with Earthlings


Saturday, December 9
Introductory Ceramics Workshops
9 am - 12 pm & 1 - 4 pm
Cedar Ridge Creative Centre
225 Confederation Drive, Scarborough
Space limited, registration required: https://ceramics-workshop.eventbrite.ca

Two sessions are being offered of this free half-day workshop, held in the professional ceramics studio at Cedar Ridge Creative Centre. Participants will learn basic hand-building techniques and experience the unique qualities of clay. Each participant will create a small sculpture that will be fired and available for pick up at the Doris McCarthy Gallery after the workshop. No experience is required and all materials will be provided. Participants must be over the age of 16 to participate.

The Doris McCarthy Gallery is excited to work with Cedar Ridge Creative Centre to offer this off-site workshop. Run by the City of Toronto, Cedar Ridge Creative Centre is an art centre and gallery located in a historic mansion in one of Scarborough's underserved communities -- Kingston-Galloway/Orton Park. The arts education and engagement opportunities offered by Cedar Ridge enhance the livability and prosperity of the Scarborough community.

Presented in conjunction with Earthlings


Thursday, January 18
Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Shary Boyle
1 - 2 pm
BV340, Bladen Wing, University of Toronto Scarborough
Co-presented by the DMG & Department of Arts, Culture & Media

Shary Boyle works across diverse media, including sculpture, drawing, installation and performance. Collected and exhibited internationally, Boyle represented Canada with her project Music for Silence at the Venice Biennale in 2013. In 2017 her sculptures were featured at South Korea’s Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, and in the Phaidon, UK publication Vitamin C: Clay and Ceramic in Contemporary Art. Boyle’s first public art commission will be installed Spring 2018 on the front grounds of the Gardiner Ceramic Museum in Toronto.

Presented in conjunction with Earthlings