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Painted Identities

“Painting and identity politics do not mix easily.” Kenneth Baker


Exhibition Curator: JJ Lee
Exhibiting Artists: Iman Bhatti, Jasmine Cardenas, Angelica Fernandes, Yi-Shuan Lee, Wei Qi, Faryal Shezhad, Zhizi Wang and Michael Veneracion

Exhibition dates: Wednesday Jan 2 to Friday Jan 25, 2019
Opening Reception: Thurs., Jan. 10, 6 to 8 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Saturday January 19th, 1 to 3 pm

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Call For Entry:


20th Anniversary Edition

This year, we are celebrating the 20th edition of this annual juried exhibition showcasing drawings by contemporary Canadian artists. For this exhibition, a drawing is defined as an art form used to either draft ideas that are further developed in other media or to create a finished work of art. This broad definition is intended to open the exhibition to entries reflecting a wide variety of contemporary drawing techniques and practices.

ENTER TODAY VIA OUR ONLINE FORM: Due Monday, January 14, 2019.
The entry fee is $40. This fee covers entry of up to two works per artist, is non-refundable and must be mailed with the entry form or sent via on-line banking .

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April 2019 will be our last exhibition at Macdonald Block.

Help us find our new home.

The Aird Gallery will be vacating the Macdonald Block Complex in Queen’s Park for the next eight years due to reconstruction. We would be glad to see you before we part ways for a while. Like a friendly neighbour, we have been happy to call the Macdonald Block our home for over 30 years. Over those three decades, the Aird has been a community builder: partnering with arts organizations; advancing their objectives and supporting diversity; delighting people who work in the building; and offering a space for rest and reflection during their busy work lives. We need your support more than ever in our search for an interim space, allowing us to continue our mission over the next several years before we return to Macdonald Block.

You can help in several ways. The Aird is one of the remaining few public galleries in Toronto, and we need your support so that the public does not lose another important cultural amenity in our city.

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Upcoming Exhibitions

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