Workshop Dates: November 9 & 15–16, 2016 from 2–6pm
Open Studio: November 19, 2016 from 3–5:30pm
Location: Upper Gallery (2nd floor)
The Theatre Centre
1115 Queen Street West
Admission: Free, Drop-in Event - We will be providing tokens and snacks.
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Join Tangled’s artist-in-residence, Gloria Swain, in creating works that represent the best of your sensual side with the Own Your Sexy workshop series. Swain will lead participants to explore a wide range of materials including clay, acrylics, textiles, and more to express what it is that makes you feel unique, confident, and most of all, sexy.
This series of accessible workshops is happening in tandem with This is the Point—a new work from Ahuri Theatre developed in Residency at The Theatre Centre. Created by Tony Diamanti, Liz MacDougall, Karin Randoja, Christina Serra, and Dan Watson, the work explores issues around love, sex, and disability.
Attendant care will be present on all workshop dates. ASL interpretation will be available on November 15, 16, and 19. If you are interested in bringing a group to a workshop or have any other questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is FREE and open to the public. The Theatre Centre is an accessible facility, with barrier-free washrooms and an accessibility lift to facilitate movement between floors. If you are planning a trip to The Theatre Centre and have any questions about accessibility or would like to make any special arrangements, please contact the box office at 416.538.0988 or by email.
About Gloria C. Swain
Gloria Swain is a multidisciplinary artist (painting, photography, poetry, installations) whose work stimulates an understanding of homelessness and mental illness. She holds a Certificate in Community Arts Practice and is a recipient of the York University Robert J. Tiffin Student Leadership Award and the Canadian International Black Women’s 100 Black Women to Watch. She is currently a Masters candidate at York University’s Faculty of Environmental Studies and the 2016 artist in residence at Tangled Art + Disability. Using art to explore mental health and (intergenerational) trauma, her art is an opportunity to share her own stories of mental health and to create dialogue to remove the stigma.
Her exhibition, Mad Room, is showing through December 3, 2016 at Tangled Art Gallery in the iconic 401 Richmond building. This work addresses stigmas surrounding mental health, and she hopes to open conversation and promote effective coping strategies, and self-care, through art. To see more of Swain's work, visit her website
About Tangled Art Gallery
Tangled Art Gallery (TAG) is a unique new exhibition space dedicated to showcasing disability arts and advancing accessible curatorial practices in Toronto’s iconic arts building – 401 Richmond. TAG offers programming throughout the year and is proud to be barrier-free, cost-free, and open to the public. Audiences can expect to engage with art that reshapes understandings of disability, encounter disability artists who invigorate the art world, and interact with inclusive technologies that reimagine how we experience art.
About The Theatre Centre
The Theatre Centre is a nationally recognized live-arts incubator that serves as a research and development hub for the cultural sector. We are a public space, open and accessible to the people of our community, where citizens can imagine, debate, celebrate, protest, unite and be responsible for inventing the future. The Theatre Centre’s mission is to nurture artists, invest in ideas and champion new work and new ways of working. The company fosters a culture of innovation by embracing risk and questioning traditional notions of failure and success.
The Theatre Centre’s Residency Program is at the core of the company’s activity. A structured two-year program provides groups/artists with the necessary space, funding and mentorship to craft ideas still in their infancy into finished products that are both provocative and innovative. Residency facilitates a highly collaborative artistic process that brings together a variety of participants, both artists and non-artists.