What better place than Toronto Pearson – where people of all cultures and backgrounds come together – to showcase exhibits of art, design, history, science, popular culture and national history. Our ever-changing exhibits feature works by cultural institutions, organizations, collectors, art groups and even the GTAA.
With special emphasis on local institutions and those from around the province, our partners include:
• Canada's Sports Hall of Fame • CONTACT Photography Festival • Design Exchange • Ontario Crafts Council • Open Studio • Royal Ontario Museum.
The program also includes open calls for the submission of new works for thematic exhibitions.
Every two years, Toronto Pearson International Airport invites artists from the community to submit works for a juried art exhibition. For the 2013 exhibition, artists were given the theme of travel.
Response to the call to the artists was the highest since the Art and Exhibits Program launched in 2006. More than 420 works by 260 artists were submitted for consideration. The panel of three judges, drawn from the local arts community, spent most of a day reviewing the images and selected the works featured here.
One of the most interesting aspects of the review process is seeing the diversity of responses to the theme. None of the works in this exhibition is a simple document of a place. Each artist explores the idea of travel more deeply and encourages us to reflect upon our own ideas about the destination, how we get there and what we bring back with us.
Maura Broadhurst, independent curator, Arts Investment Officer at the Ontario Arts Council
Nicole Collins, artist and instructor at OCAD University
Morris Lum, photographer
Location:Terminal 1, Airspace Gallery.
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In celebration of Meta Mosaic (the 2013 Society of North American Goldsmiths conference) and the Toronto International Jewellery Festival, Canadian Mosaic of Metal features 18 exceptional artists representing the diversity of metalsmithing across Canada. The work is inspired by the geography of Canada, the times in which we live, and the mosaic that is Canadian heritage.
The exhibition includes work from emerging, mid and late career artists, whose inspiration ranges from the personal narrative to exploring political and social issues to redefining and even inventing new techniques. Curated by Aggie Beynon. View brochure.
Location: Terminal 1: U.S. Departures.
How many photographs will you take in your lifetime?
Since the invention of photography almost 200 years ago, people have been fascinated by the power of the camera to capture moments from their lives and images of the world around them. In Canada, we have used photographic equipment and materials made in other parts of the world, added a few of our own, and used a whole range of photographic technologies. A selection of this material history is brought together here. View brochure. The objects in this exhibition are drawn from the personal collections of members of the Photographic Historical Society of Canada (PHSC) (www.phsc.ca).
Location: Malton Airport Gallery, Terminal 1, above Canada Arrivals.