Activities and Workshops at the AGM this summer

Meet us on the commons
Art Gallery of Mississauga
July 21 – September 11, 2011
Curated by Elizabeth Underhill
Activities and Workshops during the exhibition:

All Summer:

Draw Near (Rat King Study)

Enjoy contemporary art in one of Mississauga’s recently renovated public spaces! A new two-channel video work by Stacey Sproule will play at various times throughout the summer on the screens in Celebration Square.  The work Draw Near (Rat King Study) is a seductive but eerie performance that raises a critique of homogeneity through depicting the restricted proximity of female bodies.

Tuesday, August 9th, 1-3 pm

Workshop: Flags for Public Space

For youth ages 12-18

For this workshop, participants will collaboratively make a long string of flags and hang it outdoors in a public space. We will make the flags with paper cut-outs from old newspapers, magazines, etc, choosing images that represent who we are. These flags will be collected onto one long string to create bunting, which will then be hung outdoors and documented for the AGM blog.

Wednesday, August 17th (Times TBA)

Dandy Gangs – A Working Class Love Story*

Join us for off-site public performances at two of Mississauga’s most popular teen hangouts, Kariya Park and Square One Shopping Centre, for an exciting new work by Derek Liddington entitled Dandy Gangs – A Working Class Love Story

Thursday, August 18th, 6-8 pm

Panel Discussion – Creating Open Spaces

Three panellists with interests in the arts, suburbs, communities and working with youth will discuss the topic: How do youth create open spaces for play, belonging, and identity, and what roles do resistance, conflict and marginalization play in the creation of the commons?

Tuesday, August 23rd, 1-3 pm

Workshop: Mixtape Mapping*

For youth ages 12-18

In this workshop, participants will collaborate on making a map of Mississauga by locating places of personal significance and mapping them out on a giant piece of paper to illustrate the city’s geography based on memories and experiences of it. Participants will also produce a playlist of songs that correspond to these places using a free internet mixtape playlist maker. The map will be displayed on the AGM’s curved wall, and the playlist will be shared on the AGM’s blog.

Thursday August 25th, 11 am, 2 pm and 5 pm

Sauga 2030 Audio Tour with The Department of Unusual Certainties*                $15 per participant

Get in a car and travel the DoUC’s audio tour of Mississauga with the artists themselves. Sauga 2030 is a look at past and present day events of Mississauga to project a series of fictional audio vignettes that imagine the city’s future and explore its contested sites nineteen years from now.


Thursday, September 1st, 6-8 pm

The Three Tongues: A Skill Swap with The Reachout Committee Youth*

Participants will then take turns teaching each other the new skill they have just learned in a dynamic and playful public exchange of knowledge.

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