The Public Gallery
The Public Gallery is a 2m x 3.5m street-facing gallery, featuring art that explores issues of social justice and anti-oppression. We believe that art should be accessible — created and enjoyed by everybody, — and inspire change. The gallery can be viewed anytime from Lansdowne Ave. at Seaforth in Toronto.
Art and Tomatoes by artists Tzazná + Queso highlights and reflects on the Justice for Migrant Workers’ Harvesting Freedom Campaign, organized to mark the 50th year in which migrant farmworkers come to Canada to feed our families and yet have no access to citizenship. Exhibiting as part of this year’s Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts, this fluid intersection of art, design and activism carries a deep intentionality about the artworks and their impact. Check it out in The Public’s window gallery now until May 30th, in addition to their other installations at Steelworkers Hall and Whippersnapper Gallery. Find out more about Mayworks and this year’s program here!
From February 11 to April 4, our gallery will be home to the Annual Black Future Month Exhibition, featuring work from Black Future Month 3017’s collection of artists, exploring the far-off distant future envisioned by Black people. This quantum leap into the future, takes us not only 50 or even 100 years ahead, but 1000 years. The distant date is meant to provide a platform that enables Black people to break from the historic ties of oppression still prominent today.
Common Threads is a collective visioning and participatory installation that explores the intersections between the values that inform our community-based work, the visionary practices that we seek to incorporate in the world, and the art we practice every day.