Summer Exhibitions Opening Reception and Performance


Art Gallery of Mississauga

300 City Centre Drive 1st Floor
Mississauga, Ontario

Join us for the opening reception of our Summer exhibitions on Thursday, June 28, 6 - 9 PM with a performance by percussionist and composer Germaine Liu at 7 PM. All are welcome!


Lisa Hirmer | In Case of Emergency
June 28 - August 26, 2018

Emergencies are commonly understood as sudden events that disrupt lives, spaces, habits, systems, something to prepare for or insure against. But in what feels like a precarious moment in history, there are many circumstances - climate change, social inequality - that may be considered emergencies, acting on larger scales or slower timelines. Artist Lisa Hirmer looks at the idea of emergency and our relationship to it as future event. How does the process of preparing for emergencies act in the present? How can it cause us to rethink priorities and reconsider relationships? How do our understandings of and responses to emergencies change our communities, societies and the world? Visitors are invited to think on and contribute their own perspectives on emergency in this interactive exhibition.

ARTIST TALK: Saturday, July 21, 1 PM

What are your experiences with emergency events or situations? Come and share with us at our storytelling events!
Stay tuned for dates and more details.


border crossings: travelling along the in between
June 28 - August 26, 2018 

Participate in an interactive, evolving gallery. For seven weeks, visitors and community members are invited to join us as we travel down the river of stories. The waters contain the wisdom of the ages and the power of timeless tales. 

Through artist facilitated workshops, we will explore and express our differing and intersecting border crossing stories. Animated by workshops facilitated by the AGM’s Community Activator Sharada Eswar and artists Sonja Rainey and Miranda Sharp, border crossings: travelling along the in between, is a space for sharing our stories, forging connections and understanding each other better across cultures and generations.

Mark your calendars to take part in a workshop for border crossings: travelling along the in between

Workshops will take place on the following Saturdays, 1 - 3 PM: June 30, July 7, 21, 28, and August 4. Free to all. No experience required and all art supplies will be provided. Registration required. Full workshop details coming soon!


UNRULY: Jasmine Noseworthy Persaud | Harmeet Rehal
June 28 - August 25, 2018 | XIT-RM

UNRULY is a conversation between two local queer and trans artists of colour, a creative intervention that contends with the (dis)embodied ways of moving through home, space, belonging, community, binaries and boundaries. Jasmine Noseworthy Persaud and Harmeet Rehal's bodies of work coalesce in the XIT-RM, inviting the visitor to see, feel, experience and question.

ARTISTS TALK: Saturday, July 14, 1 PM


Images, left to right: Lisa Hirmer, Last Supper in the Seed Vault, (detail), 2018, photograph. Courtesy of the artist; Miranda Sharp, border crossings, (detail), 2018. Courtesy of the artist; Jasmine Noseworthy Persaud, wish, (detail), 2018, digital illustration. Courtesy of the artist.

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