On-campus Artistic Venues

Doris McCarthy Gallery

The Doris McCarthy Gallery, also known as the DMG, is a professional art gallery dedicated to the collection, presentation and dissemination of contemporary art in all media. Showcasing Canadian and international artists they work to further general knowledge and critical perspectives toward contemporary art. Holding annual student exhibitions the gallery gives students a opportunities to work in a professional gallery and present their work in such a space at annual student exhibtions.

Serving as an archive and resource of contemporary art, the DMG works as a place of scholarship offering residencies and workshops that further our understanding, encourage dialogue and teach new skills of contemporary art.

Visit them at: http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~dmg/index.html

Gallery 1265

Founded in 2004, Gallery 1265 is a student-run gallery whose mission is to foster the growth of the arts on the UTSC Campus by providing dedicated exhibition space for the presentation of contemporary art work, in all media. By promoting awareness of the contemporary visual arts on campus and in the community, Gallery 1265 provides new and innovative exhibition opportunities for students.

It is frequently used to complement academic and studio courses, while giving a voice to student artists and a platform for them to exhibit their work in a professional space. By giving students an opportunity to work with the gallery, it also offers valuable experience and insight for what it is like to work at a gallery at different levels of management.

Visit them at: gallery1265.com

Leigha Lee Browne Theatre

The Leigha Lee Browne Theatre is UTSC’s black box theatre, seating up to 110-audience members.  The theatre works to engage the community in performance specifically through student theatrical productions, dance performances, concerts by world-renowned musicians and conversations about arts and culture.

More than just a performance space, it also gives students the opportunity to write, produce and direct plays. Discussions and screenings, presentations, and performances by professional and student choirs, and dance groups showcase the rich diversity of experiences that can be accommodated in the space. The theatre works with academic and theatre courses through performances and workshops, and provides students an opportunity to work behind the scenes.

Visit them at: http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/acm/leigha-lee-browne-theatre