Image credit: Chloe Lum & Yannick Desranleau, installation documentation of What Do Stones Smell Like in the Forest? at Gallery TPW, 2019
Gallery TPW is the only organization of its scale in the GTA committed to supporting underrepresented artistic and curatorial practices that push the boundaries of lens-based work. This distinct focus makes Gallery TPW standout within the wider arts ecology.
Our diverse roster of exhibitions, screenings, performances, commissioned writing, and public programs have expanded awareness of the vital role that images play in contemporary culture. Through several locations and across our over 40-year history, Gallery TPW has helped launch the careers of significant Canadian artists, writers and curators, and has developed a national reputation and international community through collaboration with fellow artist-run centres, public galleries, educational institutions, and festivals.
Operating as a media-focused institution has allowed Gallery TPW to focus in on specific issues, conversations and artistic practices in order to deepen our engagement with various publics and communities and to bring artists and audiences together in truly unique ways.
Gallery TPW supports artists and audiences through three main pillars:
We support artists through EXHIBITIONS, often enabling the production of new bodies of work. From our early role as an advocate for photography as an artistic form to our current interest in how artists are working across lens-based media, we support generative, exploratory art practices, believing that the gallery space is a key forum for public engagement.
Through EVENTS we examine the role of images within wider social and political contexts, while holding space for urgent conversations that respond to the world around us.
EDUCATION is the third pillar of our focus. Through commissioned texts, school tours, and many more activities we take seriously our role in building greater visual literacy.
How you can help:
Gallery TPW needs your help to continue to grow and thrive. Your donation has an immediate impact at Gallery TPW, directly allowing us to support artists and to continue contributing to a dynamic arts community more broadly. Each and every donation meaningfully extends our work and charitable mandate.
Donations can also be made over the phone at 416.645.1066 or mailed to the gallery. Please note that cheques must be made out to: Toronto Photographers Workshop.
Registered Name: TORONTO PHOTOGRAPHERS WORKSHOP
Charitable Number: 119267235RR0001