The Power Plant

The Power Plant

The Power Plant, one of Toronto's most established contemporary art galleries, is located in an actual power plant - one that was in operation for most of the 1900s. It's an iconic structure, widely recognized by its smokestack and exterior facade. Situated amidst the tourist landscape that is Harbourfront , The Power Plant is removed from the more concentrated local arts scenes on West Queen West , Yorkville and the Distillery District but each year artists and gallery supporters flock here for the much anticipated fundraiser and art party that is the Power Ball .

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The Power Plant

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5 Upcoming Events
About the Event
  • November 24

    b.h. Yael is a filmmaker and installation artist. She is a Professor of Integrated Media at OCAD University and currently Chair of Senate. Yael's works deal with the many intersections of identity, and focus on activist initiatives in Palestine/Israel, as well as apocalypse, geopolitical and environmental urgencies. b.h. Yael will discuss Naeem Mohaiemen’s film United Red Army (2011) among othe...

  • November 24

    Vincent Meessen’s video installation Ultramarine at The Power Plant features a spoken word performance by legendary poet Gylan Kain. Spoken word is a performance art that focuses on the words used and how they are pronounced. In this workshop, we will learn how to put together words and rhymes to create poems with guest artist Patrick de Belen. The program will end with an open mic for particip...

  • December 1

    Deanna Bowen is a descendant of the Black Prairie pioneers of Amber Valley and Campsie, Alberta. She uses her family history as a central pivot in her auto-ethnographic interdisciplinary works. Her broader artistic practice examines historical writing and the ways in which artistic and technological advancements impact individual and collective authorship. She has received several awards includ...

  • December 8

    Through the cracks of the floorboards in You Are Everywhere, one of Hajra Waheed’s installations at The Power Plant, we can see twinkling stars. They can be easily missed if you don’t pay close attention. In this workshop we will collectively create a large-scale alternate universe on black paper using paint with tin foil, plastic wrap, tape, and marbles.

    For children ages 7-12 and their adu...

  • December 15

    Dr. Rebecca Neel teaches psychology at the University of Toronto. Her research seeks to understand how our beliefs and prejudices shape who we value, fear, or ignore. Her current work focuses on understanding social invisibility: why are some social groups ignored and treated with indifference? How does the experience of being invisible differ from being seen as a threat to others? Dr. Neel wil...

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