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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7 Upcoming Events
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  • September 28

    The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery is thrilled to announce an exciting program of events for the Fall 2022 season inspired by the Arctic/Amazon: Networks of Global Indigeneity exhibition, on view from October 1 to December 31, 2022.

    If you are an artist or maker, we invite you to join us for a unique masterclass with artist Sonya Kelliher-Combs, in which you will get an opportunity to ...

  • September 30

    Join us for the public Opening Party of our Fall 2022 exhibition Arctic/Amazon: Networks of Global Indigeneity!

    Be amongst the first to see a constellation of new and past works by artists Pia Arke, Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Couzyn van Heuvelen, Máret Ánne Sara, Uýra, Olinda Reshijabe Silvano, Morzaniel Iramari, Leandro Lima & Gisela Motta, Sheroanawe Hakihiiwe, and Outi P...

  • October 1 - December 31

    Arctic/Amazon: Networks of Global Indigeneity explores the ways in which Indigenous contemporary artists ​and collaborators take on issues of climate change, globalized Indigeneity, and contact zones in and about the Arctic and the Amazon during a time of crisis. The featured artists have their origins or are connected to these places, and their works embody a politics of resistance, resurgence...

  • October 1-2

    Come to The Power Plant on October 1st from 7 PM till 7 AM for a night full of art!

    This year The Power Plant is a part of Toronto’s Nuit Blanche - the all-night celebration of contemporary art! Join us to see our new exhibition Arctic/Amazon: Networks of Global Indigeneity, in a completely new way!

    No sign up required - simply drop by! Admission is free!

  • October 2

    We invite you for an exclusive tour of the exhibition Arctic/Amazon: Networks of Global Indigeneity, done personally by artists Couzyn Van Heuvelen, Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Uýra, and Olinda Silvano, supported by the Curators’ introduction.

    Exhibition Arctic/Amazon: Networks of Global Indigeneity explores the ways in which Indigenous contemporary artists ​and collaborators take on issues of cli...

  • October 3

    Join us for this unique Color Dye Workshop with artist Olinda Silvano!

    Shipibo-konibo artist Olinda Silvano uses geometric Shipibo weaving designs, "kené," to create large works of public art. Kené is an ancient art representing nature and the living culture of the Shipibo-Konibo people of the Amazon basin. “Kené means ‘designs’ and is the name for the geometric patterns that identify my eth...

  • November 6

    Join us for a Sunday Scene with art historian Anna Hudson, who will speak about the exhibition Arctic/Amazon: Networks of Global Indigeneity!

    Anna Hudson (PhD, FRSC) is an art historian, curator, writer and educator specializing in Canadian Art, Curatorial and Indigenous Studies. Formerly Associate Curator of Canadian Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Hudson is now a professor of Art Histor...

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