“Burnt Umber" showcases the works of Black Artists Union members, and collectively, addresses the marginalization of Black North American communities, through the unification of Black artists. “Burnt Umber” opens November 15th at the Margin of Eras Gallery, running from November 16th to December 1st.
ARE YOU OK? is the first ever zine project by wordsmiths in the Story Reno Studio project — the zine launches November 8th at the Margin of Eras Gallery (1684 Queen St W) from 7-10pm. “ARE YOU OK?” explores themes of isolation, mental health, addiction, queer identity, self-destruction and self discovery… and the overall feeling of not being ok. Come through for incredible readings, chill vibes, and our open mic.
HABITAT 2019 is a production and performance residency for new-generation artists (15-29 years old) who live and work on the margins in Toronto. We want to work with you to fully create your own HABITAT: an immersive visual and sonic environment that represents not only the origins of your music, but you, as a human being.
Throughout this project you will work closely with Toronto artist Matthew Progress, lead producer of the HABITAT residency program. Local arts professionals will provide support, mentorship, and collaboration in the creation of video and visual art installations — final projects will be performed and exhibited at CUE's Margin of Eras Gallery in 2019.
The MOEG is excited to announce a special performance event for the closing of "..but there are new suns" this Saturday, October 6th at 3pm, featuring a dance performance by ILL NANA/DiverseCity Dance Company co-founder Ravyn Wngz.
Open from October 18th to November 3rd at the MOEG, “Passageways” by Eli Howey depicts the layered experience of embodiment, decorating figures with their surroundings to hint at their abilities and strangeness. The body is emphasized as an energetic mediator; a passageway between tangible and non-tangible spaces, one that can manifests ideas, movements, thoughts, memories and other vibrations.
The MOEG is excited to present the final edition of the Sandbox Sessions—a monthly drop-in for new-generation writers living and working on the margins. Our final edition of Sandbox will feature guest mentor Cherie Dimaline, Canadian Métis author of the 2017 Governor General award-winning novel "The Marrow Thieves".
TERMS AND CONDITIONS is a platform to contemplate the ethics and morals of our digital life, and instigate a visual conversation. The artworks convey individual stories, lived experiences, and present conversations that examine and critique our relationship with information technology. Terms And Conditions opens August 9th 2018 at the Margin of Eras Gallery.
Reclaiming Our Mother Tongues: A Multilingual Poetry Workshop is a three hour poetry workshop open to anyone in Toronto/GTA whose mother tongue is not English. Priority will be given to BIPOC new-generation artists (15-29 years old) who experience social, cultural, and economic marginalization. Especially welcome are women of colour, immigrants, refugees, and second generation Canadians.
The MOEG invites you to join us for “Black Boys Forever”, a solo exhibition by James Yeboah. The second part of his Black Boys series, James seeks examine and reimagine the notion of black male solidarity. “Black Boys Forever” opens June 7th from 6-10pm, and runs from June 7th-23rd, 2018 at the Margin of Eras Gallery.
Exhibiting artist Brianna Roye will be shooting free portraits of people who identify as queer & trans* (non-cis, non-hetero) people of Caribbean descent this Saturday, May 12th, from 12-5pm.
This work will be continuing her series of queer & trans Caribbean peoples that is currently being shown at her solo exhibition "Out Of Many, One People". We invite you to join us: both to experience the show, and to document the experience of existing at these intersecting identities.
"Out of Many, One People" will be open to the public Wed-Fri from 12-7pm, and Saturdays from 12-5pm until May 19th.
The MOEG invites you to join us on Thursday, May 3rd for "Out of Many, One People", a solo photography exhibit by Brianna Roye. An accomplished portrait & event photographer, Roye has captured a series of photos that people who are of Caribbean descent can relate to—and perhaps see themselves in. We invite you to join us for this examination (and celebration) of what it means to be queer & Caribbean.
Join the exhibiting artists and YTB team on Saturday, April 7th for a walking tour + artist/curator talk through Parkdale to each of the featured galleries (FAG, The Public and The MOEG), as well as other locations marked on the maps by Kristina Guison & Tzazná MIranda Leal—whose work is currently featured here at the MOEG!