EXHIBITION INSTALLATION AND DESIGN IN THE AGE OF ‘EXPERIENCES’

Published October 7, 2021


Galeries Ontario / Ontario Galleries presented our first fall 2021 online professional development workshop.

EXHIBITION INSTALLATION AND DESIGN IN THE AGE OF ‘EXPERIENCES’

When: October 7, 2021

Time: 10 am – 3pm ET

Public art galleries and museums are no longer just responsible for preserving artworks in a permanent collection. They are now responsible for displaying artwork, supporting artists, and bridging the gap between art and art viewers through meaningful and impactful exhibitions. With advancements in technology and social media, new types of art-making and new audiences are shifting the way public art galleries and museums think about and display art. We live in the era of the ‘experience,’ where gallery visitors seek innovative experiences of engaging with art, including unique environments, public programming, and interactive components. 

Art galleries do not have the resources to spend on exhibition design and rely solely on the curator, artist and installation team to create the exhibition. This workshop will look at new and innovative ways art galleries can display art to create meaningful experiences for visitors. Participants will learn strategies to tell a story, make exhibitions accessible for all, and display unused parts of their collection. 

WORKSHOP TOPICS: 

  • Exhibitions As A Tool for Storytelling 
  • Designing Experience
  • New Ways of Displaying Your Permanent Collection
  • Let’s Get Hands On – Exhibition Design in Real Life
  • Group Q&A:

Moderator:

  • Noa Bronstein, Executive Director at TPW Gallery

Presenters:

  • Loc Dao, Executive Director at DigiBC, Co-Founder of NFB Interactive & CBC Radio 3           
  • Hugh Spencer, President and Senior Consultant at Museum Planners Group, formerly Museum Planning Partners  
  • Tobi Bruce, Director, Exhibitions and Collections & Senior Curator at Art Gallery of Hamilton 
  • Valérie Matteau, Senior Exhibitions Officer at Ryerson Image Centre  
  • Darlene Coward Wight, Curator of Inuit Art at the Winnipeg Art Gallery 
  • Kristina Ljubanovic, Strategy Director at Whitman Emorson
  • Sandy Saad-Smith, Curator at Doris McCarthy Gallery

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

GOG gratefully acknowledges the funding contribution from the Museums Assistance Program, the Department of Canadian Heritage.

ABOUT GOG

Galeries Ontario / Ontario Galleries has over a 50 year history as an arts service organization (ASO) and represents over 270 members—public art galleries, museums, artist-run-centres, and arts organizations. For over 40 years, its annual award program has been defining the standards of excellence for the visual arts in Canada. Through advocacy on issues, policy, legislation to all levels of government, and delivery of innovative and cutting-edge professional development opportunities and network-building, GOG advances, empowers, and strengthens the visual arts sector in Canada.
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