About

About

The Blackwood Gallery is a contemporary art gallery situated on the Mississauga campus of the University of Toronto. The Gallery presents curated exhibitions featuring the work of local, national, and international professional artists. The main space of the Gallery is located in room 140 of the Kaneff Centre on Inner Circle Road. The Blackwood has an additional exhibition space, the e|gallery, on the ground floor of the Communication, Culture, and Information Technology Building (CCT). The Blackwood also programs the Bernie Miller Lightbox on the outside of South Building.    

The Blackwood Gallery presents approximately five exhibitions each year, including off-site exhibitions and graduating students shows. In addition to its exhibition schedule, the Blackwood presents a number of special projects, including publications, public lectures, symposia, and conferences.

The Blackwood Gallery pays artists and collaborators CARFAC fees.

Mandate

The Blackwood Gallery seeks to be a catalyst for current debates, and a laboratory for contemporary artistic and curatorial experiments. Through its activities, it aims to disturb preconceptions, foster discussion, and engage the intellect as well as the senses.

History

Opened in 1969 as the Erindale College Art Gallery—the first public art gallery in the Peel region—the Gallery was renamed in 1992 in honour of Canadian artist David Blackwood who was artist-in-residence at UTM from 1967-1971 (www.davidblackwood.com). The Blackwood family marked the occasion by making a significant gift of art works that remain a cornerstone of the Blackwood’s permanent collection.

Advisory Board

John Armstrong, Sheridan Faculty (Chair)
Art and Art History Program
Sheridan College

Nicole Cohen, UTM Faculty
Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology
University of Toronto Mississauga

Sonja Hidas, Community Representative
Artist, Mississauga

Evonne Levy, DVS Faculty
Department of Visual Studies
University of Toronto at Mississauga

Azadeh Monzavi, Student Representative
Art and Art History Program
UTM/Sheridan College

Louise Noguchi, Sheridan Faculty
Art and Art History Program
Sheridan College

David Poolman, Sheridan Faculty
Art and Art History Program
Sheridan College

Tazeen Qayyum, Community Representative
Artist, Oakville

Michael Spaziani, Community Representative
Architect, Mississauga

Brian Price, DVS Faculty
Department of Visual Studies, Cinema Studies
University of Toronto Mississauga

Triveni Srikaran, Student Representative
Art and Art History Program
UTM/Sheridan College

Alison Syme, DVS Faculty
Chair, Department of Visual Studies
University of Toronto Mississauga

Indu Vashist, Community Representative
Executive Director, SAVAC: South Asian Visual Arts Centre, Toronto

Jay Wilson, Sheridan Faculty
Art and Art History Program
Sheridan College

Floor Plans
Acknowledgements

Generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Department of Visual Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga.

The Blackwood Gallery Work-Study Program is funded in part by the Dean's Office of the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Funding for additional staff support made possible through the Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations program, Department of Canadian Heritage. The Canadian Museums Association administers the museum component of the YCW program on behalf of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Images
Photos by Blackwood Gallery