Volunteer with The Work of Wind: Air, Land, Sea

September 14-23, 2018

Southdown Industrial Area
Mississauga, Ontario

Presented by the Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto Mississauga in partnership with the City of Mississauga

Eduardo Navarro, We Who Spin Around You (action documentation), 2016. Photo: Liz Ligon. Work commissioned and produced by The Highline Art, NY.

Volunteer with The Work of Wind: Air, Land, Sea
September 14–23, 2018
Southdown Industrial Area, Mississauga, Ontario

Over the course of ten days, the Southdown Industrial Area in Mississauga will be transformed into a site-specific contemporary art exhibition, with commissioned works by Canadian and international artists. Inviting new ways of experiencing Mississauga, The Work of Wind: Air, Land, Sea is designed to expand perspectives on climate change, environmental crisis, and resilience through artistic practices, cultural inquiry, and community engagement. A contemporary art project of this scale is the first of its kind in Mississauga—held over two weekends, the festival aims to provoke, surprise, and delight viewers by demonstrating that art can be experienced anywhere and everywhere.

Read more about The Work of Wind: Air, Land, Sea


The Blackwood Gallery is currently seeking applications from volunteers with varying levels of experience to assist with the pre-production of artworks, provide information to visitors, animate the works and lead tours, assist with wayfinding and accessibility, ensure visitor safety, and a range of other tasks as required. Volunteer positions include Crossing Guards, Hands-on Volunteers, Information Hub Volunteers, Relief Volunteers, Site Volunteers, Tour Guides, Volunteer Animators, and Volunteer Crew Captains. Training sessions will be held in early September, with the majority of the volunteer activity occurring from September 10-24.


Volunteering with The Work of Wind will be a great opportunity for volunteers to support and become involved with this large-scale public programming, and work with a diverse group of artists, academics, researchers, scientists, and publics. To apply to volunteer for The Work of Wind please complete an online volunteer application.

If you have any questions or need assistance completing the application please contact Michael DiRisio, Curatorial Assistant and Collections Archivist, michael.dirisio@utoronto.ca

Why volunteer?
• Be a part of a major Canadian art event, a first of its kind in Mississauga
• Gain new insights into contemporary art and environmental issues
• Build transferable skills and experience in event production and working with publics
• Receive official recognition for your involvement in the project
• Become part of an incredible team, build new relationships with people dedicated to art and the environment


The Work of Wind: Air, Land, Sea is produced in collaboration with the University of Toronto Mississauga, the City of Mississauga, and K. Verlag.

This is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded in part through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter program. With this $35M investment, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.