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ArtWORK: A Survey of Jobs in Toronto’s Fine Art Community

Hart House Art Committee

Saturday, 16 March 2013 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

ArtWORK: A Survey of Jobs in Toronto’s Fine Art...

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Type End Quantity
Panel 1 ( 1:00 - 2:05 pm)
Sophie Hackett, Kathleen McLean, Francesco Corsaro
Ended Free  
Panel 2 ( 2:20- 3:10 pm)
Barbara Edwards, David Silcox, Robyn McCallum
Ended Free  
Panel 3 (3:25- 4:15 pm)
Eric Glavin, Susan Maltby, Pamila Matharu
Ended Free  

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Curated by students, ArtWORK is a symposium aimed at raising awareness amongst fellow art undergraduates of the vast professional possibilities available within Toronto’s artistic community, post-graduation.


Nine speakers, carefully selected from Toronto’s leading fine art professionals, will present on their work in the field. There will be a Q&A period, inclusive at the end of each conversation, during which the audience may direction questions to individual speakers or the panel as a whole. Each panel will last for an hour, after which there will be a 15 minute break. 
Refreshments will be provided during this time.

If interested, please RSVP above. Registration is available by panel for those unable to attend the entire four hours of the symposium.


Our speakers have been chosen from an array of professional positions and are as follows:

Panel 1

Sophie Hackett is the Assistant Curator of Photography at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Her responsibilities include, but are not limited  to, working with the the photograph collection at the AGO,  orchestrating exhibitions, and jurying the Grange Prize. She has also contributed to several Canadian art magazines and international  
journals, as well as curated exhibitions independently.

Kathleen McLean is the Program Assistant for Education and Public Programs at the AGO, where she facilitates cultural programs for the public. She is also a board member at C Magazine and previously acted as the assistant curator at the Art Gallery of York University. 

Francesco Corsaro specializes in coporate art programs. He is the Senior Development Officer of Foundation & Corporate Programs at the Canadian Opera Company. Before that, he was Vice President and Co-Founder of Festival X Ottawa Photography Festival, and held senior positions in numerous professional art institutes including the Bytown Museum, the IPO Gallery, the Ottawa School of Speech and Drama and the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. 

Panel 2 

Barbara Edwards is the Founder & Director of Barbara Edwards Contemporary, Toronto & Calgary. Representing Canadian and international artists since the establishment of Barbara Edwards Contemporary in 2009, Barbara Edwards was the Director of Sable-Castelli Gallery in Yorkville for over a decade. Prior to working at Sable-Castelli, she had curatorial experience in art institutions such as The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto. Edwards holds a MA in Art History.

David Silcox has been the President of Sotheby's Canada since 2001. He is a noted arts historian, arts administrator and a Senior Fellow of the University of Toronto’s Massey College. He has recently received the Order of Canada for his work in the visual arts as a scholar, art critic and administrator. Prior to joining Sotheby’s, Mr Silcox was the Director of the University of Toronto Art Centre.

Robyn McCallum is currently the art coordinator at TD Bank Group where she provides ongoing management for the bank’s corporate art collection.  Robyn is also a founding partner of Xxi collective, a Toronto based curatorial collective dedicated to showcasing the work of local female artists. Robyn has served on the jury for the Toronto Arts Council and a juror for the 2012 Flash Forward emerging photographers competition. She is a graduate of Ryerson University’s Image Arts program and joined the Images Festival Board in 2012.

Panel 3

Eric Glavin is a visual artist and founding member of the Toronto painter’s collective painting Disorders. In addition to participating in numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally, he has worked as an installation technician for over 20 years for many institutions including the Art Gallery of Ontario, Power Plant, TIFF Bell Lightbox and University of Toronto Art Centre. He is currently the Exhibition Technician/ Facilities Assistant for the Ryerson Image Centre.

Susan Maltby worked for the Canadian Conservation Institute before launching her own consulting practice 20+ years ago. She provides both private and public sector clients with seminars; collections surveys; advice on collections care and management; and conservation guidelines for exhibits, museums and heritage structures. In addition to teaching in the Museum Studies, she has taught in the Art Conservation Program at Queen's University and is an instructor at the Campbell Center for Historic Preservation in the U.S.

Pamila Matharu (b. 1973, Birmingham, UK) is a Toronto-based  interdisciplinary artist. Since 1994, she has been in the Toronto visual arts/culture sector in a variety of capacities particularly; artist-curator, cultural worker, arts advocate and artist-teacher. A graduate of York University’s Visual Arts B.F.A. program and the Fine Art Education B.Ed program, she now primarily works as an artist-teacher with the Toronto District School Board. 


Have questions about ArtWORK: A Survey of Jobs in Toronto’s Fine Art Community? Contact Hart House Art Committee

When & Where

Hart House, East Common Room
7 Hart House Cir
Toronto, ON M5S

Saturday, 16 March 2013 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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