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July 2019

TD Community Sunday – DATE CHANGE

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
MOCA Toronto, 158 Sterling Rd.
Toronto, Canada
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Free
TD Sunday Zine Dream

Welcome to TD Community Sundays at MOCA. Enjoy free admission to the museum on the last Sunday of each month from 10am to 2pm. TD Community Sundays are made possible by TD Bank Group through its corporate citizenship platform, The Ready Commitment. TD Community Sundays may include guided tours of the exhibitions on view. #TheReadyCommitment

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Zine Dream Launch Party

July 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Art Metropole at MOCA, 158 Sterling Rd.
Toronto, Ontario M6R 2B2 Canada
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$10

It's the Zine Dream 12 Launch Party with
Readings & Musical Performances by

Amy Lam
Carl Didur
Hoover Party
Quaker Parents
& SECRET GUEST TBA

In addition to the evening's lineup, Art Metropole will exhibit their back catalogue of zines, featuring work by local and international artists collected by the organization over their 45-year history. This extensive zine library will be available to browse and buy at Art Metropole's storefront space on the ground floor of the MOCA for the duration of the weekend.

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Vector Festival | Bio-Sonification: Non-Human Collaboration

July 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MOCA Toronto, 158 Sterling Rd.
Toronto, Canada
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Free
Vector Festival

Collaborate bio-sonically with non-human organisms around you! As part of Vector Festival, InterAccess is pleased to partner with MOCA Toronto to host a free workshop with Tosca Hidalgo y Terán. Drop by on Sunday, July 14 between 1-4pm on Floor 1 to listen to bio-data through various analogue synthesizers, plants, moss and mushrooms and experience a non-human bio-sonification symphony! Bio-sonification is a process to translate complex real-time sensor data into musical notes and controls, exploring the auditory sensory modality to…

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June 2019

TD Community Sunday

June 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
MOCA Toronto, 158 Sterling Rd.
Toronto, Canada
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Free
TD Community Sunday

Enjoy free admission to the museum on the last Sunday of each month from 10am to 2pm. TD Community Sundays are made possible by TD Bank Group through its corporate citizenship platform, The Ready Commitment. TD Community Sundays may include guided tours of the exhibitions on view. #TheReadyCommitment

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Drawing Insects | ‘The Life of a Dead Tree’

June 16 @ 10:00 am - July 14 @ 12:00 pm
MOCA Toronto, 158 Sterling Rd.
Toronto, Canada
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$35 – $45
Mark Dion Illustration

Artist and Illustrator, Matthew Wells, leads a series of workshops that focus on drawing on insects. Open to all ages and levels, participants will learn the purposes of drawing and documenting biological entities, as well as techniques for rendering the unique contours and vibrant colours of a variety of insect species. Taking place alongside Mark Dion’s exhibition 'The Life of a Dead Tree', these workshops give participants the opportunity to draw insect specimens that have been cultivated from the tree on display, including the emerald ash borer beetle.

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OnSterling Bingo

June 15 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free
Sterling Bingo

Believe the hype, folks: Sterling Road is jam-packed with tons of cool stuff - artist's spaces, yoga studios, bookstores, restaurants, a brewery, clothing stores, galleries, and a lot more! Come join us on Saturday, June 15th for the 3rd instalment of ON STERLING BINGO for your chance to check them all out, and get special, behind-the-scenes looks at all of them!

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Toronto Overgrown by Nature | Lisa Jackson in Conversation with Mathew Borrett

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MOCA Toronto, 158 Sterling Rd.
Toronto, Canada
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$5
Mathew Borrett

For 'Biidaaban: First Light', Lisa Jackson joined forces with 3D artist Mathew Borrett to create an interactive virtual reality experience that pictures a future Toronto overgrown by nature. Intertwining scenes of the city’s downtown core overtaken by plant life with spoken and written text of the Wendat, Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) and Anishinaabe (Ojibway), 'Biidaaban: First Light' is a work of Indigenous futurism that creates a world where languages and vegetation thrive. Join Jackson and Borrett for a conversation that delves into the process of making this extraordinary work.

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Invasive Species with Dr. Sandy Smith | ‘The Life of a Dead Tree’

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MOCA Toronto, 158 Sterling Rd.
Toronto, Canada
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$5
Mark Dion Talks

Dr. Sandy Smith is a Professor in the Faculty of Forestry at the University of Toronto. She specializes in forest health, urban forestry, and is a leading expert in the ecology and biological management of invasive forest species. Taking the ash tree on display in Mark Dion’s exhibition as her starting point, Smith discusses her research investigating the effects that invasive insects and dying trees have on forests.

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May 2019

Nature in the City with Melanie Sifton Talk | ‘The Life of a Dead Tree’

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MOCA Toronto, 158 Sterling Rd.
Toronto, Canada
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$5
Mark Dion Talks

Horticulturalist Melanie Sifton presents a talk on urban ecosystem management and nature in the city. Intersecting with Mark Dion's exhibition, 'The Life of a Dead Tree', Sifton discusses her in-depth experience in building and supporting urban oases and natural areas in cities. Soil ecology and restoration—often overlooked factors in urban design and construction practices—will also be discussed.

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Nature Drawing and Journaling | ‘The Life of a Dead Tree’

May 30 @ 1:00 pm - June 15 @ 4:00 pm
MOCA Toronto, 158 Sterling Rd.
Toronto, Canada
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$35 – $45
Nature Drawings MOCA Toronto

Join botanical artist Nellie Sue Potter for a workshop that explores the world of nature drawing and journaling. In this workshop, participants will learn about different journaling styles and will be guided on how to render natural objects and begin their own nature drawing and journaling practices. This workshop takes place in the gallery on Floor 3 alongside Mark Dion’s exhibition 'The Life of a Dead Tree'. Participants will have the opportunity to draw directly from the tree on display and study some of the myriad life forms it supports.

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