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Creative Youth: Pop-up Exhibition, Workshop, and Panel Discussion

Wednesday, June 19, 2024
 – Sunday, June 23, 2024
 | Free
Saturday Workshop: Zine making with Creative Youth, 1–3 pm | Saturday Panel Discussion: Youth x Youth, 4–5 pm

Through the Eyes Of Us is a series of public programmes curated by MOCA’s Youth Council: Creative Youth that include an exhibition, workshop, and panel discussion. Inspired by Toronto’s rich cultural history, this programme raises the question: how do stories affect the lives of young people? This programme, on MOCA’s ground floor, is free of charge and welcomes visitors of all ages.

A ‘zine’ is a self-published, small-circulation magazine that allows artists and writers to distribute their work without a publisher. This exhibition presents a collection of zines created by Creative Youth — teens aged 14 to 18 — that explore Toronto’s lore, from family chronicles to folk tales and ecological histories. Each exhibiting zine artist draws on their personal experiences, culture, and place within Toronto. Through the Eyes Of Us runs from Wednesday, June 19th – Sunday, June 23rd.

On Saturday, June 22nd, Creative Youth will lead a free drop-in zine-making workshop from 1–3 pm that will share what they learned with their peers and the local community. Also on Saturday at 4 pm, exhibiting artists will present their artistic processes during a live artist talk exploring what lore and world-building means to young artists.

This programme has been curated and produced by the members of Creative Youth, showcasing their emerging artistic practices.

Wednesday, June 19 - Sunday, June 23

MOCA’s Open Hours | Free

To develop this exhibition, members of Creative Youth developed committees consisting of the multiple components that go into exhibition making: curatorial, marketing, artists, and editors. Each artist created a zine under the theme of world-building and lore, making use of a plethora of materials. The curatorial team worked together to develop a floor plan for the space, while the marketing team and editors developed copy around the content. 

The exhibition is held on MOCA’s ground floor.

Saturday, June 22

1–3 pm | Free | Drop-in

Creative Youth is holding an engaging zine-making workshop outdoors, in which you get to develop your own zine inspired by the Council’s exhibition on MOCA’s ground floor.

4–5 pm | Free | Drop-in

A panel discussion with Creative Youth will be take place, responding to the prompt “what do world-building and lore mean to you?”

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Venue Information

MOCA Toronto

158 Sterling Rd
Toronto, ON  M6R 2B7

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