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TD Community Sunday

Drawing to Communicate with Dalia Hassan

Sunday, March 29, 2020
 | 12:00 pm
 – 4:00 pm 
 | Free

MOCA Toronto will be temporarily closed effective Saturday, March 14, to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on our communities. We are closely monitoring the situation with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Toronto Public Health.

We will be rescheduling this event. Please stay tuned on our website for new dates or changes.


Though drawing is typically viewed as a springboard to further artistic production, this workshop will explore drawing as a fundamental practice in its own right. Participants will be encouraged to express their personal experiences through the lines, shapes, colours and textures they draw, contributing to and building upon each other’s work in a group activity designed to open up communication and response.

In addition to guiding the workshop, artist and Akin studio resident Dalia Hassan will share her experiences in contemporary drawing and display samples of her work to provide participants with examples of different drawing techniques.

Dalia Hassan is a Cairo-born, Toronto-based visual artist. She received her Bachelor of Visual Arts from the American University in Cairo in 2007 and has spent the majority of her career working as an independent artist in Egypt. Hassan’s earlier work explored themes relating to city life, reflecting the abnormalities of her urban environment in a fantasized setting, often with gallows humor. Hassan’s recent practice, however, has turned toward abstraction, focusing on the mind and the relationship between consciousness and existence. Her work has been exhibited in Cairo and Toronto.



This event takes place on TD Community Sunday.
TD Community Sundays are made possible through TD Community Sundays by TD Bank Group through its corporate citizenship platform TD Ready Commitment.

Dalia Hassan, DRW 12-19, sumi ink, felt-tip pen and watercolour on paper, 8.5 x 11 inches, 2019.
Venue Information

MOCA Toronto

158 Sterling Rd
Toronto, ON  M6R 2B7