These popular tours are an opportunity to visit cutting-edge and leading contemporary art galleries in the comfort and company of a group, see a variety of work and discuss it.
On past walks we’ve had some great surprises: a gallerist regaling us with anecdotes about an artist, or discovering the artists were present when we arrived and getting impromptu talks – all part of the fun!
For each walk, I pick a gallery area in Toronto for us to explore, based on the combination of exhibitions and venues that should create an interesting experience. As well, I act as a resource, offering background, insight and a “way in” to the contemporary art which these Walk & Talks focus on.
We start out by meeting at a coffee shop, have a cup of tea or coffee and chat over what's planned, hand out itineraries, then head off to our first gallery.
The half day walks start at 1:00 (we arrange to meet a little earlier) and typically run to between 4:00 and 4:30, just depending on circumstances. Some public transit may be involved, and definitely walking – moderate distances and pace. Accessibility is not guaranteed at all venues.
These tours may be my most popular offering, with many people returning again and again. Thoughtful, congenial company and conversation makes for an interesting and stimulating day. Hope to see you at one of them!