Panel Discussion at the AGO




Wednesday, March 16th, 2011, 7pm

Jackman Hall, AGO Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario

To access to Jackman Hall, please enter the AGO at the McCaul Street entrance, located south of the Henry Moore and adjacent to the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU).

Admission $8 at the door

A panel discussion exploring the different approaches of research and information gathering by artists during the process of art production. Artists, librarians and archivists come together for a discussion of current directions in studio pedagogy and practice and the role that art information professionals can play as facilitators of the creative process. The chosen panel will present perspectives from different artistic practices, experience levels and from a variety of public, university and college, and museum institutions to explore all facets of how research is incorporated into contemporary artistic production.


Ian Carr-Harris is an artist whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally since 1971, including the Venice Biennale. In 2007 he was named a recipient of the Governor-General’s Awards in the Visual and Media Arts. He also has Bachelor of Library Science from University of Toronto and worked as a librarian at OCADU’s Dorothy H. Hoover Library. Ian currently teaches within the Sculpture/Installation, and Criticism and Curatorial Practice streams at OCAD University.

Lisa Steele produces videotapes, performances and photo/text works that have been exhibited in festivals, museums and galleries around the world. Lisa with her partner, Kim Tomczak, received the Governor General’s Award for lifetime achievement in Visual and Media Arts in 2005.  She is a co-founder of Vtape and teaches at the University of Toronto in the Department of Art where she is the Graduate Program Director of the Visual Studies programme.

David Poolman works in a variety of mediums including drawing, video, print media, and installation, and has exhibited in art galleries and screened in festivals both in Canada and internationally. He is currently is a professor of Drawing at Sheridan Institute.

Adam Lauder is a librarian and the W.P. Scott Chair for Research in E-Librarianship at York University’s Scott Library.

Eric Schwab is the manager of digitization and preservation at the Toronto Public Library.

Amy Marshall Furness is the Special Collections Archivist at the E.P. Taylor Research Library and Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario.

Planned and curated by Tammy Moorse, Past-chair of ARLIS Ontario  and Effie Patelos, 2010-2011 Co-Student Representative.

For further information or questions please contact:

Tammy Moorse (tmoorse at gmail dot com)

We would like to thank Karen McKenzie at the AGO for arranging the donation of Jackman Hall for this event, Laurie McGregor for her graphic design talents, ARLIS Ontario Chapter executive for their support and ARLIS/NA for their financial contribution.

All proceeds from this event go to support the activities of the ARLIS Ontario Chapter.

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