Art Chats Seminar Series.

This popular seminar series offers a range of engaging talks hosted by leading art and design experts.

Art Chats are complimentary with admission. Space is subject to availability.


Georgiana Uhlyarik and Flavio Trevisan

Friday, February 19, 4–5pm

Join Associate Curator of Canadian Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario Georgiana Uhlyarik in conversation with Flavio Trevisan, a visual artist with a background in architecture and exhibition design, as they explore the city as a place of inspiration, constant change and anonymity. Trevisan will discuss the way Toronto, its history, topography and urban development shapes his artistic practice.

The Impact of Social Media and Technology on the Art World

Sarah Gurevich

Saturday, February 20, 3–4pm

Social media is becoming the fastest way to search and find out information. Explore how social media and technology affects the art world from three unique perspectives within the industry. Hosted by ArtMoi’s Sarah Gurevich, join professional artist Samara Shuter, Kate Barron of and Mia Nielsen, head of cultural programming at The Drake Hotel who will weigh in on the pros and cons on the influence of the web in the arts and culture industry on a global level. This Art Chat is presented by ArtMoi, providers of online art cataloguing tools. 

Test Your Art IQ

Mark Challen

Saturday, February 20, 5–6pm

Can you tell a Manet from a Monet? Do you know the definitions of daguerreotype and diorama? Can you list three visual tropes found in a memento mori? Join art and culture superfan Mark Challen for a cool new take on the classic TV quiz show format — designed specially for art-lovers and trivia buffs. Test your knowledge of artists and techniques through the ages to boost your expertise and win great prizes!

History of Graffiti and What Lies Ahead

Jason Kucherawy

Sunday, February 21, 1–2pm

Whether you think it’s art or vandalism, graffiti is becoming more accepted by the public but remains a challenge for cities to cope with. In this talk, Jason Kucherawy, a Toronto tour guide who studies graffiti and leads public tours on the subject, will discuss what graffiti actually is, its history and evolution, the city’s approach to graffiti management, and perhaps what lies ahead. 

‘Ya,- but is it any good?’

Laura Millard and Jennie Suddick

Sunday, February 21, 3–4pm

As professors at OCAD University, Laura Millard and Jennie Suddick evaluate student work and often have to ask themselves what makes a work of art ”good?” Taking an overview of the subject of evaluation and the different ways various audiences assess a work of art, Laura and Jennie will ask the question, ‘Ya,- but is it any good?’ The attention of the audience will be directed towards works within the Artist Project, as Laura and Jennie reflect on the process of looking and assessing works of art.