Image: Winter 2011-12 Opening Party. Photo by OhhhJoeyPhotography.

Group Visits

Elementary, secondary and post-secondary school groups are encouraged to book a tour with our trained Gallery Attendants. Please review the following tour options:

Tour


Arranged tours are $3 per person. Tours last approximately 45 minutes, and cover all 3 exhibitions on view. Tours must be booked at least 1 week in advance. To schedule an arranged tour, please complete our tour request form or call 416.973.4949. 
 
  • Group size is kept to approximately 20 people. For larger groups, an additional Gallery Attendant will be required at an additional cost of $50.

  • Upon arrival, you will be greeted by gallery staff who will assist your group’s check-in and store any coats and personal belongings. 

  • On the tour, we will share highlights of our current exhibitions and facilitate interactive discussions on contemporary art.

  • Tours last approximately 45 minutes. 

  • In general, 1 hour and 30 minutes allows enough time for additional browsing through the gallery and a visit to our Gallery Shop.

  • The Power Plant does not have a restaurant, but there are a variety of places to eat in the area. Please click here to explore our neighbourhood, find directions to the gallery, and learn more about gallery etiquette.


Tour + Hands-on Activity


Tours can be paired with an optional hands-on art-making activity. These workshops can be modified to best suit your group’s age level and needs, and are tailored to each exhibition. Tours with an added activity last approximately 2 hours.These workshops must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance, and can only be booked Mondays through Fridays. The cost of a guided tour with a hands-on activity is $12 per student.To schedule an hands-on activity and tour, please complete our tour request form or call 416.973.4949.

Our Fall 2019 hands-on activity options are:

BIRDS OF A FEATHER STICK TOGETHER
Hajra Waheed is interested in how we are all connected. In her exhibition Hold Everything Dear, we see a video of a large group of birds flying, swooping and creating patterns in the sky. These birds communicate and move together without an individual bird taking the lead. In this workshop, we will experiment with folding and cutting techniques with paper to create 3-D paper sculptures.

COLOURED STORIES
The colour blue is used throughout Vincent Meessen’s exhibition Blues Klair. One video work in the exhibition, Ultramarine, focuses on various origins and meanings of “blue.” Participants in this workshop will learn about how colours are used to describe what we see. We will create an assemblage using found objects that are the same colour to tell a story.

MAKING FACES
The site-specific installation, Anxious Audience by Rashid Johnson, presents two large-scale grids of abstracted faces. We will look at these faces and discuss what emotions they are expressing. In this workshop, participants will draw multiple portraits using markers and acetate to create a layered image.

FROM ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER
Naeem Mohaiemen uses film, photography, print and sculpture to tell stories about family histories and national events. He presents two films in his exhibition What we found after you left that take place in an airport and airplane, as spaces of unrealized potential. In this workshop, we will create our own maps of imaginary places and destinations using cardboard, markers, and paper.

 
  • Group size is between a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 25. We also suggest 1 chaperone for every 5 students under 5 years old, 1:10 for students under 11 years old, 1:15 for students aged 11-16 years old, 1:20 for students aged 16-18 years old.

  • Upon arrival, you will be greeted by gallery staff who will assist your group’s check-in and store any coats and personal belongings.

  • The 15-30 minute discussion-based tour will highlight one of our current exhibitions, and the 1 hour and 30 minutes hands-on activity will follow, for a total of 2 hours.

  • Gallery Staff will lead your group through the hands-on art-making activity, which will be tailored to your group’s age level and needs.

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