The Power Plant

Power Kids: Safe Keeping

Sun Aug 14 2022

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Admission is free. Sign up here.

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery


This Power Kids workshop called Safe Keeping is inspired by Sandra Brewster's installation A Place To Put Your Things.

Participants will start with a walk right outside of the Power Plant, and stop by the Canada Square to discuss their impressions and feelings. After that, kids will head back to the gallery to create pouches that they will fill with crafted items and written texts that express their emotions and thoughts. They will make their own safe place to keep and acknowledge their feelings.

Sandra Brewster is a Canadian visual artist based in Toronto. She engages with themes including identity, representation, and memory, centring a Black presence. The daughter of Guyanese-born parents, she is especially attuned to the experiences of people of Caribbean heritage and their ongoing relationships with back home. Brewster’s meditations on being and place are expressed within her drawings, video, and photo-based mixed media works that range from 2-dimensional pieces to installations that incorporate the architecture of spaces.