Impact and Engagement Assistant
The Gardiner Museum is excited to welcome Sebastian Pines to the team as the Impact and Engagement Assistant. Sebastian will report to the Programs Manager, and is a member of the Curatorial, Education & Programs team. This position is responsible for supporting the public engagement by increasing awareness of the Community Arts Space (CAS). They will work in collaboration with Gardiner staff, CAS neighbourhood hubs, OCAD U, and other key stakeholders.
Grounded in the real and metaphorical ability of clay to transform, the Gardiner Museum’s Community Arts Space is a platform for experimentation and socially-engaged art. Established in 2016, the project connects artists, makers, organizers, and residents through the creation of public projects that inspire social action. They work within and beyond the gallery walls to re-envision what equitable community engagement looks like at a cultural institution. In 2019 the Community Arts Space explores the theme “What We Long For.”
Sebastian Pines is a queer and trans artist living and working in Toronto, ON. They are a graduate of OCAD U with a BFA from the Material Art and Design program with a specialization in Textiles and a prospective graduate student in the Interdisciplinary Master’s Program beginning Fall 2019. Sebastian is a multi-disciplinary artist and academic with a focus in their art and research on queer identity and the hard to capture concept of queer ephemera through play.
The Gardiner Museum brings together people ofall ages and communities through the shared values of creativity, wonder, andcommunity that clay and ceramic traditions inspire.
We engage audiences with exhibitions,programs, and hands-on classes, while stewarding a significant permanentcollection. We interpret historical ceramics to emphasize their relevancetoday, and champion emerging and established Canadian artists and their role inthe broader world. We innovate through clay education, as we bring together theexperience of making with a deeper understanding of the art of ceramics.
We believe in making, looking, and thinkingthrough clay.