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Youth Council Archive

Click on the links below to see some of their past projects and what they are working on now!

Seizure: Anticipation

March 2005. SeiZure was a zine launched by the AGO Youth council with the intention of giving youth a forum for discussing the issues that affect them, and as a catalogue of youth experiences concerning art, culture, and travel.

The Living Room

March 2005. The Living Room was an initiative made in response to the work of artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude by the “Upholstery Militia”.

Metro AGO-GO: Youth Propositions for an Ideal City.

October 2004. Metro-AGO-Go was a project aimed at initiating conversations between youth, architects, planners and politicians with an emphasis on cultural and experiential diversity.

Sew What? A Wearable Art Event

June 2004. Sew What? was the second event put on by a Teen Council that predominantly showcased fashion and wearable art.

Café del Arte

February & April 2004. Café del Arte was developed as a series of open-mic nights to create a network of young people who could support and inspire each others’ artistic practices, and use the AGO as a space to meet and create.

Free Space: Art Acts Out

June 2003. Free Space: Art Acts Out was a performance and happening that took place at the AGO in June 2003.

Twisted Circus

December 2002. Twisted Circus was an exhibition by young artists that pushed the boundaries of the norm.

Lost and Found: A Wearable Art/Installation Event

June 2002. Lost and Found was a non-traditional fashion-show showcasing abstract wearable art.

AMP: Art Music Project

October 2001. AMP: Art Music Project at the AGO was an event showcasing art inspired by music and music inspired by art which featured 12 youth bands and over 40 multidisciplinary visual artists from the GTA and beyond.

Kryptonite: Comic Reactions at the AGO

July 2001. Kryptonite: Comic Reactions at the AGO was a free comic and graffiti-inspired event featuring over 20 youth artists from across the GTA.

Afrofest at the AGO

February 2001. Afrofest at the AGO was a joint initiative between 4Unity Productions Youth Media Association, the AGO Teen Council and Music Africa, hosts of the annual Afrofest in the Park.

H.Y.P.E: Helping Young People Excel

December 2000. H.Y.P.E was aimed at demystifying Hip Hop culture and dispelling negative stereotypes by showing Hip Hop in a positive light.

Decked: An Exhibition of Skate Culture

September 2000. Decked: An Exhibition of Skate Culture was a one-day exploration of skate culture highlighting skateboarding as well as the many art forms that have emerged from skate culture.

Sounds of the Grange.

2000. Sounds of The Grange was a series of short audio responses created by fourteen youth from Harbord Collegiate and the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Teens Behind the Scenes program.


AGO Youth Programs generously supported by

  • Robert Harding & Angel Yang
  • Nancy E.A. Main

With assistance from

  • The Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation

Public Programming and Learning initiatives at the AGO are supported by the Arthur Lismer Group, The Learning Circle, and the Learning Fund

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