Online program
  • June 8, 2021 - 2 – 3 pm

Artist Talk by Diane Borsato and Amish Morrell

Part of the Visiting Artist Lecture Series, co-presented by the Doris McCarthy Gallery and Studio Art program, Department of Arts, Culture & Media

For more than a decade, Outdoor School -- an ongoing series of artistic and educational activities by Diane Borsato, Amish Morrell, and various community collaborators -- has provided a framework for interdisciplinary artists to come together and share projects that reimagine ways of relating with the landscape. In this talk, Diane and Amish will speak about the project and the recent publication Outdoor School: Contemporary Environmental Art.

Diane Borsato is an artist and educator. She is Associate Professor of Studio Art and head of Experimental Studio at the University of Guelph. She has exhibited at the Art Gallery of Ontario, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, the Art Gallery at York University, Art Museum at the University of Toronto, the Walter Phillips Gallery at the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Vancouver Art Gallery and the National Art Centre as well as in galleries and museums around the world. She lives in Toronto. Visit her website:

Amish Morrell is an educator, curator, editor and writer. He teaches at OCAD University in Toronto. From 2008 to 2017 he was Editor and Director of Programs at C Magazine, one of North America’s foremost visual arts magazines. He has also curated numerous exhibitions and developed public projects including Nightwalks with Teenagers with Mammalian Diving Reflex; The Sauna Symposium with Hart House at the University of Toronto; and Reading the Bruce Trail with Public Studio. He divides his time between Toronto and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.