Doris McCarthy Gallery & Highland Creek Valley Trail
  • December 10, 2022 - 2 – 3 pm

Reminiscence: Exhibition Tour & Soundwalk Experience

In-person, drop-in exhibition tour and first listen to an outdoor soundwalk led by NOSTALGIA INTERRUPTED Educator-in-Residence Natalie Asumeng

Join Educator-in-Residence Natalie Asumeng at the Doris McCarthy Gallery for an afternoon program that includes a guided tour of NOSTALGIA INTERRUPTED, as well as a first listen of Reminiscence, an outdoor soundwalk fusing ambient music and spoken word that she has created in response to the exhibition.

Natalie will first lead an exhibition tour in the gallery, after which participants will head together to the Highland Creek Valley Trail, located on campus, for an introduction to the soundwalk. Using their own smartphones or tablets to access the audio, they are then encouraged to go for a walk through the valley, listening to the work and experiencing nature, at their own time and pace.

This program provides a meditative experience, questioning and exploring what nostalgia means to us individually. The abstract and poetic soundscape walk encourages reflection about what it truly means to wish for the past to come back to the present.

Free, all welcome. No registration is necessary. Please bring a smartphone or other device through which to access the soundwalk by QR code (to be provided) and headphones. Light refreshments will be served.

This is a walking tour; there are resting areas throughout the exhibition and Valley Trail. Part of the program takes place outdoors, and is rain or shine; participants are asked to dress accordingly to the weather. Participants can choose how much of the valley they would like to explore. The U of T Scarborough Valley Trail is wheelchair accessible; the trail that continues beyond is an uneven, dirt path. The Doris McCarthy Gallery is wheelchair accessible. Please contact with any accommodation needs.

See the DMG's Visitor Information for current COVID guidelines, directions to the gallery, and more.

About the Educator-in-Residence Program

The Doris McCarthy Gallery Educator-in-Residence Program provides an emerging arts professional with mentorship and resources in order to research, plan, and implement a schedule of programs and outreach for specific exhibitions and audiences. Residents use their own creative practices to engage with exhibiting works in new and innovative ways.

Nostalgia Interrupted’s Educator-in-Residence is Natalie Asumeng, a Ghanaian-Canadian artist based in Toronto, working under the alias of 135 Studio. Natalie has an interdisciplinary practice that is conceptually driven. She creates and photographs environmental sets and organic sculptures, and produces powerful soundscapes that prompt emotion and contemplation.

Learn more about her residency