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Extending the Frame: 40 Years of Gallery TPW

University Gallery
January 22 – April 5, 2020

Extending the Frame: 40 Years of Gallery TPW celebrates 40 years of exhibitions and programs at Gallery TPW, the artist-run centre founded in 1977 as a platform for contemporary photography in Toronto. Drawing on archival materials from the Art Gallery of Ontario and artworks from the collection of the Ryerson Image Centre, the exhibition and accompanying publication highlight the gallery’s role in advocating for the cultural recognition of the medium in Canada.


Organized by students of Ryerson University’s F+PPCM graduate program.

In collaboration with the Art Gallery of Ontario and Gallery TPW.


Winter Exhibitions Opening Party
Wednesday, January 22
6–8 pm

Special Tour of Extending the Frame
Wednesday, February 12
6 pm
With Gaëlle Morel, Gary Hall and Nina Levitt

Exhibition Tours
Daily 2:30 pm

All events take place at the Ryerson Image Centre, unless otherwise noted.


Military-style shirts with black ties hang in a shop window in Moscow.
Fig. 1

David Hlynsky, Military Fashion; Shirts, Moscow, 1990 (printed 1994), chromogenic print. Gallery TPW Collection, Ryerson Image Centre. Gift of Paul Bain, Edward Burtynsky and Paul & Joyce Chapnick, 2013