About

Mission Statement

To foster the growth of the arts on the UTSC Campus by providing dedicated exhibition space for the presentation of contemporary art work in all media produced and/or curated by UTSC students.

Mandate

•  Promote awareness of the contemporary visual arts on campus and in the community.
•  Provide new and innovative exhibition opportunities for students.
•  Encourage use of Gallery 1265 as a pedagogical facility, to complement academic and
studio courses.
•  Encourage the inclusion of cross-disciplinary activities.
•  Encourage students from the larger university community to submit exhibition proposals.

History

Gallery 1265 was founded by three UTSC students (Amy Barnes, Laura Mendes & Heather Kanabe) in 2004. Frustrated with the lack of student exhibition space on campus, Amy, Laura and Heather successfully petitioned and rallied for the creation of a student gallery. When the professional gallery moved to a new home in the Academic Resource Centre, its old location in the Meeting Space became Gallery 1265.

While there have been challenges over the years, including a temporary move to a different location, Gallery 1265 continues to grow and offer young arts managers and artists valuable experience and a foundation on which to build their careers.  As a student-run gallery, Gallery 1265 gives a voice to student artists and a platform for them to exhibit their work in a professional space.

Oversight for Gallery 1265 is provided by the Arts, Culture & Media Department at the University of Toronto Scarborough.

Interested in learning more about visual art at UTSC?

Arts, Culture & Media Department at UTSC
Arts & Events Programming
Doris McCarthy Gallery