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Glory Hole Gallery is a space dedicated to the creative talents of 2SLGBTQ+ artists; all while pushing the boundaries of creativity within a 12"x 12" box.


Since 2017 it has been showcasing the perspectives of diverse and intersectional experiences through collaborations, exhibitions, and talks. Glory Hole Gallery has recently moved into The 519, a historic centre for Toronto’s LGBT community.

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The Glory Hole Team

Emily Peltier is a white settler of Irish and French descent. She was born in Amherstburg, Ontario Treaty #35 ancestral and unceded lands of the Anishinabek, Haudenosauneega Confederacy, Miami Odawa, Peoria, and Potawatomi. Emily is an independent curator and an advocate for the wellbeing of 2SLGBTQ+ communities. She is the co-creator and curator of Glory Hole Gallery and Curatorial Programs Coordinator at Critical Distance. She currently lives & works in what is known as Scarborough, Ontario.

Fallon Simard is an Anishinaabe artist and scholar from Couchiching First Nation from the Grand Council of Treaty #3 Territory. Fallon’s work interrogates state violence and mental health in so far as it is perpetuated on to Indigenous bodies, with a practice comprised of video, sound and animation. He holds a Masters of Art from the Interdisciplinary Masters in Art, Media, and Design Program from OCAD University.

Eric Chengyang is an interdisciplinary artist of Chinese-Canadian background. Their* current works explore the intersections between different cultural history and motifs, particularly of 2SLGBTQ+ history. In addition, Eric works as an educator in a local gallery and they had exhibited at the Glory Hole Gallery in the past. Starting in 2019, they will be providing supports to the gallery with respect to outreach, programming, and exhibition documentation.
*Reference for the gender-neutral, singular they:

Karina Iskandarsjah is an Indonesian visual artist and independent curator from Singapore whose work explores non-dominant histories, hybridity, intersectionality and the experience of geographically displaced individuals. In 2018 she participated in Glory Hole Gallery’s exhibition The W(hole) Picture, hosted by the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives. Karina is currently a Programming & Outreach Assistant at Trinity Square Video and part of the small, dedicated team that runs Glory Hole Gallery.

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