April 20 – May 15, 2022

My Words

Building-Wide Exhibition


This exhibition spans our entire main building with pockets of messages throughout.

A tattoo of Gudrun Hasle's work

Photo courtesy of the artist

This event is a Nordic Spotlight, part of Nordic Bridges.


Displayed throughout Harbourfront Centre’s Artport building, written sentences appear in expected and unexpected places. The sentences deal with feelings of loneliness, unbelonging and reflections on what it feels like to be marginalized, all designed to create a safe space to spark conversation and connection. 

About Gudrun Hasle

Danish artist Gudrun Hasle works in various mediums, such as embroidery, photography and video. Diagnosed with Dyslexia, her works are based on her experiences feeling incapable or marginalized. Through simple but misspelled sentences that are difficult to decode, her work challenges the power dynamic of communication and the norms of society.

Accessibility Information

  • The Main Building is wheelchair accessible. Please note the ramp leading into the Marilyn Brewer Community Space from the Main Building lobby is quite steep, and ramp attendants will be available during event times to assist. There is a tactile element in the Marilyn Brewer Community Space where the label and QR code are located, and patrons are encouraged to touch this part of the exhibit.
  • Audio Description, including the artist bio, artist statement and image description, will be available on-site via QR code. Volunteers will be available to assist with QR code access during building hours. A smartphone and headphones are required for QR code access. A limited number of devices will be available for guests to borrow if needed.
  • A braille book will be available with information about the exhibition. Braille books and borrowed equipment for Audio Description access can be picked up at the Information Desk in the Main Building lobby during building hours. 


Harbourfront Centre Campus

235 Queens Quay West
Toronto ON M5J 2G8

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