About Us

Gallery Arcturus is a not-for-profit contemporary art exhibit and education centre located in downtown Toronto,

It is funded and operated by The Foundation for the Study of Objective Art,

a private charity established to promote the study of art.


Most of our services are provided free of charge to the general public.

Capital and operating requirements are met from charitable contributions which are tax deductible

The Foundation is governed by an independent Board of Directors.


Exhibits at Gallery Arcturus are conceived and developed by artist-in-residence and curator deborah harris.

She collaborates with a multi-talented team which includes her assistant Sae Kimura, gallery manager Cathy Stilo,

video producer and collage co-ordinator Eron Boyd, communications director Ed Drass,

building maintenance Mark Tai, website builder Gerry Valentino.


The Foundation is presently committed to five major programs:


Creating art as the medium to inquire into our shared human existence.

Collecting work for the permanent collection by contemporary artists to exhibit as part of our inquiry.

Publishing books of the work accomplished in the gallery.

Providing a sanctuary for the contemplation of art.

Reaching out to the community by providing workshops, creating videos and inviting access to our process as it happens.