My Head Lay on a Trusty Word

You’re invited to experience My Head Lay on a Trusty Word, a documentary film exhibition by Roberto Santaguida. This is the final exhibition of Space Shapes Place, a national series of vibrant commissions produced by Tangled Art + Disability.

Opening Reception: April 19, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Exhibition dates: April 19 – May 19, 2018
Location: Tangled Art Gallery S-122, 401 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON

Fork on table top
Still from exhibition

About the exhibition

My Head Lay on A Trusty Word marks a new installation by Montreal-born filmmaker Roberto Santaguida. The narrative sculpts a tale of his own personal journey: at fourteen years old, Santaguida ran away from home and dreamt he found redemption on the Atlantic coast. For this project, the artist replicated his travels east, revisiting the small towns, scenic routes, twilight beaches, and the woman who helped him find his way back.

About the artist

Since completing his studies in film production at Concordia University, Roberto Santaguida has worked extensively in documentary and experimental film. His films have shown at more than 250 international festivals around the world. Santaguida is the recipient of the K.M. Hunter Artist Award and a fellowship from Akademie Schloss Solitude in Germany.


Tangled Art Gallery is in a barrier-free location. Audio description will be available for the exhibit. For public engagements we will have ASL interpreters, live transcription and attendant care present. Service animals are welcome. We request that you help us to make this a scent-free environment


Tangled Art Gallery is located in studio 122 on the main floor on the 401 Richmond Building. The closest accessible subway station is at Osgoode Station. The closest accessible streetcar stop is the 510 Spadina Queen Street West Stop (Queen Street stop going south from Spadina Station, Richmond Street stop going north from Union Station.)


For images, interviews, or more information please contact: Kristina McMullin
P: 647 725 5064


A still of My Head Lay on a Trusty Word. The frame features a table setting with a plate of food, one fork and one glass. The tablecloth is cream coloured with a bright red floral pattern. The image is grainy like old film.

Image of Tangled Art Gallery

Flourishing Call for Submissions

Tangled Art + Disability is currently accepting applications from Canadian Mad, Deaf, & disability identified artists from across Canada to take part in an upcoming series titled Flourishing.

Information from Tangled:
Tangled is searching for seven (7) artists from across Canada to contribute artistic work centering the experiences of Deaf, Mad and disability-identified folk in exploring what it means to “flourish”. With this exhibition series Tangled seeks to discover and expand new understandings of flourishing and to affirm how we may live and thrive even when society may expect differently. Flourishing can and does happen in unexpected ways, despite widely held ableist beliefs that disability, frailty and suffering make it no longer possible.

We invite applications from artists at any stage in their career/practice. We encourage applications from artists in any field, including but not limited to:
-visual artists

We welcome perspectives that are intersectional and reflecting Deaf, Mad and disability cultures from diverse lived experiences including LGBTQQIIA, Indigenous, Black, Persons of Colour communities. Interested artists should share with us: where they are in their career, what is their creative practice and how this collaboration might support their practice at this time.

There is a form to apply though the Tangled website below. Within the application tell us about yourself, where you are from, and about the kind of art you make.

To view an ASL vlog of the Call for Submissions, click here:

Submissions must be received by March 22, 2018. We will not accept late applications.

Only submissions from Deaf, Mad and disability-identified artists will be considered. Artists whose creative practice involves or includes a personal support worker, assistant or an essential collaborator are welcome to apply.

Image Description: A full colour photo of Tangled Art Gallery. The center of the image is the glass door entrance, the forefront of image features two wooden beams framing the photo. The gallery has grey walls and wooden floors.

Graphic image of the word celebrate

ODSP Celebration and Brochure Launch

Good news!! Arts grants are now exempt as income and assets for people on the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) and Ontario Works (OW). With the exception of funds for living costs, grant money will no longer be deducted from monthly benefits. This removes barriers for many artists in Ontario who want to create art and develop their careers with the support of grants.

Join the ODSP and Arts Grants Coalition to celebrate this news and launch an updated “ODSP and Arts Grants” brochure . It explains how ODSP treats arts grants to help ensure that funds are assessed fairly. Come learn about the recent changes to ODSP rules and celebrate with the community!

**Please RSVP at the Eventbrite link above (FREE TICKETS!) in advance, thank you**

*Copies of the ODSP + Arts Grants brochure (in English and French) will be available at the event.

When: Thursday March 29th, 2018

Time: 5:30 to 7:30 PM (*brief remarks at 6 PM sharp*)

Where: Tangled Art + Disability, 401 Richmond Street West, ground floor

Cost: Free. Snacks and refreshments available (including dairy, gluten and nut free snacks)

Accessibility: ASL interpretation and live transcription will be provided. Care attendants will be on site. Tangled is a fully accessible venue and is close to accessible public transportation (both entrances are wheelchair accessible however wheelchair ramp on west side of building is suggested: enter on Richmond just east of Peter Street)

Service animals are welcome.
We request that you help us to make this a scent-free environment.

Thank you.

TTC: Spadina streetcar to Richmond Street West.
The closest subway station is Osgoode.

Contact Scott Miller Berry at Workman Arts, 416 583 4339