Toby Gillies is a multidisciplinary artist, the third generation in his family of art makers, enjoyers, facilitators and educators living in Winnipeg. Toby’s practice is rooted in a playful exploration of materials and ideas, and experiments in collaboration. Recent projects have taken an interest in filmmaking and animation, drawing, installation, mural, ceramic, cardboard, parties, collaborative art experiences and art for social change.
For a decade, he has facilitated art experiences within 2 km of his home, where he served as Studio Programs Manager at Art City (2013-2022) and as an Artist in Residence at Misericordia Health Centre (2012-present).
Currently Toby is co-directing (with Natalie Baird) and animating a short film “Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying” in production with the National Film Board.