Works by Greg Ellwand
Curated by Sherry Chunqing Liu
A heartwarming, imagination-filled story unfolds, as Greg Ellwand documents the University of Toronto St. George vaccine clinic through his unique perspective as both a clinic staff member and artist-in-residence in 2021. From frontline administrative staff to pharmacists in the back room, Ellwand’s intimate portrayals of people, medical devices, and special moments situate them in both documentative and imaginative futuristic spaces, showcasing a story that connects with vaccine recipients as well as medical practitioners.
Located in the building where the clinic was run, Clinic into the Future provides an evocative space that invites visitors to engage in not just emotional but also spatial dialogue with Ellwand’s vivid, vibrant and dream-like depictions of a monumental time in history, when the St. George vaccine clinic contributed to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, administering over 90,460 vaccines.
Clinic into the Future is a permanent public installation at the University of Toronto Exam Center, Toronto.
In photos: Art installation offers ‘futuristic’ take on U of T’s mass vaccination effort, Mariam Matti, UofT News
MVS student Sherry Chunqing Liu curates art exhibit on U of T’s historic COVID-19 vaccination campaign, The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
Art installation chronicling U of T’s vaccination effort underway, Jessie Schwalb, The Varsity
‘Extraordinary times’: Art installation to capture U of T’s mass vaccination effort, Mariam Matti, UofT News
Photo credits: Mariam Matti, U of T News, and Sherry Chunqing Liu