ATAF, Acorn Tri-Campus Art Festival
ATAF, Acorn Tri-Campus Art Festival


Acorn Tri-Campus Art Festival (ATAF) is a week-long, multi-venue studio art focused festival led by students, in collaboration with art focused groups across all three campuses at the University of Toronto. 

Throughout the festival, you will have the opportunity to explore many student art exhibitions, attend student short film screenings, watch the opening night of student theatre, participate in a myriad of student club workshops, join student staff and faculty in a major reception and more!

The festival is spearheaded by the staff of UTSC's Gallery 1265 with support from many student clubs and different bodies across UofT.

For more information about the festivala and for the entire program at all three U of T campuses visit click HERE

ATAF at Hart House

Talking Walls Exhibition
March 27-April 1
Main Floor

Artists: Zainab Aslam (@okaysrslyno), Astrid Chen (@astridcccyx), Shenwei Hu (, Chloe Kouyoumdjian (@chloena.k), Thea Vu-Nguyen (@thea_vn3)

March 30, 1-3 pm
East Commons Room (1034)

Join Gallery 1265 for an art jamming party to destress. Simply pop-in with your friends or by yourself to express yourself and show your creativity through painting. We also provide free tea for relaxation. Spots in this event is limited and on a first-come first-serve basis

Knitting Workshop
March 30, 3-5 pm
South Sitting Room (3017)

Interested in learning knitting? Come destress with the U of T Knitting Club for a session of fibre fun! Complete beginners are welcome as well as experienced fibre artists. Materials and supplies will be provided but if you have your own, please feel free to bring them! Spots in this event is limited and on a first-come first-serve basis.

The Step To Taking Better Pictures 
March 30, 5-6 pm
South Sitting Room (3017)

Join the U of T ViewFinder for a discussion on how to find your viewfinder. The purpose for this talk is to encourage people to see Toronto in a new perspective by providing examples and ideas that one doesn’t normally think about even being a photographer. This presentation could help people learn more about what exists in Toronto that one can’t think about, and from there taking better pictures.

Drop-in ASL Mixer!
March 31, 12-1 pm
South Sitting Room (3017)

Want to learn a few sign language phrases? Join the Deaf Awareness Club fir the the ASL Mixer! It will range from learning ASL in a fun and interactive way with other students, a handout to encourage your future growth in ASL and fundraising to support the deaf community! Spots in this event is limited and on a first-come first-serve basis.

Bracelet Making Session
March 31, 1-3 pm
South Sitting Room (3017)

Join UDesign for a creative bracelet making session. Bring your friends or just yourself and make friendship bracelets! You also get a chance to learn about “Bachelor of Information” during our session. Spots in this event is limited and on a first-come first-serve basis.

Open Mic Night
March 31, 5-7:30 pm
South Sitting Room (3017)

The last open mic night of the term! Healing Sounds of Music is back and we are hosting a performance to showcase our talents. Come by to listen to our students’ works and end your day with amazing music.


Gallery 1265 is a contemporary art gallery at the University of Toronto Scarborough that provides students opportunities to exhibit their art & curate exhibitions. Beyond the gallery space, the organization publishes semesterly magazines, installs public artworks and most recently holds student art festivals.

Polen Light, Director
Arthur Hamdani, Exhibitions Coordinator
Vy Le, Communications Coordinator
Kristy Zhang, Curator
Dan Pham, Volunteer & Public Engagement Coordinator
Wyn Kon, Festival Coordinator
Shania Niu, Installations Support

A group of university students photographed together.
The Gallery 1265 team, 2023.
Gallery 1265


Deaf Awareness Club
Healing Sounds of Music
U of T Knits
U of T View Finder

Event Metadata

Event Ended

  • Event Website: Official Website
  • Date: Mon, Mar 27, 2023
  • Time & Duration: (all day) (6 days)
  • Cost:
    • General Admission


  • Venues:
    • Talking Walls Exhibition Hart House, Main Floor
    • UofT Knitting Club, UofT ViewFinder, Deaf Awareness Club, UDesign, Healing Sounds of Music Hart House, South Sitting Room
    • P-ART-TEA Hart House, East Commons Room
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