Presented by the Hart House Student Art Committee, Ephemeral Reverie is an invitation to embrace impermanence not as a source of anxiety, but as a source of inspiration.

Student Art Exhibition

The 2024 Winter Talking Walls exhibition explores the theme, "Ephemeral Reverie”, an immersive exploration into the delicate dance of fleeting moments and the profound beauty found within life's transience. This exhibition serves as a contemplative space, inviting you to ponder the ephemeral quality of existence and the inherent value embedded in impermanence. Through a visual odyssey, we navigate the interplay of fragility and resilience, seeking to capture the elusive essence of life's transient wonders.

Artists interpret the theme in diverse ways – by visualizing fleeting thoughts and feelings, finding reverie in chaos and death capturing its beauty, or presenting historical perceptions of our senses to capture ephemeral notions. Through a myriad of artistic mediums, from acrylic paintings to captivating ink works, we invite you to embark on a journey to explore the profound beauty that arises when we embrace life's impermanent nature.

Ephemeral Reverie is an invitation to embrace impermanence not as a source of anxiety, but as a source of inspiration. The artworks serve as windows into the artist's interpretation of the fleeting wonders. We hope you will discover a renewed appreciation for the fleeting wonders that shape our lives and our shared journey through time.

Student Projects Co-Chairs, Hart House Student Art Committee, Sophie Disch and Chloe Lee

Participating Artists

We would like to thank the following artists for participating:

Mariia Charuta, Victoria Lee, Noor Al-Sehail, Yehjeen Cha, Natalie Wang, Leon Zhang, Alessandra De Luca, Yang Yu, Kodi Ume-Onyido, Sammi Herlich, Afnan Rahman, Bhairavi Prasanna, Yiran Lai, Cher Yan, Julia Collet

Event Metadata

  • Date: Mar 4 – Mar 17
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  • Time & Duration: (all day) (59 days)
  • Venue:
    Hart House
    7 Hart House Cir,
    Toronto, ON M5S 3H3
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  • Room: Second Floor Hallway