Toby Lawrence is a curator and writer based in lək̓ʷəŋən territory, now known as Victoria, BC. She holds an MA in Art History & Theory from the University of British Columbia and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies focus on curatorial practice from the University of British Columbia Okanagan, supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship. She is currently the Curator of Outdoor Art at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery and appointed to the BC Arts Council in 2023. Toby is a co-founder of the Moss Projects curatorial learning and research program in collaboration with Michelle Jacques, funded through the Canada Council for the Arts Strategic Innovations Cultivate Grant and BC Arts Council Visual Arts Project Assistance programs, and was a curatorial resident of the Otis College of Art Emerging Curators Retreat, Los Angeles and a contributing curator for the inaugural Contingencies of Care Virtual Residency hosted by OCADU, Toronto Biennial of Art, and BUSH gallery. Her curation and scholarship explores the potential of gathering, radical care, and long-term relationship-building inside and outside of gallery spaces, centering collaborative and relational approaches.