Woven into refinement

Woven Into Refinement

For centuries, the island nation of Taiwan has sustained the growing habitats of bamboo, bulrush and banana throughout the country due to its humid, subtropical climate. Woven into Refinement: A Sampling of Contemporary Fibre Works from Taiwan uses the fibre found in these plant species.   This exhibition, in collaboration with four weaving design studios, takes time-honoured techniques […]

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Kuumba365

KUUMBA 365

Three artists respond to The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery’s Fall 2023 Exhibitions in a series of videos for the inaugural edition of KUUMBA 365. Artists Randell Adjei, Dwayne Morgan and Paulina O’Kieffe-Anthony chose one or more works to respond to through the Black cultural lens using spoken word. Their creative process was documented through diary […]

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into the void

…into the void

Join a roundtable with award-winning multidisciplinary artists Aaron Jones and Tiffany J. Sutton amongst their work in the exclusive KUUMBA exhibition, (Screaming)…into the void. This dynamic panel discussion and Q&A offers an opportunity for audiences to hear directly from the artists on their inspirations and motivations behind their unique visual art works, where Jones and […]

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Stephen Tayo

Stephen Tayo

Presenting in Toronto for the first time, Nigerian-based fashion and documentary photographer Stephen Tayo exhibits work from his two recent photographic series, Headstart made in Accra and Which Lagos You Dey?.  Tayo, who has shot for The New York Times, VICE and Vogue, has been acclaimed internationally for capturing Nigeria’s unconventional and unique street style culture and other cities […]

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Screaming into the void

(Screaming)…into the void

Visionary multidisciplinary artists Aaron Jones and Tiffany J. Sutton co-present (Screaming)…into the void: a compelling visual arts exhibition that explores themes of Black identity, the complexities of existence and the depth of shared human experience through lens-based media. Using interwoven and multilayered images, photography, collage and portraiture, each artist will present intimate works that offer a narrative […]

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Drawing say dhaga

Drawing Into Threads

Drawing into Threads is a collective of textile artists, designers, embroiderers, researchers and civil society advocates spread between Toronto, Karachi and Islamabad. Each of us have varied expertise, and these drawings and embroideries trace the encounter between our different worlds. All the works presented here are made collectively; no single author or lead exists. Done […]

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Joy in resistance

Joy In Resistance

These illustrations collectively demonstrate and define the essential hopefulness of my work. They are celebrations of diversity and of LGBTQ+ joy, where we envision a bright future; where people can flourish and dream wildly, and be wholly themselves without danger or hate. I have a love of 60’s and 70’s popular culture aesthetics, which spans from the golden age of Bollywood, to Studio 54 disco fever, appearing throughout my work to convey a warm nostalgia amidst […]

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Commonality

Commonality

At first glance, the works of Mohammad Tabesh and Jinming Li are quite dissimilar; however, there is a commonality linking them – they both reference the body, albeit in very different ways.    Tabesh’s sculptures are evocative of sound – heard and unheard. There is the implication of voices crying aloud and voices silenced.   Li’s work references architecture and spaces inhabited […]

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Connections

Commonality

At first glance, the works of Mohammad Tabesh and Jinming Li are quite dissimilar; however, there is a commonality linking them – they both reference the body, albeit in very different ways.   Tabesh’s sculptures are evocative of sound – heard and unheard. There is the implication of voices crying aloud and voices silenced.  Li’s work references architecture and spaces inhabited […]

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Soft launch for a hard fall

Soft Launch For A Hard Fall

Soft Launch for a Hard Fall – This exhibition probes the visceral and cerebral, triumphs and vulnerabilities in human connections. 

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Double Pendulum

Double Pendulum

In her practice, artist Maggie Groat investigates decolonial ways of being, alternative archiving, sustainable exhibition practices, and the transformative potential of salvaged materials during times of climate emergency. Implementing a collage-based approach, Groat presents newly commissioned artworks across three sites as part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival—at CONTACT Gallery, on billboards, and outdoors at […]

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LEGO Zone

LEGO® Zone Drop-in

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Collective banner making

Collective Banner-Making

This collaborative painting and colouring process celebrates each kid’s unique style, featuring wavy lines and lots of colour and patterns. Everyone will get the chance to contribute to the creation of an eye-catching art piece that expresses our collective experience at JUNIOR.  

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The Ocean, Freshwater and us

The Ocean, Freshwater And Us

Did you know all waterways are connected? There’s nothing like following the flow to wrap your head around this incredible fact. The Ocean, Freshwater and Us map was developed as a learning and engagement tool for schools, libraries, museums and aquariums, conferences and other public spaces and events to use during the Ocean Week Canada […]

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Family Portrait

Family Portrait

Experience the beauty of family life through Family Portrait, an interactive video installation work. This 40-minute theatrical experience captures Barrowland Ballet’s Artistic Director and her three children in striking cinematography and choreography, showcasing candid, natural moments in Scotland’s landscapes and seasons. Through their interactions and stories, you’ll get to know each character intimately, with a […]

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Focus

Forecast

‘Forecast’ is a group exhibition featuring the work of nine local and international artists and designers exploring themes related to the climate crisis specifically as it relates to the weather and how environmental changes impact communities on a global scale.  Featuring Christina Battle, Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram, Vardit Goldner, Grace Grothaus, Lisa Hirmer, Malu Luecking, Joel […]

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Dispatches

Dispatches

Around the world, young people have been at the forefront of climate action, highlighting the effects of rising greenhouse gas emissions and demanding more from politicians and corporations. With these two notions in mind, the Nordic-Canadian Fellowship in Environmental Journalism was born: a chance for emerging journalists under 25 from both regions to report on […]

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myth and evidence

Myth and Evidence

A light emanating from the interior of a frosted glass display case hints at the silhouette of a legendary creature: the unicorn. The translucent surface blurs the reading of its realistic-looking forms. Both exposed and concealed, elusive and imprisoned, the ephemeral presence of the magical being exudes a certain magnetism. Undoubtedly, this symbol of purity […]

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Meat

Kjøt (Meat)

The beliefs and practises surrounding meat as a food resource are centuries old and still exist in the Faroe Islands. Heiðrik á Heygum presents this series of new paintings as a subtle commentary. The subjects seem far removed from the land and sea they were harvested from, but the connection between heritage and nature remains.  […]

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Post Capitalistic Auction

Post Capitalistic Auction

Access the Post Capitalistic Auction Catalogue below: The auction is the performance and the performance is the auction. You are invited to bid for artworks in new ways, and actual transactions occur. The twist: bidders are invited to make offers not only with money; understanding, opportunity, and/or exchange are equally accepted currencies. The artists are […]

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Jack Theis

Craftship/Kinship

Craft practice plays an integral role in translating and disseminating Indigenous knowledge between the past, present and future. Stories, teachings and worldviews are embodied within material objects, adornment styles and innovative techniques that give us an understanding of our world(s) and the individual and collective responsibilities we have to various kinship relations (both human and […]

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Gabrielle Desmarais

Contemporary Art Jewellery and the Craft Ideal

The studio craft movement solidified the concept of individual creative genius applied to craft. Individual genius is still crucial in current discourses around contemporary craft, notably contemporary art jewellery, which struggles to strip itself from the romanticism of studio craft to adopt various distinctive values of third-wave craft, where making stands in response to certain […]

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Sycorax scene

Black Ecologies

Artists Charmaine Lurch and Jérôme Havre join writer and researcher Nehal El-Hadi for a provocative discussion on nature, mythology and Blackness. Drawing from the artists’ sculptural engagements with environments and their manipulations, this conversation will explore what it means to contend with our current moment through human-environment interactions, desires, and fantasies. 

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