Timeraiser is a brilliant organization – a party for social good that supports emerging artists and nonprofit organizations across Canada. With the slogan “Bid Time. Do Good. Get Art” Timeraiser purchases artwork from local emerging artists, and then auctions that art at a massive fundraiser. The twist, instead of bidding money participants bid volunteer hours to local charities and nonprofit organizations. The idea is you support a local charity that needs your help and you’re incentivized for the good work by getting […]
Every year the Gladstone Hotel hosts Come Up To My Room, a design event where artists are invited to take over rooms and halls of the historic hotel with art installations. The Gladstone has a long history in supporting artists with this annual event, an artist in residency programs, and have unique rooms designed by artist. This year’s highlights I really enjoyed Patrick Li’s Fortune Room, where the artist saved discarded fortune cookie fortunes repurposed into wall art and a carpet of […]
While the Interior Design Show is happening at the convention centre, the Toronto Design Offsite Festival showcases over 100 events during the week including exhibitions, artists talks, and open studio visits, in a true celebration of the best of Canadian Design. For all the art I see, there is nothing I enjoy more than preliminary work and seeing the process behind all the magic. Highlights were seeing these architectural models by Polymétis team Michaela MacLeod and Nicholas Croft. Furniture presentation Founded by […]
In/Future is an arts experience festival showcasing sculpture, film, music and immersive installations held at the now defunct Ontario Place theme park. Having grown up in Toronto, I have vivid childhood memories of summers spent in the waterpark and running through the neon punching-bag obstacle course. I didn’t know that the theme park had closed in 2012 and the entire site is being revitalized, and In/Future is an exciting expression of the revitalization effort. The silos, each pavilion and along the […]
The French Institute:Alliance Française invited Sophie Calle to participate in this year’s Crossing the Lines Festival of contemporary Art. Sophie Calle’s body of work engages in an intensely autobiographical exploration generally centered around intimate memories and failed love. For this installation, title Room, Calle has occupied a suite in New York’s Lowell Hotel where she has narrated stories through installed objects. Burnt mattress drapped with a taffeta red dress, a Polaroid camera with a picture posed on the bedside table. […]
October 4, 2008 from 6.52 pm until sunriseScotiabank hosted Toronto’s annual Nuit Blanche all night celebration of contemporary art in the city.This waterfall spotted in Liberty Village in the West end of the city…. slightly reminiscent of another waterfall spotted in NYC this fall.