Visual Arts

Interview with Dalglish Winner Shane Weaver

Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre has recently announced this year’s winners of the Dalglish Family Foundation Venture Award. The award, the only one of its kind in Canada, aims to support entrepreneurship in craft and design. This year’s winners are Anouk Desloges and Shane Weaver. Weaver is a ceramicist who works with digital imagery and has been part of Harbourfront Centre’s Craft …

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Interview with Dalglish Winner Anouk Desloges

Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre has recently announced this year’s winners of the Dalglish Family Foundation Venture Award. The award, the only one of its kind in Canada, aims to support entrepreneurship in craft and design. This year’s winners are Anouk Desloges and Shane Weaver. Anouk has just finished her three-year term as an Artist-in-Residence at Harbourfront Centre, working in sculpture and …

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Harbourfront Centre at the 55th Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

This weekend, swing by Nathan Phillips Square to see our Craft & Design Studio Artists-in-Residence at Canada’s largest outdoor contemporary art fair! Their work in metal, glass, ceramic, and textiles are crowd and juror favourites at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. Craft & Design at Harbourfront Centre is a dynamic axis point for contemporary craft in Canada and an integral …

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A weekend’s worth of art

Looking for something to do this weekend? Come down to Harbourfront Centre for a weekend of art openings, parties and creative shopping. The Centre Shop Newly renovated, our on-site gift and craft shop re-opens this Friday. Browse beautifully-designed and innovative artisan crafts made by local artists in our Craft & Design Studios, plus pieces by many Canadian artists and international designers. …

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Interview with photographer Brendan George Ko

In this latest video, Brendan George Ko talks about his work and shares why he thinks everyone should come check out the exhibition.

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Shore Lunch: addressing the layered history of Toronto’s shoreline

We interviewed Fresh Ground new works commissioned artist Lisa Myers about her multidisciplinary, three form work entitled Shore Lunch. In her own words, Shore Lunch is a multi-site art venue that takes the form of a camp kitchen. Inspired by stories of her Mother’s fishing skills and her love for pulling up on an island and frying up fish over a fire, Lisa Myers created this project to think more about the layers of history around the Great Lakes from an Indigenous perspective and to camp out for a while to acknowledge the different kinds of sustenance we get from this place.

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NO FLAT CITY opens at Harbourfront Centre

Last night we proudly launched NO FLAT CITY, the second installment of our two year partnership with the TRCA and Menkes Developments. The large-scale outdoor exhibition reveals the true evolution of the City of Toronto by focusing on its many undocumented and unexpected characteristics.

“We’re engaging visual artists to explore the greater Toronto region and focus on the distinctive land formations and landscapes they encounter. People and their stories will be a prime focus throughout each of the theme areas which include Historic Landforms, Reshaping the Land, Living in the Landscape, and People and the Land.”

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No Flat City: Brendan George Ko

Meet Brendan George Ko, a visual storyteller who works in photography, video, installation, text and sound. Born in Toronto and raised in New Mexico and Texas, Ko’s work has been included in The Magenta Foundation’s Flash ForwardHey! Hot Shot by Jen Bekman in New York City, as well as numerous exhibitions in Canada and United States. He is currently represented by LE Gallery in Toronto.

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No Flat City: Darren Rigo

No Flat City, the new large-scale photography exhibition, opening June 20th at Harbourfront Centre, brings a deliberate focus to the city’s surprising topography and land formations and dispels this illusion of flatness with extensive examinations of ravines and valleys, escarpments and moraines. As mentioned in our introductory post, we’ll be chatting with the six artists responsible for producing the exhibition as we …

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No Flat City: Brett Gundlock

Meet Toronto-based photojournalist Brett Gundlock, founder of The Boreal Collective — a dedicated group of photojournalists who are committed to the documentation of injustice and inequities that exist environmentally, socially, culturally and politically in Canada and abroad. With regular clients that include names like The Wall Street Journal, Vice, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Brett constantly aims to explore the intersections of journalism and conceptual art within his photography.

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