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Nature’s Wild Backyard

We’re pleased to announce that we’re creating a new public artwork for the Edmonton Valley Zoo. Our piece Animal Family will be integrated into the new Urban Barn as part of the zoo’s Nature’s Wild Backyard revitalization. The redevelopment’s design by the Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative has already won an award and the real thing will be well worth a visit once it’s complete. We’ll keep you posted as our project develops.


Creative City / Designlines

We made an appearance this month in the current issue of Designlines magazine. Speaking to Alexandra Caufin and getting nicely photographed by Naomi Finlay in front of our piece at Perkins + Will‘s Toronto office was a delightful experience. Pick up your copy on newsstands and at discerning shops now!

 

 



A Storefront for Innovation

After designing a new storefront exhibition space at Ryerson University’s SLC for the Faculty of Communication & Design, we opened the gallery in October with Refashioning Masculinity. The project by lead researcher Ben Barry offered a thought provoking investigation into how men construct their identities through fashion. We’ll be curating a series of shows over the coming months for FCAD’s Window into Creative Innovation including the School of Performance’s production of Treasure Island in December.

Image by Doublespace Photography



On the Beach

In/Future proved to be an incredible re-imagining and re-invigoration of Ontario Place, that neglected public land occupying a special place in our memories and on the shore of Lake Ontario. We were honoured to create our component sculpture Flotsam/Jetsam for the exhibition and witness it shift and evolve through the actions of waves, weather and visitors over the course of the ten day festival.


Planting Seeds for Grow Op

We’re back curating the upcoming installment of Grow Op 2017, now entering its fifth year at the Gladstone Hotel. The exhibition occupies a necessary place at the intersection of landscape, ecology, art and design, providing new ways of articulating our relationships to the urban, wild and rural world around us. The call for submissions closes in September!


Artpark 16

We spent a fine Canada Day in Denmark in the company of our friends at Gaestatelier Hollufgard. We were there to mount our pieces A Veil of Skavgraes and A Bell Rings in the Forest (the latter with Floyd K. Stein). With carefully packed luggage in tow, the Veil made its way overseas with us for final assembly on site. The trip allowed us to realize the pieces we conceived at the previous summer’s Tilsynekomster (Appearances) symposium for the Artpark 16 exhibition. The outdoor show will run through November, 2016.


Office + Colour

We’re currently in the development stages of creating a new commissioned piece for Perkins + Will’s Toronto office. Working with light and colour, Collaborative Chromatics will occupy a clean white south facing wall within their top floor loft workspace, the perfect canvas to produce swaths of glowing colours and shapes shifting with the cycles of daylight and night.

 


Inside and Out

We had a blast in ushering in the celebrations around this year’s Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival by creating an installation for the Launch Party in collaboration with multimedia artist Roxanne Luchak.

Held at the St. James Cathedral Centre, the event was followed later in the month by the Opening Party, where we mounted a variation on our piece again with Roxanne, this time at the TIFF Bell Lightbox’s Malaparte.