Seeking Submissions

LeuWebb Projects is curating the upcoming Grow Op 2016 exhibition at Toronto’s Gladstone Hotel. Grow Op is seeking proposals that employ the tools of art, craft and design to reframe our understanding of the shifting boundaries between urban and wild, culture and nature.

Can we use the lake to commute to work? Will local food be able to feed us all? What if pigs were our composters? How did that bear get into my backyard?

From community gardening initiatives to experimental landscapes to disruptive art projects, we seek proposals from individuals and collectives whose work engages with landscape, place and habitats with the goal of creating an experiential exhibition of high quality that is evocative and inspiring.

The historic Gladstone Hotel offers a unique venue to engage a large audience in a dialogue about the qualities and meaning behind the designed and altered landscape, from the condo balcony to the public square and territories beyond.

One of the most intriguing annual exhibitions in Toronto, Grow Op encourages an array of perspectives and dialogues that challenge our perceptions of nature, the built environment and our influences on both.

The submission call is open through to September 30, 2015.

 

 

July 30 2015

Catylising Creativity

Our friends from Ross Curtner and Scott Baker from Adjacent Possibilities talked about working with LeuWebb Projects and offered lessons learned for models of engagement between artists and non-artists alike as part of their discussion at the Creative Catalyst Symposium on Art & Social Innovation.

In conversation with artist, researcher and professor Filiz Klassen, the Weathering Climate Change: Bridging Art and Innovation talk examined how we can meaningfully connect the worlds of innovation with art and culture to address complex social issues like climate change.

 

June 13 2015




Controlling a Booth of Light

We’re pleased to be selected by IIDEX for our newest project, Control Booth. The immersive installation will combine light and sound to conjure a gentle moment of repose in the bustling show environment.

IIDEX is Canada’s design and architecture exposition and conference at Metro Toronto Convention Centre from December 3rd to December 4th.

IIDEXCanada 2014: Dec 3 + 4, Metro Toronto Convention Centre | IIDEXCanada – Canada’s National Design + Architecture Expo & Conference

November 3 2014

At the Melting Point

Tonight’s the big night in Toronto- Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2014. After much preparation, Melting Point is ready.

Brave the cold and come to historic Fort York to experience our project live!

And if you can’t make it tonight, don’t worry, the piece has been selected for a special extended exhibition through to October 13th.

October 4 2014

Reflections on 125 years

LeuWebb Projects was commissioned by the Gladstone Hotel to create the inaugural installation for their Melody Bar’s new revitalization. Coinciding with the hotel’s 125 year anniversary, our piece “Reflections on Rotation” draws on the Gladstone’s rich history for its inspiration while suggesting portals to new possibilities and unforeseen outcomes.

The work will be in place for the next several months but the public unveiling “125 THEN/NOW/NEXT” takes place tomorrow!

While in the bar, just look up and you will see it…

 

 

September 24 2014

All Night, Alright

We’re happy to finally be able to share the news that we’ll be presenting Melting Point, a new responsive landscape art work at this year’s Scotiabank Nuit Blanche!

The installation will be at Toronto’s historic Fort York, in a zone curated by Magda Gonzalez-Mora.

We’re working with long time collaborators Jeff Lee and Omar Khan to put together this large scale piece that integrates light, sound and responsive technologies.

More details to follow…

August 29 2014

Catching and releasing

In a short, three week period, we worked through an intensive process of ideation, collaboration, research, procurement, fabrication and installation, with the end results being unveiled at the Adjacent Possibilities opening event, Tuesday, August 26th.

The resultant project was undeniably enriched by the dialogue and engagement with the MaRS Studio Y fellows and our cleantech partner, Hydrostor. If you’re in Toronto, please stop by the MaRS building and have a look-see/listen/touch.

August 25 2014