Visual Arts

Set on the sprawling grounds of the Markham Museum, Land|Slide: Possible Futures  (September 21 – October 14) invites the visitor to experience a world where past, present and future converge, as over 30 local and international artists create site-specific installations that engage with the concept of a city in transition. Nowhere is […]

Out of the Burbs | Land|Slide Possible Futures

The winner of the 2013 Sobey Art Award was announced tonight during a gala at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax hosted by Marc Mayer, Director of the National Gallery of Canada. And the winner is… Duane Linklater We are delighted to announce Duane Linklater as the winner of the […]

Duane Linklater Wins the 2013 Sobey Art Award

A kind of grown-up Candy Land filled with lollipops and gumdrops, Lucky Charms and Pez, Twister and over-sized Monopoly pieces, Jessica Gorlicky’s opening for Saturday Morning was more than just another Toronto art show; it was a playful romp back to the 80s for all of the guests who filled […]

Eye Candy on Canvas: Saturday Morning, Artist Jessica Gorlicky’s New ...

Within the past decade, Hamilton has redefined itself from an industrial city known for steel manufacturing to the premiere arts and culture hub west of Toronto, due largely to events like the Supercrawl. Now in its fifth year, Supercrawl is more than a mere art and music festival — it’s […]

Out of the Burbs | Hamilton Supercrawl (Hamilton, Ontario – ...

Earlier today the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize (formerly The Grange Prize), Canada’s leading contemporary photography award, announced its long list of 14 finalists from 9 countries around the world. The award “honours living artists whose work in photography and video over the past five years has displayed extraordinary potential.” The short […]

Aimia | AGO Photography Prize 2013 Long List Announced

Artistic Fusion is a Canada Arts Connect Magazine original column that looks at Canadian arts companies who are blending genres, styles and media in their work and exploring what is unleashed when those artistic boundaries are broken. In this installment, we talked to actor, writer, and painter Bruce Horak, who […]

Artistic Fusion: Bruce Horak and Assassinating Thomson

Now in its 11th year, this weekend’s Art on the Street outdoor art exhibition in Guelph promises to be an even more family-friendly affair. Due to the success of the children’s area in previous years, the organizers have added a children’s art festival to this year’s programming. Over thirty artists […]

Out of the Burbs | Guelph Art on the Street

Artistic Fusion is a Canada Arts Connect Magazine original column that looks at Canadian arts companies who are blending genres, styles and media in their work and exploring what is unleashed when those artistic boundaries are broken. In this installment, we talked to Jordan Tannahill, artistic director of the Toronto […]

Artistic Fusion: Suburban Beast and ‘rihannaboi95’

The 2013 Sobey Art Award Shortlist was announced this morning with artists vying for the $70,000 in prize money awarded annually.  The Sobey Art Award Shortlist is: • West Coast and the Yukon: Isabelle Pauwels • Prairies and the North: Mark Clintberg• Ontario: Duane Linklater • Quebec: Pascal Grandmaison • Atlantic: Tamara Henderson The “pre-eminent award for contemporary Canadian art,” the prize […]

The 2013 Sobey Art Award Shortlist Announced

Regardless of medium, be it video, paint or photography, Toronto-based multimedia artist and art educator Sandra Brewster has a story to tell and will do so in the most vividly expressive fashion possible. Brewster has successfully navigated the Canadian artistic granting program process to achieve her current level of success, […]

URBAN/Intersection: Multimedia artist Sandra Brewster

A ballet dancer spends most of his or her career as the subject of the gaze. The watchful eyes of a choreographer, ballet master, critic and audience member permeate the existence of the moving body. The dancer attempts to create the ideal image – perfect placement of the limbs, supple […]

Dancer Steps Offstage and Jumps Behind Camera

The AGO played fundraising host to 1800 party goers at the 9th annual Massive Party. Considered one of Toronto’s most buzz-worthy celebrations, tickets sold out four weeks in advance of the event with proceeds supporting upcoming exhibitions and education programs. Co-chaired by Laura Adams (who happens to be an Executive […]

AGO’s Massive Party

  The grand idea to create a professional art fair in Toronto for independent artists came about six years ago. The goal was to establish an interesting program that would engage artists (90 artists showcased their work in 2008) and art enthusiasts. This year, The Artist Project features 250 juried […]

The Artist Project 2013

Guest post by Ola Mazzuca Think of organic flute music against the backdrop of the Humber Trail. Now, envision two classes of grade five students from different communities, pens touching paper, drawing fine black lines, repetitive patterns and swirly, abstract shapes. This may seem like an unconventional equation, but it’s the […]

Untangling Voices with Zentangle

Visually powerful and historically significant, the new Human Rights Human Wrongs multimedia exhibit is designed to stimulate both the senses and debate around human rights in the modern age. Held at the new Image Centre (RIC) at Toronto’s Ryerson University, Human Rights Human Wrongs is part of a public gallery […]

‘Human Rights Human Wrongs’ exhibit shines light on Civil Rights ...

With 15 years experience being creative with acrylics and working in publishing, Anne Wanda Tessier discovered the fine art of printmaking and now uses it to spread positivity. Based in Ottawa, Anne is a frequent traveler, seeking out different press studios around the world to explore and work in. Her […]

Anne Wanda Tessier’s ‘Complimentary’ Typographic Prints

Designed as a digital exploration of the printed four panel comic book format, the new comics site is an intriguing experiment in sequential art. Spinning out of the pages of the print Carousel Magazine, the online portal features four-panel strips with content updated on a weekly basis, every Monday to […] Initiative: Carousel Magazine puts a new spin on sequential ...

As an artist specializing in figurative and portrait painting and sculpture, it’s all about the soul for freelance artist Sara Golish. The Ontario College of Art & Design graduate (and self-described chocolate-loving, tree hugging, vegetarian health freak) is an emerging presence on the Canadian arts scene. Drawing from a multitude […]

URBAN/intersection: visual artist Sara Golish

If you missed it earlier this year – shame on you if you did – multidisciplinary artist Curtis “TALWST” Santiago released a musical project entitled “Alien Tentacle Sex,” a progressive take on R&B/Soul that was as enchanting as it was sensual. But the music is just one component of Santiago’s […]

URBAN/intersection: Curtis “TALWST” Santiago

I am excited to feature our March Monthly Maker, Patrick Cruickshank, the artist behind Cruickshank Creative. Cruickshank Creative offers a variety of handcrafted concrete and plaster goods, including my favorite pieces, the concrete plant pots (pictured below). Patrick’s collection features rustic and textured styles that echo nature at its finest. […]

Monthly Maker: Cruickshank Creative, maker of concrete & plaster creations

Opening the doors of the Art Metropole, located at 788 King St West in Toronto, I thought I had walked into the wrong building. This art exhibit had absolutely nothing to do with tea. No tea leaves, no liquids, cups, bags, pots or kettles of any kind were to be […]

Gallery Opening: How to Make a Delicious Tea