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Exhibition opening at Evans Contemporary

A Space for Us

Resisting gentrification and artist displacement: Evans Contemporary, and the making and undoing of a downtown art scene On April 3, a landmark decision was narrowly passed by City Council on behalf of developer Parkview Homes and the owners of the

Exhibition opening at Evans Contemporary

A Space for Us

Resisting gentrification and artist displacement: Evans Contemporary, and the making and undoing of a downtown art scene On April 3, a landmark decision was narrowly passed by City Council on behalf of developer Parkview Homes and the owners of the

Peterborough Municipal Cultural Plan Artwork by Skylar Ough

The Municipal Cultural Plan: Long on Big, Short on Small

I’m likely one of a handful of people who actually refer to the 2012 City of Peterborough Municipal Cultural Plan (MCP) (PDF) on a regular basis. Respected arts consultants along with a team of city planners and the public collaborated on

Peterborough Municipal Cultural Plan Artwork by Skylar Ough

The Municipal Cultural Plan: Long on Big, Short on Small

I’m likely one of a handful of people who actually refer to the 2012 City of Peterborough Municipal Cultural Plan (MCP) (PDF) on a regular basis. Respected arts consultants along with a team of city planners and the public collaborated on

Photo Credit: Alex Bierk

Alex Bierk: Forerunners

You can go home again, but it won’t be the same. The physical place may change with time, but the idea of home is etched into us like a tattoo. We can harbour an implacable longing and revulsion for home

Photo Credit: Alex Bierk

Alex Bierk: Forerunners

You can go home again, but it won’t be the same. The physical place may change with time, but the idea of home is etched into us like a tattoo. We can harbour an implacable longing and revulsion for home

Detail of painting by Avery Morris

Drool

The intimate black box theatre that is the Theatre on King is a departure from the white cube that we usually associate with a gallery. But it’s the chosen venue for Drool, an exhibition of eight young artists. Alana Batten, Anwyn

Detail of painting by Avery Morris

Drool

The intimate black box theatre that is the Theatre on King is a departure from the white cube that we usually associate with a gallery. But it’s the chosen venue for Drool, an exhibition of eight young artists. Alana Batten, Anwyn

Meryl McMaster - Weight of the Shadow

Review: Meryl McMaster – Wanderings

There are many points of entry into Wanderings, Meryl McMaster’s exhibition at Artspace: Indigenous, feminist, fine art photography, media arts, performative, sculptural, interdisciplinary, Surrealist, multi-cultural, self-portrait, land-based, anthropomorphic, craft / material arts, post-literate. The young Ottawa-based artist is one to

Meryl McMaster - Weight of the Shadow

Review: Meryl McMaster – Wanderings

There are many points of entry into Wanderings, Meryl McMaster’s exhibition at Artspace: Indigenous, feminist, fine art photography, media arts, performative, sculptural, interdisciplinary, Surrealist, multi-cultural, self-portrait, land-based, anthropomorphic, craft / material arts, post-literate. The young Ottawa-based artist is one to

Contesting Canada’s Future

It’s a thing worth noting when a small town opens its doors to the world. On May 21-23, 2015, right here in Nogojiwanong, almost 200 attendees joined a stellar lineup of international academics, cultural workers and activists at a banquet

Contesting Canada’s Future

It’s a thing worth noting when a small town opens its doors to the world. On May 21-23, 2015, right here in Nogojiwanong, almost 200 attendees joined a stellar lineup of international academics, cultural workers and activists at a banquet

Sketch for Storm Cloud Mid-May by John Cli

John Climenhage – Terre Sauvage: The Topology of Anamnesis

So you’re on a highway and this highway is the only way to get to where you’re going. And yet you know you will never actually get there. Sometimes the fog rolls in and it’s so damn thick that the

Sketch for Storm Cloud Mid-May by John Cli

John Climenhage – Terre Sauvage: The Topology of Anamnesis

So you’re on a highway and this highway is the only way to get to where you’re going. And yet you know you will never actually get there. Sometimes the fog rolls in and it’s so damn thick that the