Category Archives: The Slant

A Trout with attitude …

Trickling up

I think of an art community like a forest. It has an ecology. Some trees may grow larger than others, but to place more value on an old growth tree than on the worm that feeds the bird that nests

Trickling up

I think of an art community like a forest. It has an ecology. Some trees may grow larger than others, but to place more value on an old growth tree than on the worm that feeds the bird that nests

The talisman

In the summer of 1888, Paul Sérusier went to Pont-Aven to work under the mentorship of Paul Gauguin, who at the time was something of a renegade even by Impressionist standards. There Sérusier painted a small oil painting which became known

The talisman

In the summer of 1888, Paul Sérusier went to Pont-Aven to work under the mentorship of Paul Gauguin, who at the time was something of a renegade even by Impressionist standards. There Sérusier painted a small oil painting which became known

Art 2.0

In a surprise move, sources close to the art scene confirmed yesterday that the complete assets of the Canadian arts have been purchased for an undisclosed sum by a conglomerate based in the Republic of China. A spokesperson for the

Art 2.0

In a surprise move, sources close to the art scene confirmed yesterday that the complete assets of the Canadian arts have been purchased for an undisclosed sum by a conglomerate based in the Republic of China. A spokesperson for the

Tucking in

The phrase “tucking in” has dogged me since the solstice. Literally it could mean putting a little one to bed or digging into a delicious meal. The dark days of winter are haunting and often daunting. I resist, I resist,

Tucking in

The phrase “tucking in” has dogged me since the solstice. Literally it could mean putting a little one to bed or digging into a delicious meal. The dark days of winter are haunting and often daunting. I resist, I resist,

What politicians don’t understand about the arts

How do you explain what artists need to politicians? Local arts consultant Su Ditta has been fighting the good fight for artists in this community for a long time. At the opening of the Art Gallery of Peterborough exhibit The

What politicians don’t understand about the arts

How do you explain what artists need to politicians? Local arts consultant Su Ditta has been fighting the good fight for artists in this community for a long time. At the opening of the Art Gallery of Peterborough exhibit The

Beyond precarity

It is a concept that has become a popular buzzword in the art world. The notion of precarity was delicately referenced by the Art Gallery of Peterborough’s incoming Curator, Fynn Leitch in her talk in June 2014, in regards to

Beyond precarity

It is a concept that has become a popular buzzword in the art world. The notion of precarity was delicately referenced by the Art Gallery of Peterborough’s incoming Curator, Fynn Leitch in her talk in June 2014, in regards to

10 Ways to Kick Yourself in the Pants

We’ve all been there. There are days when every creative trail seems to lead off a cliff; when the tried and true, even the work your trusted peers tell you is wonderful, begins to feel trite and hackneyed; when you

10 Ways to Kick Yourself in the Pants

We’ve all been there. There are days when every creative trail seems to lead off a cliff; when the tried and true, even the work your trusted peers tell you is wonderful, begins to feel trite and hackneyed; when you