Collective City traces the history of artist generated galleries and collectives that operated as alternative exhibition venues in Toronto from the late 1980’s to present day. You can visit the Collective City artist database as well as see the films at: www.collectivecity.ca
The "C" Word is a group exhibition exploring the role of craft in contemporary art, through the work of eighteen Canadian artists. Suggesting that “craft” sometimes carries negative connotations, the exhibition celebrates the making of things, drawing attention to the continued presence of craft in the work of well-known contemporary artists.
The exhibition was accompanied by a series of video interviews, in which each of the artists speaks about the role that craft plays in their practice, and a publication featuring texts by Shelley Adler, Richard Mongiat and Richard Rhodes.
You can access the essays here: