Kids ages 7 to 12 are invited to join Project Kids & Cameras at East End Arts for an After school Photo Club Program! Once a week for five weeks, join us at St. Matthew's Clubhouse for this photo-activity packed program! We'll go on a photo scavenger hunt, find faces in places, make photo action flip books, create friendship triptychs, learn about composition, vantage points, elements of design, scale and perspective, and so much more! Digital cameras and portable printers provided for use during the program.
Cost: $155, register online Date: Thursdays from April 25 to May 23, 2019 Time: 3:45 - 5:15pm Location: East End Arts, St. Matthew's Clubhouse - 450 Broadview Ave
Project Kids & Cameras is a social enterprise empowering kids ages 5-13 to explore their voice and the world around them through photography, literacy, visual thinking skills, and social action.
Award-winning Toronto-based international print & online literary magazine Into the Void is accepting submissions of visual art to Issue 9. There is no theme or restrictions on style or genre, we accept everything from paintings to photography to crafts, provided they can be submitted as image files.
Artists accepted for publication will receive a print copy of the issue.
Into the Void is dedicated to providing a platform for world-class fiction, flash, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual art from people of all kinds all over the world, as well as literature, music, and film reviews, interviews, and news and articles on all things arts and culture. Into the Void strives to be a home where diversity is valued and art is treasured.
'Habitat' presents new work by artist Luis Jacob, who is known for his practice that destabilizes conventions of looking to highlight the socio-political dimensions of the visual world. Anchoring the exhibition is Album XIV, constructed of hundreds of images cut from books and magazines and displayed as an extended sequence without identifying captions or context. The work features images of city planning, abstract art, and references to forms of spectatorship, including the work of various Toronto artists and particular moments in the city’s development.
More than a chronicle of Toronto’s visual history, Habitat queries the relationship of the city’s culture to its economic life and its forms of self-identity (both projected and submerged). The exhibition continues Jacob’s role as a renegade semiotician—an artist whose reordering of images exerts conscious and unconscious pressure on the ways that people assign, experience, and reconfigure meaning.
What the show is about: Two artists finding meaning in natural materials and how they can inform the way we live. Mazzarello has turned to plant life and landscapes to study connections between this world and the human form in her series THE DREAMING PLANT. Arron’s WEAVE ME pieces are woven studies, each one exposing raw edges and hidden meanings through imagery and natural fibres.
The Akin Vitrine Gallery launched on October 1, 2016 at our Dupont studios. This miniature gallery features the diverse talent of our members with a new installation each month.
Our current exhibition running for the month of May, features new work by Akin Lansdowne member, Jessica Thalmann.
“These people were content with their environment, and felt no particular objection to an impersonal steel and concrete landscape, no qualms about the invasion of their privacy by government agencies and organizations, and if anything welcoming these intrusions, using them for their own purposes. These people were the first to master a new kind of 20th century life. They thrived on the rapid turnover of acquaintances, the lack of involvement with others, and the total self-sufficiency of lives which, needing nothing, were never disappointed.” – JG Ballard
High-Rise is a site-specific installation of hand-folded archival pigment prints investigating the exploding steel and glass landscape of downtown Toronto as a veritable condoland converges onto the apex of the city. The strange lives of condo-dwellers seem at once compact, luxurious and quietly desperate as reflected sunlight bounces between glass curtain walls, almost folding one unit onto one another, never knowing where one begins or ends.
Photographs of glass condos are folded using a special Miura pattern named for its inventor Japanese astrophysicist Koryo Miura. A Miura fold can be packed into a compact shape, and unfurled in a single motion. This pattern has even been used in solar panel arrays for space satellites in the Japanese space program have been Miura folded before launch and then spread out in space.
Jessica Thalmann is an artist, curator and writer currently based in Toronto and New York City. She received a Master of Fine Arts in Advanced Photographic Studies from ICP-Bard College and a BFA in Visual Arts from York University. She has worked at the Doris McCarthy Gallery, Toronto International Film Festival, C Magazine, the Art Gallery of York University and Yossi Milo Gallery. She has shown at various venues in Toronto, Vancouver and New York City including the Art Gallery of Mississauga, Flash Forward 2010, Whippersnapper Gallery, Nuit Blanche, the Artist Project, VIVO Media Arts Center, Aperture Foundation, the International Centre of Photography, Photoville, the Camera Club of New York and Printed Matter’s New York Art Book Fair.
High-Rise, 2017 Folded Archival Pigment Prints dimensions variable
The gallery is located at the Clock Factory Building at 1485 Dupont Street (entrance on Campbell Avenue). Find Akin Studio 215 on the second floor and follow the sign into the hallway around the corner. The building is open from 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, or to arrange a viewing outside of those hours please contact the artist: firstname.lastname@example.org
International curators, directors, publishers, and photo editors are brought together during CONTACT to review work by emerging artists, with a focus on documentary, photojournalism, narrative or photo-based art practices. Those with projects at an advanced stage of development who are seeking opportunities for publishing and exhibiting nationally or internationally, as well as looking for guidance on conceptual approaches or career development advice are encouraged to participate.
All entries must be submitted by November 30, 2016, at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Enter one of the following categories:
NATURAL WORLD: Animals, plants and landscapes; geological or climatological features; and scientific processes and endeavors.
TRAVEL: Locales, peoples or activities in the United States and abroad that convey a sense of place.
PEOPLE: Portraits and photos of groups or individuals.
THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Events, objects or activities connecting the American people to their history or their cultural heritage; photographs that tell us what it means to be an American and provide a sense of what it is like to live in this country.
ALTERED IMAGES: Photographs manipulated for artistic purposes by applying digital and/or traditional special effects (i.e., colorizing, toning, collage, photo composites, HDR, etc.).
MOBILE: Any photograph taken with a mobile device (phone or tablet).
SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL, made possible through the support of United Eco-Skies: The award for this category, the Eco-Skies Sustainable Travel Leadership Award, recognizes a photographer who demonstrates leadership and an active commitment to travel for environmentally responsible purposes, generating positive social, economic, or environmental outcomes in the local communities traveled to and ensuring the destination remains an attractive place to live, work and visit for future generations. The winner of this category will receive two round-trip tickets to select destinations, courtesy of United.
The Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival invites photographic artists to submit proposals for the 2017 Featured Exhibition programme.
The Featured Exhibitions category showcases high-calibre exhibitions and recognizes outstanding photo-based projects. These exhibitions are highlighted prominently in the Festival's programming and communications, including the CONTACT magazine, website, and newsletter. Featured Exhibitions benefit from promotion and coverage through CONTACT's extensive public relations initiatives and draw significant attention to the artists and venues involved.
CONTACT welcomes submissions from emerging, mid-career, and established Canadian and international artists and curators. The call is open to proposals for solo or group exhibitions on any subject matter, and to all photo-based practices. To be eligible, shows must take place for a minimum of two weeks during the month of May 2017, and must have a confirmed exhibition space.
Incomplete submissions will not be accepted or reviewed
Priority is given to works that have not yet been exhibited in Toronto
Priority is given to those presenting in professional spaces
The exhibition space must hold public viewing hours
Decision letters with be sent out in mid-December 2016
The Gattuso Prize Featured Exhibitions are eligible for The Gattuso Prize, a $5,000 award that acknowledges an outstanding exhibition in the Festival. Selected by a jury, the award decision is based on the calibre and concept of the work, the curatorial vision, and the overall impact and presentation of the exhibition.
About CONTACT The Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival is the largest photography event in the world, and a premiere cultural experience in Canada, with over 1500 artists in 200 exhibitions and happenings throughout the month in the Greater Toronto Area. Founded in 1997, CONTACT is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to celebrating and fostering the art and profession of photography. In 2017, CONTACT’s core programming will celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary.
About North American Meditations Always trying to figure out what this life is about, Celia Moase and Dason Johnson went on a journey throughout Canada and the United States, documenting along the way. What commenced as a road trip to visit friends and family, with camping in some green spots on the map in between, became very nature-focused and was driven by freedom, inspiration, intention and a sense of discovery. Join them on opening night September 29 to view Celia’s large Hasselblad film photographs in print, paired with meditational life lessons and video and sound footage by Dason of their continuous journey.
On October 1, Nuit Blanche, Celia and Dason open the space for all in an immersive jam. Dason’s musical talents will guide the evening, and everyone is welcome to add to the recording and atmosphere. Celia will be present to help you be present by enlightening your senses with various foods, scents and tangibles. Think you aren’t creative or musical? They’re here to show you just the opposite. Come slow down and immerse yourself in their oasis from dusk to late.
North American Meditations runs from September 29-October 9
OUTREACH is our award-winning education program designed specifically for youth from underserved communities, using photography as a medium of creative self-expression. OUTREACH breaks down barriers to the arts and encourages youth to develop their creative voice and understand the power of the photographic image. Through OUTREACH, Gallery 44 works in collaboration with community organizations to offer black and white photography workshops to over 50 young people in the G.T.A. The workshops have a different thematic focus each year, which guides the youth from concept, through to production and exhibition at Gallery 44.
Every year, Gallery 44 awards two participants from our OUTREACH program, the David Barker Maltby Award in keeping with his commitment to education, community activism and documentary photography. Award winners, nominated by instructors and selected by a committee, have excelled within the OUTREACH program. Recipients are awarded based on their talent and commitment to continuing with their arts practice.
Through the OUTREACH program, Gallery 44 provides photography education outside of the formal school system and builds relationships with other non-profit community organizations by offering photography workshops free of charge to youth. These workshops are designed to meet the specific needs of each youth group involved, and are taught by qualified photographers who have a personal relationship with each community organization.
CONTACT is accepting submissions from artists and photographers with well-developed projects to participate in the 2015 Portfolio Reviews.
International experts in the field of photography are brought together for two days during CONTACT to review the work by those with a focus mainly on narrative, photo-based art practices, documentary, and photojournalism. This year CONTACT will present a series of related events, such as lectures, workshops and a performance, that focus on the photobook and the publishing industry.
This is an important program for artists and photographers with projects at advanced stages of development who are seeking opportunities for publishing and exhibiting--as well as for those looking for guidance on conceptual approaches or career development advice.
2015 Reviewers include: Bruno Ceschel, Self Publish, Be Happy, London; Joanne Junga Yang, Y&G Art, Seoul; Sophie Hackett, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Olivier Laurent, TIME LightBox, New York; Dewi Lewis, Dewi Lewis Publishing, London; Moritz Neumüller, PhotoIreland, Dublin; Susana Reisman & Claire Sykes, Circuit Gallery, Toronto; Bonnie Rubenstein, Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto; Maarten Schilt, Schilt Publishing & Schilt Publishing Gallery, Amsterdam; Hannamari Shakya, Raw View Magazine, Helsinki; Jonathan Shaughnessy, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Supported by Ontario Arts Council and Vistek. This program was created to support and advance the careers of talented artists and photographers.
Ryerson Image Centre Symposium
Photography Historians: A New Generation? highlights the most current research in the history of photography, bringing emerging scholars from universities worldwide to speak about their areas of study, their methods and their findings. This rising group of young photo-historians will engage in dialogue with prominent academics, revealing how contemporary historical inquiry sits within--and departs from--established traditions. The Symposium is organized by the Ryerson Image Centre with support from Ryerson University's School of Image Arts.
The Symposium is free to attend, and takes place March 26-28 at Ryerson University. For more information, visit the Ryerson website.
CONTACT is pleased to co-present a screening of the film "The Salt of the Earth" at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival. This film follows the photographer Sebastião Salgado across continents as he builds a new masterwork on climate change, one breath-taking image at a time. Salgado's eye as an artist is second to none in the world of photojournalism.
Our friends at Hot Docs are seeking volunteers for the upcoming festival, and are also hosting an information session on volunteering in Toronto's cultural sector on March 14. Volunteers have the opportunity to meet and become part of a growing network of filmmakers, students and film lovers and to develop their skills and gain experience through North America's largest documentary film festival. For more information, visit the Hot Docs website.
CONTACT fosters and celebrates the art and profession of photography with an annual festival in May and year-round programming in the CONTACT Gallery.
CONTACT, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1997 and granted charitable status in 2011, is generously supported by Scotiabank, Nikon Canada, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso, Vistek, Torys LLP, Ernst & Young LLP, Toronto Image Works, Kronenbourg, The Gilder, Stratus Vineyards, Transcontinental PLM, 3M Canada, Four By Eight Signs, Beyond Digital Imaging, Hotel Le Germain, The Gladstone Hotel, The Globe and Mail, NOW Magazine, and BlogTO.
CONTACT gratefully acknowledges the support of Ontario Trillium Foundation, Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, Celebrate Ontario, Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Ontario Arts Council, The Government of Ontario, Partners in Art, Street Art Toronto, Canada Council for the Arts, the Hal Jackman Foundation, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Goethe-Institut, the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council, and all of our funders, donors, and programming partners.
Call for Submissions: CONTACT 918: The Dark Room 4.0
A crowd-sourced, group exhibition celebrating alternative process and analog photography in the digital age.
Randy Grskovic, Demi-Verite A, 2014
Submission Deadline:Friday March 13, 2015, 5 pm EST Submission form and requirements available at:www.918bathurst.com
918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts Media and Education is seeking submissions for our fourth annual The Dark Room 4.0. This exhibition celebrates analogue and alternative process photography, and the intriguing work these methods produce.
Photographers using analogue and alternatives to digital photographic processes are invited to submit their work. This includes film negatives, pinhole, collodion/wet plate, silver gelatin, platinum prints, camera obscura, lomography, photograms, or other experimental uses of the wet/dark room.
The exhibition consists of two distinct components: On April 23, all accepted submissions will be displayed at Gallery 918 in a public showcase and celebration. During this event, both the public and our invited jury will select the photographs to be shown during our official two-week exhibition from May 5 – 29. Artists selected for this exhibition will be eligible for awards provided by our sponsors and partners, including Rizzoli Books.
Call for Artist Submissions Deadline:Friday March 13, 2015 by 5 pm EST
Public Preview Celebration and Voting:Thursday April 23, 12 pm – 11 pm
Exhibition Dates:Tuesday, May 5 – Friday, May 29
Closing Reception and Awards:Friday, May 29
Location: Gallery 918 at 918 Bathurst, Toronto, 416-538-0868
The Dark Room 3.0: a crowd-sourced, group exhibition celebrating alternative process and analog photography in the digital age
SAVE THE DATE!
Come to 918 Bathurst on Thursday April 24 from 12 noon to 11 pm to vote for your favourite works from our selection of submissions for The Dark Room 3.0!
The Dark Room 3.0 is an Open Exhibition of the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, showcasing and celebrating the art of analog and alternative process photography.
We’ve gathered 150 works from emerging and established artists who are preserving the knowledge and practices of classic photography and testing the boundaries of this art form. Processes on display will include 35 mm film, pinhole, uranotype, Polaroid, wet plate, silver gelatin, cyanotype, platinum prints and more!
Our Preview Celebration on April 24 will be your chance to decide which of these works get to be displayed during our official two-week exhibition from May 2-15! Artists selected for the two-week exhibition will be eligible for cash prizes and awards generously provided by our sponsors and partners.
Public Preview Celebration & Voting: Thurs April 24, 12 noon – 11 pm
Exhibition Dates: Friday May 2 – Thursday May 15
Gallery hours 11 am – 4 pm, and to 8 pm on Fridays
The Dark Room 3.0 is a group exhibition celebrating analog and alternative process photography, bringing together emerging and established artists who are preserving the knowledge and practices of classic photography and testing the boundaries of this art form.
Processes under consideration will include 35 mm photography or other film negatives, pinhole, wet plate, silver gelatin, platinum prints, lomography, photogram, and others.
An initial preview reception on April 24, 2014 will allow members of the public and an invited jury to vote and select the works to be shown during the official two-week exhibition from May 2-15. Artists selected for the two-week exhibition will be eligible for cash awards, prizes and a solo gallery show generously provided by our sponsors and partners, and awarded at a closing reception on May 15.
Call for Artist Submissions Deadline: Friday March 28, 2014
Public Preview Celebration & Voting: Thurs April 24, 12pm-11pm