Visualizing Absence:
Memorializing the histories of the former Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital

Opening reception:  Nuit, Blanche, Saturday, October 3rd7-9 pm

Exhibit dates and hours:
Runs October 3rd through December 3rd, 2015
Tuesday through Fridaynoon to 5pm

Visualizing Absence: Memorializing the histories of the former Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital is a collaborative art response to archival images, patient records, and hidden and lost stories and memories that constitute the historic Lakeshore grounds.

Artists Alison Brenzil, Dave Clark, Stas Guzar, Susan Mentis, Lucy Pauker and Hannah Zbitnew, in collaboration with Anne Zbitnew, use a variety of media to publicly recover untold, hidden and forgotten histories.

We respect the past by recognizing the Lakeshore grounds as Aboriginal land, and by remembering the psychiatric patients who built, lived, worked and died there.

This exhibit follows Dr. Geoffery Reaume and other mad scholars, historians, activists, artists and allies who tell stories in a historical context from psychiatric patients’ perspectives.

To paraphrase Thomas King:

Take these stories. Do with them what you will. Tell your friends, ignore them, forget them. But don’t say you would live your life differently if you had only heard these stories. You have heard them now.

There will be difficult but important themes of institutional life, including institutional violence and abuse, discussed and represented at this event.

Co-presented by
Tangled Art + Disability at the future home of Tangled Art Gallery and Anne Zbitnew

The future home of the Tangled Art Gallery is located at 401 Richmond St. West, studio 122 on the main floor. The closest accessible subway station is at Union Station. The gallery is also accessible by the Spadina streetcar (Queen Street stop going south from Spadina Station, Richmond Street stop going north from Union Station), which is intermittently accessible.

This event is in a barrier-free location. There is an accessible washroom on the 4th floor of 401 Richmond. We will have ASL interpretation and supportive listening. We request that you help us to make this a scent-free environment. The exhibit follows Smithsonian Museum guidelines for accessibility and inclusivity. Audio description of the artwork is available. Most of the artwork can be touched. The labels are in a large font and in plain language. The labels include a line drawing of the artwork. For any other accessibility arrangements or questions about accessibility, please contact Anne Zbitnew at This is a child-friendly event and a sober space.

Tangled Art + Disability
Eliza Chandler

Anne Zbitnew
Visualizing Absence Website:



Free Bus Tour
AGM | Hamilton Artists Inc. | AGH

Saturday, October 312 – 6 pm
Meet at the AGO (317 Dundas St W) at 12 pm sharp
Free | Registration Required | RSVP at


The AGM is excited to partner with Hamilton Artists Inc. and the Art Gallery of Hamilton to offer a free bus tour to all three institutions, leaving from and returning to downtown Toronto.

First Stop | Art Gallery of Mississauga
Beyond the Pines: Homer Watson and the Contemporary Canadian Landscape
Jason Brown, Jennifer Carvalho, April Hickox, Brian Jungen and Duane Linklater, Gavin Lynch, Reinhard Reitzenstein, and Monica Tap

Homer Watson is considered to be one of the founders of the Canadian landscape painting tradition. He aimed to give a ‘truthful representation’ of the Canadian wilderness in his work, as distinct from the more romanticized style found in depictions of the English and European countryside. Contemporary Canadian artists looking at landscape must also find a way to access the ‘truth’ of a subject that is not only strongly represented in our national artistic history, but one that is both deeply political and personal. Placing contemporary work by emerging and established artists alongside that of Watson illustrates the universality of the quest to appreciate and capture the landscape in which we live.

Second Stop | Hamilton Artists Inc.
Into the Wild
Sonny Assu, Jason Brown, Leisure (Susannah Wesley and Meredith Carruthers), Duane Linklater, Alex McLeod, Darren Rigo, Elinor Whidden, Daniel Young & Christian Giroux as well as select works from the Art Gallery of Hamilton and the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre’s permanent collections

Into the Wild explores expectations of Canadian wilderness— the fictitious narratives and mythology surrounding a hyper-aestheticized Canadian landscape—how it is romanticized, and its role in the construction and perpetuation of a unifying national identity. The eight artists in this exhibition contrast idealized representations of Canadian wilderness and northerness with charged works highlighting the affects of colonial, infrastructural and environmental interventions as well as Canadians’ continued efforts to domesticate and insert themselves into these constructed mythologies. Into the Wild illustrates the political and contested nature of landscape in this nation. Landscape is political. It is framed. And most importantly, it is never neutral.

Last Stop | Art Gallery of Hamilton
are you experienced?
Nadia Belerique, Jessica Eaton, Olafur Eliasson, Dorian FitzGerald, Hadley+Maxwell and Do Ho Suh.

The AGH strikes out into our next century with a massive contemporary art exhibition. Bringing together artists from across the globe, the show offers works that appeal to the senses, making a point that an engagement with art can sometimes occur more readily if one does not have preconceived notions of what it should be. In this exhibition, experience creates meaning. Through immersive and interactive installations, photography, video, painting, sculpture and sound art, the artists engage viewers and invite participation. Familiar objects and images are presented in new contexts, suggesting alternative modes of understanding. The artworks appeal to the viewer’s psychological and intuitive senses, or memory, with the goal of promoting visual and aural awareness and engagement.


The Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) is a public, not-for-profit art gallery located in the Mississauga Civic Centre right on Celebration Square across from Square One Shopping Centre. The AGM is proud to admit people free of charge, serve communities, and provide positive visual art experiences for all visitors.

Engage. Think. Inspire. This phrase opens the dialogue at the AGM. The Gallery connects with the people of Mississauga through the collection and presentation of relevant works from a range of periods and movements in Canadian art. Expressing multiple ideas and concepts, this visual art translates into meaningful cultural and social experiences for all audiences. The AGM employs innovative education, artist projects and other forms of dialogue to advance critical enquiry and community connection to the visual arts. The mandate of the Gallery is to “bring art to the community and the community to art.”


Shellie Zhang – Communications

FORGE: Artist's Health: Stress, Self Care and Studio Safety- October 7


FORGE: Artist's Health: Stress, Self Care and Studio Safety
Wednesday, October 7, 6:30-8:30pm.
Auditorium, Toronto Western Hospital

Facebook Event HERE!
Reserve your spot here-

Your health is important! Join the staff of the Al and Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre (AHC) at Toronto Western Hospital for a unique workshop focusing on your health and well-being.  

From dealing with stress, to repetitive strain injuries, use of harsh chemicals and demanding schedules, artists put a lot of strain on their physical and mental well-being. Join us to learn tips to take care of your body and mind.

Come and meet Dr. Dugoua (Naturopathic Doctor), Ruth Bittorf (Nurse Practitioner) and Susan Lucas (Psychotherapist) as they guide you through self-care strategies including tips for managing stress, naturopathic medicine to heal the body and a guided meditation. The workshop will include an introduction to the services of the AHC, tour of the clinic and a Q&A.

Akin Collective gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council.


On Sunday, September 27 2015, from 2 to 6 pm, The Laneway Project will partner with the Bloordale BIA, the Bloor Improvement Group and the Bloordale CIA to transform Bloordale’s laneways into positive, safe and fun spaces for the whole neighbourhood to enjoy!

The Bloordale Laneway Crawl has three components:
  1. Fun, participative, pop-up activities on the properties beside the laneways 
  2. A live-art garage mural program, in partnership with the STEPS Initiative
  3. A laneway route that connects it all together
Come and join us as we transform these underused neighbourhood spaces into a dynamic, vibrant destination! We've got a growing list of activities to tempt you:

Visit for more info. We hope to see you there



OCTOBER 3, 12:00-4:00PM.

Join the event on Facebook.

Please join us for a private tour of the current exhibitions at three of Toronto's best galleries in their new locations before gathering at Akin Collective and taking on Nuit Blanche 2015 as a group.

Yes, your friends can come along. Yes, your flask can come along.


1. Meet at Cooper Cole at 12:00pm. 1134 Dupont St

2. Head to Angell Gallery. 1444 Dupont St., Unit 15

3. Head to Erin Stump Projects, 1558 Dupont St

4. Head to Akin Collective

5. Head out for the night for Nuit Blanche 2015.

ISO: Student Night @ The Powerplant- Akin Collective

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ISO: Student Night @ The Power Plant 

Featuring- Akin Collective

-Facebook Event-

Date and Time

6 October 2015 | 8:00 PM


The Power Plant


FREE Students with ID, $12 Non-Students
Cash Bar

 Attention all post-secondary students: What are you In Search Of? Our third annual Student Night is for those seeking professional development opportunities and a chance to network with established artists and other professionals. Enjoy good times with art, music, food and performances by Tough Guy Mountain and Heretical Objects Cooperative and DOOMSQUAD. Throughout the evening there will be unique opportunities for cross-disciplinary skills exchange with established cultural producers. Interested in presenting your work at our Show and Tell? Visit our website for more details on how to apply. Be one of the first 100 post-secondary students through the door and you will receive a special complimentary one-year membership to the gallery courtesy of the new W. Bruce C. Bailey Student Membership Program.


Are you involved in a creative project? Share your work at The Power Plant’s third annual ISO: Student Night. We invite presenters from all disciplines and backgrounds to participate in our Show & Tell presentations. All projects are welcome and can encompass art projects, start-ups, community initiative, theses, performance and much more!

Presentations will take place on our Show & Tell stage and will be limited to 3 minutes in length. Presentations can include a visual, audio or performative component.

The Show & Tell presentations will are an opportunity for you to meet, network, exchange ideas and discuss your work in a public forum. Throughout the evening there will be unique opportunities for networking and cross-disciplinary skills exchange with established cultural producers.

ISO: Student Night @ The Power Plant is geared towards post secondary students seeking professional development opportunities. Be one of the first 100 post-secondary students through the door and you will receive a special complimentary one-year Membership to the gallery courtesy of the new W. Bruce C. Bailey Student Membership Program. With performances by Toronto-based artists Tough Guy Mountain, Heretical Objects Cooperative and music by DOOMSQUAD.

Submission and Entry Requirements

Please submit your application at the following email address:
Or using our online form

Please include the following information:
• Presentation title
• A one-line description of your work
• 3-slide Power Point presentation or a 3 minute audio or video file of your work
• Your name and contact information

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is midnight Sunday, 27 September, 2015. Accepted presentations will be notified by Thursday, 1 October, 2015. Presenters will be asked to submit their final presentations by Monday, 5 October, 2015.



Graven Feather is a gallery, studio, and art space located at 906 Queen St. West in Toronto. We are interested in the promotion of contemporary fine art and craft, and we’d like to invite established and emerging artists to submit exhibition proposals for the year 2016. This call is open to all manner of artists and craft practitioners, and the possibility for creative freedom is wide open. If you have an idea for a show, we’d like to hear about it. We are in the heart of the Queen West strip of galleries and independent shops and businesses, and can offer 300 square feet of bright, beautiful, and affordable exhibition space.


Please make sure to READ THE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES, then send the following information to with EXHIBITION APPLICATION in the subject line. 
• Name and contact information
• Project proposal 
• Artist's CV
• 5-10 images of your work
• Website or Blog if applicable

Deadline: September 30th, 2015

Exhibitions Include:
A press release sent out to our media contact list.
Promotion through our newsletter and social media platforms
Evening for reception
Assistance for installation & take down

Graven Feather charges an exhibition fee of $750 +hst, as well as a 25% commission on sales conducted by the gallery.



Funding for new generation artists living and working on the margins

CUE is a radical arts initiative dedicated to supporting new generation artists who live and work on the margins. We recognize that, throughout history, some of the most important artwork was, and still is, created by artists who practice outside of conventional frameworks–underrepresented artists who, by choice or circumstance, do not participate in capitalist culture nor share in its privileges. There are bright lights shining from the cracks and corners.

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CUE grants are for artists who:
  • Identify as new generation artists (15 – 29 years old) living and working on the margins
  • Work in any artistic discipline
  • Have a solid idea for an art project that can be completed in 3 months and can be exhibited or presented in some way
  • Demonstrate experience in their medium
  • Have not received funding from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, or other substantial arts funding
  • Connect with CUE before submitting an application


To connect with CUE email

Information Sessions

September 15th 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
LOCATION: SKETCH - 180 Shaw Street, Suite 201, Toronto

September 22nd 4 - 7 p.m. 
LOCATION: East Metro Youth Services - 1200 Markham Road, 
Suite 200, Scarborough

Drop-in Mentorship Sessions

CUE will be at SKETCH every 
Thursday in October 
2 - 7 p.m. 
Drop by to get one-on-one
consultation in developing 
your project and proposal.


October 30, 2015 

(at 11:59-and-a-half p.m.)

Supplies in demand
Don’t be late. 

Supported by:
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Akin Collective


Akin Collective is  thrilled to present a unique series of free panel discussions and artist talks at The Toronto Outdoor art Exhibition 2015.

Talks will span topics and themes including the role of public art and the ownership of public spaces, shifts in the Toronto art world, the internet as artistic space, the benefits of outdoor art, and new methods of engaging public spaces all centered around the theme of “expectations”.

Art Hear Tent at City Hall! 100 Queen Street West.



Friday, September 18:

12:30 pm: “Art and the Internet”
Alex Mcleod, Artist
Benjamin Bruneau, Artist and critic
Tough Guy Mountain, Artists.

4:30 pm: “Claiming Public Space: Who does Public Art belong to?”
Ben Mills, Vice President, Public Art Management
Lilie Zendel, Manager, StreetARToronto (StART)
Laura Berazadi, Metrolinx Senior Advisor, Integrated Art
Lara Tarlo, City Planning, City of Toronto


Saturday, September 19:

2:00 pm: “Outdoor Spaces: Activations, Interventions”
VSVSVS, Artists
Tania Thompson, Founder, Sunday Drive Art Projects
Sean Martindale, Artist

3:00 pm: Performance Art: “Audiences and Attention”
Bridget Moser, Artist
Shannon Cochrane, Artist/Director of FADO Performance Art Centre
Basil AlZeri, Artist


Sunday, September 20:

1:00pm: “Collectives and Collaborations: The Shared Spaces”
Oliver Pauk, Founder and Director, Akin Collective
Adil Dhalla, Director of Culture, Centre for Social Innovation
Ashley Proctor, Founder, Creative Bluerprint & Foundery

3:00pm:“Popular Commentary: Topics in Toronto’s Art Scene”
David Liss, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
Shari Orenstein, Conversations from Toronto Art World
Jamie Angell, Director, Angell Gallery