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