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“This Art Works!” Launch

Thu July 13, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Part of the Community Arts Space: Art is Change


Madeleine Co., CBC and OCAD University celebrate the launch of This Art Works!, a CBC Original Series with CBC Arts. This Art Works! showcases emerging artists sharing how-to’s of their art works, and is hosted by The Head (Brandon Hackett), a greco-bust sculpture who is joined by a colourful cast of other gallery characters. This Art Works! shares a peek into the curious and often magical behind-the scenes processes of socially innovative artists working today.

Hosted by Amanda Parris (host of CBC Art’s Exhibitionists), the launch will include an exclusive screening of two episodes, and a chance to hear from the show’s creators and producers.

About Works for Change

The Works for Change exhibition recreates the film set of This Art Works!, which will serve as the backdrop to a program of how-to workshops and performances led by This Art Works! artists about their creative practices. Spanning one of the walls of the space, the audience can also join in the collective creation of a large-scale artwork.

Known for projects that re-imagine social issues through experiential storytelling and multimedia art, Madeleine Co. is excited to share sneak peeks from the series This Art Works! and unlock the potential for the public to contribute to art-making and social change.

About the Community Arts Space: Art is Change

The Gardiner Museum’s unique history and identity is rooted in the city,  but its future is increasingly shaped by those beyond the core cultural corridor. As space increasingly becomes a premium downtown, the Gardiner has collaborated with six cultural and community partners to consider how institutional outreach can be re-shaped by local artists, curators, and architects. Looking to the rapid high-rise developments happening within the Museum’s own Yorkville neighbourhood, the projects in Art is Change consider how the city’s unique and varied local histories of art and social activism can be re-mapped for the future. Learn more

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