Tag Archives: Canada

FLÂNEUR IN OTTAWA: Public Protest & Public Art PT 1

Protestors gather around the Centennial Flame at the Parliament Buildings, Ottawa. I am giving a photographic assignment to myself. Directive: Find examples of communities protesting Find  examples of art in public spaces I have no real agenda other than to walk where my feet take me then just document what I happen across although I [...]

THE TORONTO PALESTINE FILM FESTIVAL: (No) Laughing Matter

(No) Laughing Matter / Blague à part by Vanessa Rousselo If a documentary is to break stereotypes of how a person living in an occupied land engages with his or her world then this is the film. It is an existence that can be bleak and as some young girls take the filmmaker through the [...]

TWO ROOMS WITH A VIEW BUT WORLDS AWAY

The CN Tower and Gardiner Expressway, Toronto. Photo by Leah Snyder. Oddly enough when I snapped this view from my living room in Toronto I saw a tweet that my cousin in Johannesburg did exactly the same thing. Do shared genes = telepathy? As I work away at my desk I have a great view [...]

AGO’S GRANGE PRIZE – CAST YOUR VOTE TODAY!

On Wednesday, I finally made it out to the last of the Grange Prize Gallery Talks. Srimoyee Mitra, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Windsor (formerly Programming Co-ordinator at SAVAC) was speaking about each of the photographers (Gauri Gill, Elaine Stocki, Althea Thauberger and Nandini Valli) and giving her insight as a [...]

INTO THE VOID

Billboard outside Mercer Union for exhibit “Changing Stakes: Contemporary Art Dialogues with Dubai”. On bright September afternoon I stepped into artist centre, Mercer Union, for the first time. I have had a desire to go there since I saw Sarah Robayo Sheridan, Director of Exhibitions at Mercer, interview Edgar B. Howard of Checkboard Films after [...]

GRAFFITI ON RUE SAINT-LAURENT, MONTREAL

Graffiti on Rue Saint-Laurent, Montreal. Along with all the snaps I took in Montreal of great logo design put into practice, I was also visually impressed with how random acts of graffiti appeared so brilliantly avant-garde and perfectly placed. The God of Graffiti has definitely blessed streets like Rue Saint-Laurent. See more of my shots [...]

HAPPY CANADA DAY!

Out on the water, boat anchored for the night up in Georgian Bay, this time last year. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post