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Sticker Parties and Mint Iced Tea at PIO Centre for Drawing
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Sticker Parties and Mint Iced Tea at PIO Centre for Drawing

There’s nothing that makes me happier than running out of data, abandoning Google Maps and having to wander a massive Brooklyn-esque loft building in Toronto’s west end in search of an art happening a good friend of mine has put together. I accidentally stumbled into an axe-throwing workshop and proceeded to test an entire floor’s worth … Continue reading

Voguabond and the Art of Clothes Swapping
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Voguabond and the Art of Clothes Swapping

This past Sunday saw the first edition of Voguabond Swap Events Co. take place at ROUND in Kensington Market. Founded by a team of five lovely ladies, Voguabond’s vision is simple, yet admirable. Acknowledging 1) how nearly impossible it is to update one’s wardrobe sustainably, 2) that blatant stubbornness that keeps that beautifully painful pair of high heels in the back … Continue reading

Shooting with Calica: A Collaborative Textile Studio
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Shooting with Calica: A Collaborative Textile Studio

    Calica Studio is a Toronto-based collaborative textile studio that sustainably designs and prints 100% silk scarves, inspired by found objects and personal photographs. I modelled for Neon Hills and Pressed, two of their recently released collections shot in collaboration with photographer Erin Simkin.       You can see more photos and learn more about Calica … Continue reading

Painting the City with the StART Underpass Project
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Painting the City with the StART Underpass Project

Having just spent an energetic past couple of months working in Montréal at MURAL, Canada’s largest public art festival, it would only make sense for touch base again in Toronto, pick up my camera and head to yesterday’s live public art festival organized by Mural Routes in partnership with Street Art Toronto. Over eighteen multidisciplinary artists and … Continue reading

Chris Burns: On Pyrography and making art with fire
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Chris Burns: On Pyrography and making art with fire

Some time ago, I daytripped  up to Whitby for an exclusive studio visit with the talented Chris Burns: artist, pyrographer and brain behind Champstiles Woodburning. With contagious enthusiasm, Chris gave me a fascinating tour of his seemingly infinite collection of artworks and commission pieces, ranging from decks to vintage-inspired chessboards to knot-eyed bong-smoking aliens. Intrigued by my … Continue reading

GradEx 100 takes over OCAD University
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GradEx 100 takes over OCAD University

Last night, OCAD University opened its doors to the city for GradEX 100: the school’s 100th annual graduate exhibition. Hundreds of artists, designers, students and art lovers roamed the colour blocked hallways of the iconic Sharp Centre for Design in complete immersion of the multidisciplinary bodies of work produced by the school’s graduating programs. I arrived merely at 9pm, … Continue reading