Gilded Wings

Spore Contemporary Art Centre is seeking artists for possible inclusion in the 2018 group exhibition Gilded Wings.  Gilded Wings seeks to explore notions of memory, identity, and place.  Please see an explanation of the exhibition's title, main ideas of interest, and submissions guidelines below.

Exhibition Title and Main Ideas

The exhibition's title is inspired by the following anecdotal event:

Two persons listen to a folk song in the living room of a Toronto household.  One translates the song to the other.  They are first and second generation Canadians.

This anecdote generates the ideas of memory, identity, and place.  Folk songs recount events of importance to local peoples and become part of a nation's identity, anecdotes are memories re-told through narrative.  When translating a song the events and identities of another place/geography are described.  A translator conflates identities and geographies, by re-telling an event in a different language and nation.

Guidelines

This call for proposals is open to all media.  Works-of-art may relate to any one, or all three, of the main ideas (memory, identity, and place).

Artists must include the following in a single PDF.

  • Artist statement.
  • CV.
  • No more than 5 images of previous work.
  • Optional: link to website.

Submit by August 1st with "Gilded Wings" in the subject line to:  info@sporecontemporary.com


So Nasty

Spore Contemporary Art Centre is seeking artists for possible inclusion in the 2018 group exhibition So Nasty.  So Nasty seeks to explore notions of gender, futility, and technology.  Please see an explanation of the exhibition's title, main ideas of interest, and submission guidelines below.

Exhibition Title and Main Ideas

The exhibition's title is inspired by the following anecdotal event:

Stopping abruptly at a series of red lights, a male driver was witnessed attempting to speed.  The license plate read "sonasty".

The character (male driver), the action (attempting to speed), and the object (the car) in this anecdote are the major influences that point towards notions of gender, futility, and technology.

Guidelines

This call for proposals is open to all media.  Works-of-art may relate to any one, or all three, of the main ideas (gender, futility, and technology).

Artists must include the following in a single PDF.

  • Artist Statement.
  • CV.
  • No more than 5 images of previous work.
  • Optional:  link to website.

Submit by August 1st, 2017 with "So Nasty" in the subject line to:  info@sporecontemporary.com

 


SPORE Community Film Series

This autumn Spore Contemporary Art Centre is launching the SPORE Community Film Series in Toronto's east end.  We are seeking to include new works dealing with notions of memory, identity, and place from Canadian and international filmmakers working in animation, live action and documentary.  Works should not exceed 30 mins.

Guidelines

Filmmakers/Animators must send a cv and a Vimeo link of their film to info@sporecontemporary.com no later than October 1st, 2017.


 

Current Paid/Volunteer Opportunities

 

 
 
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Education Volunteers - Painting Workshops

Assist Spore Contemporary Art Centre with the delivery of the Intergenerational Watercolour Painting Workshops (July 3rd to July 7th, 10 am to 1 pm), a Cultural Hotspot SPARK project in partnership with the City of Toronto, for youth (aged 18-35) and seniors.

 
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Lead Educator - Painting Workshops

Lead the delivery of Spore Contemporary Art Centre's Intergenerational Watercolour Painting Workshops (July 3rd to July 7th, 10 am to 1 pm), a Cultural Hotspot SPARK project in partnership with the City of Toronto, for youth (aged 18-35) and seniors.