Nuit Blanche Toronto 2018

A small group of us (the “core” group) responded to an invitation to take part in a large scale, collaborative, interactive, multi-artist installation on the grounds of the Spadina Museum, for the 2018 edition of Nuit Blanche Toronto. We’re pleased to say that our application was accepted!

This free, annual all-night celebration of contemporary art spreads all across the city, and the Spadina Museum site is right here in our neighbourhood. The fun begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 29 and runs until 7 a.m. the next morning.

sketch of art project for Nuit Blanche 2018
An early sketch of our collaborative project for Nuit Blanche Toronto 2018

You can read more about the installation here

Our project, titled Our Lives … Connected is composed of re-purposed textiles. The background was stitched together from old curtains and tablecloths. At the bottom edge is an eyelet ruffle from a vintage petticoat.

Three female figures were made using a collage technique. They represent a child, a young woman and an elder, holding hands while striding into the future. Again, we gathered old, discarded pieces of lace to construct the figures.

This piece is best viewed at night (since it was made especially for Nuit Blanche, and all-night outdoor event). In fact, it only “works” when back-lit! You’ll have to come and see it!

Visit the blog post to see images reflecting the development of this piece.

The artists for this project are:

Laura Brocklebank, Stephanie Lever, Janet Patterson, Anna Payne-Krzyanowski, Mical Pearlman and Pam Woodward.

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