AYP Monthly Roundup: July

Cool down from the summer heat and check out some exciting events and programs happening at AYP in July. This month we’ve got everything from performances and exhibitions to summer camps for kids. Check out our events calendar for more!

OCAD U Career Launcher Exhibition

For an entire month, our second floor hallway gallery will be exhibiting the work of some incredible emerging artists as part of the 2018 Artscape Youngplace Career Launcher program, presented by The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers at OCAD U. Congratulations to the selected artists Patrick Corrigan, Abigail Holt, Michelle Homonylo, and Qirou Yang on their outstanding work. This exhibition will be up until July 26th, and our hallway galleries are open 7 days a week 8am-9pm (excluding statutory holidays).

Patrick Corrigan:     patrick-corrigan.format.com

Abigail Holt:               abigail-holt.format.com

Michelle Homonylo:  michellehomonylo.com

Qirou Yang:                 kiyoyang.ca


Toronto Fringe Festival: Grade 8

The Toronto Fringe Festival, gypsyWASPproductions, and playwright/creator Lara MacMillan take it back to the 80s with Grade 8, a “storied concert” with hit tracks from 1980-81. The show runs from July 7th-13th in Studio 107. Grab your tickets and don’t miss this fun mixtape-soundtrack performance. Link: https://fringetoronto.com/festivals/fringe/event/grade-8


Critical Distance: …… move or be moved by some ‘thing’ rather than oneself.

Critical Distance Centre for Curators presents their summer exhibition … move or be moved by some ‘thing’ rather than oneself. Curated by Florence-Agathe Dubé-Moreau and Maude Johnson. This exhibition brings together artists Guillaume Adjutor Provost, Adam Basanta, Adrienne Crossman, and Nadège Grebmeier Forget. The title, taken from a quote by choreographer Yvonne Rainer, echoes the curators’ desire to question the potentialities of artworks as well as presentation contexts from the position of transdisciplinary instability. … move or be moved by some ‘thing’ rather than oneself considers curating and choregraphy as materials and subjects.

This exhibition will be on until August 5th, Wed-Sun 12pm-5pm. Don’t forget to also check out the billboard on Shaw Street, featuring work by Nadège Grebmeier Forget: After Rendering on View (Betty Rowland meets Angela Aames), May 27, 2017.

 Visit criticaldistance.ca for more information


SPFX Kids Camp

Learn all about the art of special effects and make-up behind the creatures in fiction, horror, and fantasy movies and TV in these week-long workshops for kids. 3 sessions are offered in total in July and August, running Mondays through Fridays. Sessions start July 9th. Registration is now open, visit spfxkids.com for more information!


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