Mini Crit with guest artist Yam Lau

Choose between a 30, 45 or 60 minute critique with the guest artist and myself. You will receive honest feedback and encouragement from two established artists. Between the three of us, we will explore ways to further the work so that it is more compelling and engaging.

Grant My Wishes

This intensive hands on workshop focuses on proposal writing for grants. Writing speculative proposals is challenging, but by writing a proposal under a nom de plume and then being part of a mock jury, you will experience how a jury reads proposals and what works well in that context. The workshop includes a comprehensive handout with resources to take home.
Saturday, March 9, 10:30am – 1:30pm

Show Your Stuff

In this exhibition application workshop, you will learn about the full range of ways that exhibitions can come about. We will discuss the diversity of exhibition settings, where to find and create exhibition opportunities and the pros and cons of each. I provide guidelines and examples of all aspects of an artist package for a curator or exhibition application. This includes Cover Letters, CVs, Bios and Image Lists. I will also give you tips on visual support material and websites in a comprehensive handout.

Terra Recognita

Exhibition: January 7th – 11th
Reception: January 10th, 6pm – 9pm

Kima Lenaghan is an illustrator and fine artist interested in forming narratives from varied fields of research including consciousness, ethics, and environmentalism. Terra Recognita is a collection of her recent work, to be displayed in the 2nd floor Hallway Gallery as recipient of the 2018 Artscape Award for Best of Student at the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair.

Terra Recognita

While humankind tames the old beasts of famine, disease, and war, its concern for the biosphere is a fragile contender. The natural world becomes ash in the fires of progress if our species remains preoccupied with mortality at the expense of preservation. When our collective conscience cultivates a narrow focus, we repeatedly reach an ethical crux that favours our species over others. This necessary evil is the precursor for many consequences; the contemporary anthropocene is characterized by accelerated climate change and Earth’s sixth mass extinction. As we exist in the midst of gradual environmental loss, we are given time to transcend this ethos and remedy our relationship with the planet, or collect the fragments to one day start anew.

Years from now, as the natural world wilts and humankind finds a sense of incompleteness in its absence, a migration takes place to preserve what Earth had lost. Terra Recognita, loosely translated as ‘land known again’, is a reincarnation of Earth and its denizens. It is a collection of work depicting scenes and falsified documents that seek the changes in behaviours, technologies, and minds that may be necessary for humankind to form a lasting and symbiotic relationship with the planet.

SKETCH Holiday Marketplace

Original artwork and crafts for sale created by emerging artists and entrepreneurs at SKETCH! Food, exhibitions, performances and more!

Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @SKETCHToronto for more info on our vendors. SKETCH supports local emerging artists and the incubation of arts enterprise. Learn more at

Community Day at the (mus)interpreted Exhibit

Join us for an art-filled day, meet new individuals, and take home a piece of art made by you!

You will:
* experience the visual art through an exhibit tour
* engage in a facilitated discussion and Q&A period
* create your own piece in a session led by visual artist Iman Bhatti
* enjoy a light meal and snacks with old and new friends

To sign-up please email us by October 26th at noon (please share any allergies or accessibility requirements in the email).

This event is FREE and is open to ALL Community Members | Spaces are limited | TTC tokens will be provided upon request

Dust Cycles at Nuit Blanche 2018

Dust Cycles at Nuit Blanche 2018! 
Screening at Artscape Youngplace in Studio 109
*this is an indoor event*

13 min loop, 16mm to 2K, 2017

Dust Cycles uses 16mm film and aerial video to explore the Scarborough Bluffs, a string of cliffs located at the eastern edge of Toronto’s waterfront where natural and human-made elements collide.

Dust Cycles investigates the past and present of the Bluffs, from the rock and clay strata that reveal the last Ice Age to the present day properties on the brink of destruction due to erosion.

Made possible through the generous support of The Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto.

Eva Kolcze is a Toronto-based artist who creates films and installations that investigate themes of landscape, architecture and the body. Her work has screened at venues and festivals including the National Gallery of Canada, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC), Anthology Film Archives, the Gardiner Museum, Cinémathèque québécoise, Birch Contemporary, Angell Gallery, International Rotterdam Film Festival and the Images Festival.

Casa-Pueblito – BAM: Brindis, Arte & Música

BAM: Brindis, Arte, Musica. Emerging Latin American Artists on Gender Freedom, Solidarity, and Roots Revival

Event Location: Artscape Youngplace Gallery, 2nd floor

Hallway Gallery Hours: Open every day from 9am to 9pm

From September 16th to the 22nd, join us for BAM 2018 and experience a remarkable and thought-provoking exhibition by nine young artists of Latin American heritage on three themes: Solidarity, Roots Revival and Gender Freedom.

Join us at #BAM2018 to connect with Toronto’s Latin American community through art, music and spoken word.  Everyone is welcome! The Exhibition is open to the public everyday from 9am to 9pm and is free. For more information, go to

BAM Activities: 

  • September 16th: 1:30pm-3:30pm: Workshop: Protection circle with textile artist denirée isabel mendoza. Click here for more info and to register
  • September 16h: 4:00pm-6:00pm: Opening Reception. Click here for more info.
  • September 20th: Performance Night. Updates coming soon!

Featured Artists (find out more here):

  • Andrea Bermúdez
  • Mariana Bolaños
  • Jasmine Cardenas
  • Vero Díaz
  • Andre López
  • denirée isabel mendoza
  • Camila Salcedo Guevara
  • Claudia Arana
  • Mao Correa
  • OLAS York Univeristy Art Installation
  • SickMuse Art Projects

BAM is a project of Casa-Pueblito, our vision is compassion and social justice accross borders. For more info go to

Many thanks to our founding BAM sponsor Meridian Credit Union.

Reception – Lost and Found, Paperhouse Studio Members Show

Paperhouse Studio: Lost and Found, Members Show (August 2018)

Hallway Gallery 1st Floor

Exhibition dates: August 5th –September 1st 2018

Hallway Gallery hours: 8am-9pm Monday-Sunday

Reception: August 16th 6pm-9pm

What is the significance of the material things we keep? What do objects mean to us? Objects can simultaneously represent a presence and an absence, hold memories, and sentimental value to people and times which have passed. Using the medium of the paper arts, Lost and Found touches on the body and memory, and calls attention to the emotional value and impact of found objects. Through the acts of making and re-contextualization, the significance and value of these found objects shifts. Hosted in Artscape Youngplace’s first floor Hallway Gallery, Lost and Found features the work of three artists who are a part of Paperhouse Studio’s  Membership Program. The artists have incorporated found footage, experimental photography processes, metal and wire, handmade papers, and more.

Lost and Found is Paperhouse Studio’s first Members show. Paperhouse Studio’s Membership Program aims to encourage diversity, inclusivity, and accessibility, following a pay-what-you-can model. Members have access to studio facilities, discounts on supplies and classes, access to Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists’ Guild’s Open Studio workshops, and more.

Paperhouse Studio offers a Work Exchange Membership, a volunteer-for-rent program. The goal is for volunteers to develop arts based work experience and have access to studio space. For every 2 hours of volunteer time, members get 1 hour of personal studio time.

Image: Elspeth Wood “Facts and Fiction” Van Dyke photo prints, 2016 


Featured Artists:

Elspeth Wood

Jill Smith

James Spyker

About Paperhouse Studio

Paperhouse Studio is an experimental arts studio rooted in paper as the medium. We strive to create an approachable, educational, and playful environment for artists, to encourage accessibility and inclusiveness, and to share our space and expertise in order for artists to experiment and explore new ideas in their work.

For more information visit:

Paperhouse Studio Membership Program:

Artscape Youngplace:


Artist Biographies

Elspeth Wood –

I am a part time student at OCADU and at the Toronto School of Art. I have a small darkroom in my basement in Muskoka. When I first moved out of the city, I took many shots of old farm buildings in various states of decrepitude. I thought about the narrative of the families that had lived there.

More recently I am interested in making photos in the sunlight or in the full moonlight.

Jill Smith –

Jill Smith is an interdisciplinary artist based in Toronto, Ontario (b. 1995). Her most recent work explores everyday absurdity, as well as the connective possibilities of materiality. By re-contextualizing familiar motifs with organic, bodily forms, her work calls into question how one both exists and performs as a social body. While Smith’s work stimulates the imagination through whimsical and nonsensical colour and form, it is the relatable, yet ambiguous materiality that offers a platform to question the familiar, and escape to the alien and the uncanny.

Smith holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honors Specialization in Studio Art) at Western University in London, Ontario. Her work includes printmaking, ceramics, photography, and painting, relying heavily on experimentation and process. Smith has exhibited her work in galleries across Ontario, such as the Artlab Gallery, Forest City Gallery, The Arts Project, Open Studio, Earl Selkirk Gallery at ARTiculations, and Daniels Spectrum, as well as Friends and Neighbours Gallery in Montreal, Quebec. She has participated in artist residency programs including Sparkbox Studio (Picton, ON), AGA Lab (Amsterdam, NL), and Luminous Bodies (Toronto, ON).

James Spyker –

James Spyker is a book binder and box maker.