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Two Exhibitions – Highly Recommended: Toronto, Vancouver

Here are two exhibitions worth checking out on either side of the country this month:

1. Toronto
South Asian Visual Arts Centre at the University of Toronto Arts Centre
The One Year Drawing Project: May 2005 – October 2007: A Sri Lankan artists’ collaboration
25 May – 1 August 2009


Image: savac.net

In May 2005, four artists simultaneously created four unique drawings in their respective studios in Sri Lanka. These drawings were exchanged by post, finding their way between Jaffna in the north and the suburbs of the capital Colombo.

Upon receipt of the drawings, four more were generated in response to the first set of drawings, creating a chain of events that evolved into the One Year Drawing Project.

The participating artists in this drawing exchange are four of Sri Lanka’s most critically acclaimed contemporary artists – Muhanned Cader, Thamotharampillai Shanaathanan, Chandraguptha Thenuwara and Jagath Weerasinghe.

For more info, please click HERE.

2. Vancouver
The Cafe for Contemporary Art
The Sinixt Don’t Make Totem Poles Either: Public, Art, Memory
May 7th- June 7th

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A drawing by Scott August & Steven Hubert. Image: café for contemporary art

We are loving this little cafe with big, ambitious programming.

The exhibition, the first in a series about “how we live together in a transnationalising age”, (transnationalising – that’s a new word for VoCA) features work by Scott August, Steven Hubert and the appointed spokesperson of the Sinixt First Nation, Marilyn James.

The Sinixt Don’t Make Totem Poles Either: Public, Art, Memory features public art interventions and proposals alongside Marilyn James’ recounting of a story about the hunt for memory on the brink of fading.

For more info, please click HERE.

One Response to “Two Exhibitions – Highly Recommended: Toronto, Vancouver”

  1. Janine Sidrabs says:

    Loved Jagath Weerasinghe’s work – am not really very political or religious, (tho spiritual). The way he uses colour makes the pictures appealing. Clever images & meaningful. Have found it fun to view other artists work on the net. Am just a beginner on the computer & am excited about the places that it can take u! Thanx.
    Oh, I live in Bellingen, NSW in Australia. Cheers, Janine

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