workshops & lectures

Art Aloud: The Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Lecture Series 2007
In partnership with the Ontario College of Art & Design

The Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2007 Lecture Series encourages discussions, dialogue and discourse leading up to the night of event. With participation from local and international artists from various mediums involved in Scotiabank Nuit Blanche these are sure to be lively and thought-provoking conversations.

All Scotiabank Nuit Blanche lectures are free. Admission is first-come, first-served. Space is limited. For more details email: [email protected]

Thursday September 27

Panel Discussion
6:30-8:30 pm
Ontario College of Art & Design
100 McCaul St
Auditorium, Level 1

How does the twelve-hour duration of Nuit Blanche influence the artistic process, and what is the nature of an event that is impermanent and ephemeral? Featuring local, national and international artists and gallerists, this panel will address urban space, public art and site-specificity.

Moderated by Toronto Star urban issues reporter Christopher Hume.

Panellists include:

  • Sara Graham: As a Toronto-based artist Sara Graham's practice centres on explorations of geographic fictions that blur the disciplines of art, architecture, urban design and geography.
  • Millie Chen: An active member of a number of artist-run organizations, Millie Chen's practice encompasses collaborative interdisciplinary projects that engage the public and public space.
  • Adad Hannah: Based in Montreal, Adad Hannah works in video and photography.
  • Dyan Marie: Artist and gallerist Dyan Marie explores urban issues, ideas and reflections on contemporary cultural experience. Dyan Marie Projects focuses her curatorial and artistic practices on the Lansdowne and Dupont neighbourhood where she lives.
  • Craig Walsh: Based in Brisbane, Australia, Craig Walsh is primarily interested in hybrid / site-specific projects and the exploration of alternative contexts for contemporary art,often utilizing projection in response to existing environments and contexts.

Friday September 28

Artist Talk
6:30-8:30 pm
Ontario College of Art & Design
100 McCaul St
Auditorium, Level 1

Laura Belém: Brazilian artist Laura Belém has been working with installations, interventions, sound, photography and video since 1998. Her works engage landscape, architecture or other site-specific issues, such as everyday relations or historical aspects of a place. Her work has been exhibited in Brazil and abroad since 1998, including Art Basel Miami and the 51st Venice Biennale.

*schedule and speakers subject to change

Architectural Digest - Architecture Days

"Architecture Days" is poised make its Canadian debut in Toronto September 24-30, 2007. This dynamic program celebrates the design history and future of Toronto architecture through tours, panel discussions and keynote lectures by leading architects and designers.

"Architecture Days" also visits San Francisco and concludes in New York City. Complete event details and ticketing information are available online at www.architecturedays.com. Advance ticket purchase required. Tickets are not available at the door.

Why not check out these intimate tours scheduled for Toronto's Nuit Blanche weekend:

Tour: Design for Learning University of Toronto
Friday, September 28, 2 pm
Discover the outstanding diversity of design from historic Romanesque to cutting-edge Modern through a walking tour of the University's campus.

Tour: Building a Culture of Architecture Saturday, September 29, 2 pm From Daniel Libeskind's striking new ROM addition to Bruce Kuwabara's Gardiner Museum and a preview of Frank Gehry's AGO extension, experience firsthand the current cultural projects that are putting Toronto on the architectural map.