Extended Projects

Revisit the following projects between October 4 – 12 to experience them in a new light:

Campbell's House: Your Eye Inside Out
, 2015


Using contemporary methods to engage an untouched space and time, participants are invited to enter 1822, in the home of Sir William Campbell and look out into the city.

Campbell House Museum, 160 Queen Street West

Visit 7 pm - 1 am

Inside Out
, 2011-2015


Inside Out  is a participatory art project that invites people to have their portraits printed and pasted in support of an idea.

City Hall, 100 Queen Street West

Visit 24 hours a day

Putting the extra-in-ordinary
, 2011


Step into the life, intention, journey and evolving practice that is JR. With a series of short films and documentaries featuring his present and early works, 2011 Ted Prize winner, JR's narratives are explored in his gallery that is the world.

New Location for Extended Period:
City Hall (Rotunda), 100 Queen Street West

Visit 9 am - 5 pm

There Is No Away
, 2015

Sean Martindale

This project demonstrates that everything must go somewhere and thus there is no way in which things can be thrown. This installation will confront the public with the unimaginable cumulative mass of waste that is produced as a society.

City Hall (East Side of City Hall along Bay Street), 100 Queen Street West

Visit 7 pm - 1 am

Time of the Empress
, 2012

Aziz + Cucher

Time of the Empress uses images of modernist buildings suspended in loops of simultaneous construction and disintegration to cast a meditational glance at historical cycles of growth and decay, destruction and renewal and the fragility of the present.

New Location for Extended Period:
City Hall (Rotunda), 100 Queen Street West

Visit weekdays: 7:30 am - 9:30 pm and weekends: 8 am - 6pm

'refugees run the seas...'
, 2014

Francisco Fernandos Granados

'refugees run the seas...' is an intervention on a billboard that draws and diverts from pop culture and imagines a future where justice for migrants exists. It evokes scenes of harrowing escape and imagines a time to come when those seeking refuge are agents of movement, rather than victims.

284 Jarvis Street (At Gerrard Street East)

Visit 24 hours a day

, 2015

Luis Jacob

Toronto is changing before our eyes. Neighbourhoods transform seemiingly overnight altering the social fabric of the city. The time is right for residents of Toronto to visit the Sphinx, and entity whose presences poses questions we ardently want to ask.

Allan Gardens (Children's Conservatory), 19 Horticultural Avenue.

Visit 10 am - 5 pm

Beaufort 10: Frio Estudio del Desastre
, 2005

Los Carpinteros

Frio Estudio del Desastre reconstructs an exploding wall. Shattered fragments of cinder block hang suspended in the air while a gaping hole in the wall indicates the point of impact of the blast responsible for this domestic ground zero.

Exterior of The Westin Harbour Castle, 1 Harbour Square.

Visit 24 hours a day

Beaufort 12: Black Cloud
, 2007

Carlos Amorales

30,000 black moths cut out of paper and clinging to the walls and celings of The Power Plant's clerestory, create an experience where the boundaries between beauty and awe, good and evil, calm and calamity are constantly blurred.

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, 231 Queens Quay West

Visit 10 am - 5 pm

Silent Knight
, 2015

Ekow Nimako

Sculpted with more than 50,000 LEGO® pieces, Silent Knight is visual artist Ekow Nimako's monumental tribute to one of the most admired and extirpated animal species in Ontario: the barn owl.

Gardiner Museum (Outdoor Platform), 111 Queen's Park

Visit October 4 - 10, 24 hours a day

Pattern Study
, 2015
Amanda McCavour

Pattern Study is a textile collage that explores pattern, texture and line in space. Looking closely at the structures found in textiles, this work creates an immersive environment by expanding the scale of textile structures to the scale of architecture.

Union Station (West Wing)  65 Front Street West.

Visit  6 am - midnight

Mimir's Well
, 2015
Michael Howatson

Mímir's Well is an immersive and interactive sculpture where you can step up, lean in and gaze at your reflection. As the inky water recedes your image will be revealed shapeshifting into that of an animal. Each participant will take away an artifact.

QRC West - Queen Richmond Centre, 134 Peter Street

Visit October 4 - 8, 8am - 5:30 pm & October 9 - 12, 8 am - 1 pm

, 2015
Pascale Peyret

Carbonized shoelaces suspended in the atrium evoke the 'hanging rooms' of coal mines. They carry messages by local children and a calculation of their carbon footprint. The work speaks to the visible and invisible footprints we leave each day.

Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor Street West

Visit 10 am - 5 pm

Solid States
, 2015
An Te Liu

Solid States
continues Liu's practice of making artworks that combine modernist and ethnographic traditions in art with the detritus of consumerism. Sculpting found materials and then casting them in bronze, Liu creates hybrid sculptural objects.

Toronto Sculpture Garden, 115 King Street East

Visit 7 am - 7 pm


Extended Projects are supported by:

OntarioTourism Toronto