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Opening June 01, 2022 Josephine Guan's THE ARTIST IS NAPPING

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  Window Box Gallery @ Gallery 1313, 1313 Queen Street West, June 1 - Sept. 2022 Josephine Guan  is a Chinese-Canadian artist and researcher. She is interested in cultural understandings of health and disability and knowledge that stems from lived experience. She has recently extended that practice into documenting the lived experience of others through different modes of storytelling for awareness and change. Her work often takes form as multi-media and assemblage. This installation for the Window Box Gallery @1313 is part of a master’s research project (OCAD University) investigating the lived experience of acquired brain injury. My brain is sometimes leaky – sometimes foggy. That means constantly negotiating how much I do in a day. I survived my way through grad school propped up by the central premise of Tricia Hersey’s The Nap Ministry: that rest is a tool for liberation and healing. I resist the urge to perform busyness and resist testing the limits of my body by napping. I ask f

WIAprojects Window Box Gallery, Gallery 1313, Emerging Curators, Sept 2022-Sept 2023

Cecily Ou & Ella Taylor will be joining WIAprojects as Emerging Curators for the Window Box Gallery at Gallery 1313!  Much thanks to Phil Anderson for supporting this program for graduating OCADU curatorial students. Cecily Ou is a writer, curator, and independent textile practitioner based in the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe, Wendat, and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nations in Tkaronto. Her practice is focused on community-based projects, de-centralized arts production, and the insurgent influence of craft media within cultural institutions. Recent publications are found in The Senses and Society. She is currently finishing her BA at OCAD University, where she is also on the advisory committee of Onsite Gallery. Ella Taylor is a curator, writer, and artist based in the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe, Wendat, and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nations in Tkaronto. Ella’s work engages with pedagogies of place,

Artists@Work: Bodies of Labour

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  Photo-ground by Miklos Legrady from video by Hri Neil  of ARTIFACTS in performance. Artists@Work: Bodies of Labour ARTIFACTS (Pam Patterson & Leena Raudvee) Window Box Gallery @ Gallery 1313 1313 Queen Street West,  Toronto, ON. Feb 17 – April 30, 2022  ARTIFACTS (Pam Patterson & Leena Raudvee) continue with their series Artists@Work within the context of, and by foregrounding the practices of, disability artists. The layering of time, histories, bodies, and conversations become significant here.  Decades of collaboration and the assistance of others are significant: Natalie Piper designed the “work” logo, Hri Neil made a video of ARTIFACTS in performance, and Miklos Legrady captured multiple stills from this video to create a complex photo-ground. The intent here in Bodies of Labour is to repurpose all this collective effort as legitimate labour.   Objects representative of ARTIFACTS’ tasks, installed in front of the ground, provide placeholders for the bodies of Raudvee

OPENING & PERFORMANCE Nov. 13, 2021 : Breaching Nirvana

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Video by Elaine Stewart. Breaching Nirvana Churla Mitchell Opening & Performance:  Performance: Nov. 13, 3 pm Churla Mitchell will be performing “Breaching Nirvana”, a journey of healing, on Saturday, Nov. 13. The performance/procession will begin at 3 pm at the corner of Seaforth Ave and Lansdowne. It will progress South towards Gallery 1313’s courtyard where it will culminate and transform into an installation in the Window Box Gallery.  Installation, Window Box Gallery: Nov. 13 – Dec 30 WIA@1313 in Window Box Gallery,  Gallery 1313, 1313 Queen Street West, Toronto. This is the next event/exhibit in the series entitled Through a Glass Lightly of works by international women disability artists. Churla Mitchell  is a multi-media, bi-polar performance and visual artist and maker of things. She studied painting and sculpture at The Alberta College of Art and Fashion Design at George Brown College. Her medium use includes watercolour, indigo and other natural dyes, wax encaustic, emb

International Women's Day Walk with Alisa Oleva

Please join us on Monday morning of the 8th of March to celebrate International Women's Day by walking to a place in your city/town/village of an important women's presence.  What places in your neighbourhood are connected with the women of your residence, with their contribution to the life of the community? Streets, monuments, buildings, parks, benches ... We invite you to a walk to these places from where you are now. In this way, together, around the world, we will put these important places on the map to identify and manifest them, to show and mark how many women are investing in the creation of the places and spaces in which we live. Register to join the telegram chat and connect with others.  Hope to walk with some of you then...

National Day of Remembrance and Action - Dec 6 2020

Pam Patterson & Leena Raudvee as ARTIFACTS and   WIAprojects  invited feminists nationwide to come together on zoom with us at 6 PM on Dec 6, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, to remember the 14 women who were murdered 31 years ago in 1989. They were targeted because they were women in a male-dominated profession and because they were women identified as feminists.  We gathered together in solidarity against the rampant misogyny and violence against women that continues still in 2020, and to witness and honour women who have strived, and continue to thrive, in study, through creation, and for action especially those in schools, colleges, and universities.  We held a place for them and each other in ritual, in grief, in rage, but also in love, in joy, and in celebration. Four generations of feminists came as witnesses to this moment. Women from across Canada and the UK each read the 14 names of the women from École Polytechnique. We were of differ

Congrats to Pailagi Pandya!

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  Pailagi Jaimin Pandya has just won the OMA Award of Excellence 2020 for Promising Leadership! Pailagi was a curatorial intern for  WIAprojects when we were associated with the now-closed CWSE at OISE/University of Toronto.  The link to her OMA profile is at : https://members.museumsontario.ca/programs-events/awards-of-excellence#Promising%20Leadership%20Recipient The link to her acceptance video is at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdGBnY_Qf8w&ab_channel=OntarioMuseumAssociation