2018-19 Programming

For 2018-19, WIA is focusing on the work of artist/researchers as they deal with issues, fears, phobias and challenges. We have for the fall two exhibition spaces: The CWSE Hallway Gallery & WIAprojects@1313: The Window Box Gallery

CWSE Hallway Gallery

Opening Tues. Sept. 18, 2018, 5.30PM - 7PM and running until Jan 1, 2019.

Julia Louise Pereira & CARPOS Collective, Toronto, ON.






Julia Pereira is an illustrator whose work varies across the board, but focuses on telling compelling stories through images and engaging her audience in emotionally and politically engaging designs. In her exhibit for fall 2018, she, as an emerging feminist artist, re-frames myths by providing us with open narratives that challenge us to question our deepest fears, desires and beliefs.   

Julia is currently attending OCAD University, majoring in Illustration and minoring in Creative Writing, and Associate Director and Designer for WIAprojects.

The CWSE Hallway Gallery closes Jan 1, 2019



The Window Box Gallery - WIAprojects@1313


WIA will maintain an ongoing presence in Toronto thanks to the support of Phil Anderson and Gallery 1313. WIAprojects@1313 will present monthly exhibitions in the gallery courtyard window at Gallery 1313. These exhibitions may be accompanied by courtyard performances.

For 2018 WIA Directors, Leena Raudvee and Pam Patterson will, as co-curators, present a series of 4 window exhibits by provincial artists and designers opening with an ARTIFACTS window, Tiny Homes: Everyone is Downsizing on August 1st Mary Kainer will be exhibiting Location Location Location in October, Pamela Dodds will be our November window and Berenicci Hershorn will be in December. 

Starting January 1 2019 to July 2019 WIA Associate Director and curator, Julia Louise Pereira will work with Joyce Jodie Kim and Shirley Shoning as Carpos Collective and curate a series of 7 window exhibitions by emerging artists. August 1 will be an anniversary window and the fall 2019 series will feature work by disability artists. 

August 1 - Sept 30 
Tiny Homes: Everyone is Downsizing: ARTIFACTS (Pam Patterson & Leena Raudvee) http://g1313.org/6221/tiny-homes-everyone-is-downsizing-artifacts-pam-patterson-leena-raudvee-aug-1-31/

Wed Sept 26 to Sunday Oct 21 
Location, location, location
an urban landscape

Mary Kainer

Sighting a ghost bike I pause, take a moment to locate myself and observe my urban landscape.  

Reminded of my vulnerability, I pedal off and continue on my way.  Visions of my surroundings once again narrowed and foreshortened to concentrate on potholes, streetcar tracks, passing cars, ambulance sirens, traffic signals.

The unseen presence of blood, death and injury seeps into the grey concrete and I seek the lines of white on pavement as shelter.  Only the wind on my face reminds me there is a natural world beyond the danger. 

The misfortune of location is the subject of Mary Kainer’s installation in the Window Box Gallery.  The two collaged side panels illustrate the location of the death of cyclists in the neighbourhood.   Lying behind a ghost bicycle, car and bicycle tire treads collide in the central panel. 




Born in Saskatchewan, Mary Kainer has lived, worked, volunteered and raised three children in Toronto, working as an administrator and community activist.  She pursued art studies at the Toronto School of Art.  In 2017 Kainer was awarded Ontario Arts Council’s mid-career artist grant. In 2015, her Fracking series earned a first prize in the John B. Aird’s Contemporary Drawing Exhibition.   Her works have been shown in the Dunlop and Art Gallery of Peterborough, artist-run centres, commercial galleries and in juried exhibitions. Her artistic practice addresses the political, personal and purely visual through drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, obsessive construction, and installation.

The artist thanks WIAprojects’ curators,  Pam Patterson and  Leena Raudvee, and gallery director, Phil Anderson for the opportunity to exhibit in the Window Box Gallery, Gallery 1313.



Wed Oct 24 to Sunday Nov 18
opening Thurs Oct 25: Pamela Dodds

Nov 21 to Sunday Dec 16
opening Thurs Nov 22: Berenicci Hershorn