WAR Flowers – A Touring Art Exhibition comes to Campbell House Museum

 

 

 

 

 

WAR Flowers opens to the public at Campbell House Museum on January 24, 2018 and runs until March 25, 2018.

The exhibit explores the story of a Canadian World War I soldier, Lt Col. Cantlie and the connections with nine other people during that time. Lt Col. Cantlie collected flowers on European battlefields and sent them in letters, pressed between the pages, to his wife and children. 

The tickets will be available for sale on November 20, 2017.

“I believe people have an ability to find beauty and hope, even amidst the horrors of war. This exhibition examines human nature in wartime through a series of artistic representations, multisensory experiences and portraits of ten Canadians who were involved in the First World War. Optical crystal sculptures created by Mark Raynes Roberts portray scenes that illustrate different aspects of human nature while scents developed by Alexandra Bachand evoke personal memory. WAR Flowers is inspired by the pressed flowers picked by George Stephen Cantlie in the gardens, fields and hedges of war-torn Europe and sent to his baby daughter in Montreal. I examine these century-old flowers using floriography, a method of communicating emotion through flowers, to tell the story of human nature in the landscape of war.” – Viveka Melki, curator www.warflowers.ca

 

Performance Stills – October 2017

Performance Stills
Harley Valentine

Multidisciplinary artist Harley Valentine frames his site specific sculpture installations and collaborative performances featuring company dancers from The National Ballet in this dynamic photo exhibition. Valentines performance stills capture the moment of creation when sculpture, dancer and location blend to create a seamless gesture of limitless space and motion.

Works in this exhibit feature some of Toronto’s top photographers including Sian Richards, George Whiteside and Daniel Eherenworth. In addition to personal iPhone captures by the artist himself.

Canada’s Birthday Portrait – June 25 – August 25

This exhibition focuses on the creation, dissemination and alteration of Canada’s trademark art image, The Fathers of Confederation. This iconic Canadian image has decorated the walls of Parliament, the pages of history books and even cookie tins. More recently, it has been criticized by the brushstrokes of various contemporary artists, who seek to tell the unwritten and unacknowledged stories and narratives that hide beneath the canvas of Canada’s contested history. Canada’s Birthday Portrait will explore the impressions that the image has made on Canadian society and culture, including a special connection to Toronto, through kitsch, collectables, fine art and more.

Curated by Alyssa Trudeau
Designed by Claire Hamilton

Hogtown: The Immersive Experience Returns to Campbell House

The Campbell House Museum and The Hogtown Collective invite you to our 2017 summer production of Drew Carnwath & Sam Rosenthal’s HOGTOWN: The Immersive Experience.

Back by popular demand, the show Toronto Life, the Globe and Mail and CBC called ‘Must see!’ and received four stars (NNNN) from NOW Magazine. Starting July 13th and now extended until August 20th, HOGTOWN is unlike anything you’ve ever seen, heard or felt at the theatre — until now.

Immerse yourself in an evening filled with young flappers and Moonshiners, Temperance Ladies and politicians, power brokers and police, speakeasies and gambling dens. New adventures are brewing at the Campbell House. Choose new characters and storylines to follow. No two performances are ever alike! Everyone’s got something at stake, a heart to break, or a deal to make. Now, let’s party like it’s 1926!

Purchase your tickets today by visiting:
hogtownexperience.brownpapertickets.com

Look Both Ways: Life at Queen & University – March 1-31

Look Both Ways: Life at Queen and University, How will you begin to notice? Exhibition runs March 1-31

Photo copyright: Sam Javanrouh

Photograph by Sam Javanrouh

Co-curated by Emily Berg, India Burchell, and Jane Campbell

What do you see at the iconic intersection of Queen & University? This exhibit uncovers a vibrant past, and also brings a contemporary perspective through Sam Javanrouh’s new photographs and the curators’ consideration of public space theory and urban aesthetics. An interactive window station will encourage mindfulness and curiosity.

EXHIBITION:
March 1 – March 31, 2017
Tuesday – Friday 9:30AM – 4:30PM
Saturday 12PM – 4:30PM

OPENING RECEPTION:
Saturday, March 11, 2017
1PM – 4PM

Curators Emily, India, and Jane are Master of Museum Studies students at the University of Toronto — Faculty of Information. Look Both Ways is their final year exhibition project.

This exhibition is part of the Myseum of Torontos Intersections Festival which runs from March 6-31.  Myseum Intersections is an annual festival of exhibits and events showcasing different perspectives of the city’s natural, cultural, and historic diversity. #MyseumX

Myseum of TorontoFaculty of Information - University of Toronto