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Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 (events found - 6)

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first day
Early UFA Film Posters: Projecting Women.
The Goethe-Institut presents eight posters from famous as well as rarely seen or lost Berlin UFA films from the 1920s and 30s. Ranging from Ernst Lubitsch's Sumurun to Fritz Lang's Metropolis and The Nibelungs, the posters illustrate the range of images of women at the time, as heroines or seductresses, debutantes or harlots. The posters were designed by the best graphic designers of the time; artists such as Robert L. Leonard, Theo Matejko, Werner Graul, and Peter Pewas. Their works, like the films they promote, were influenced by the contemporary 1920s styles of Expressionism and Neue Sachlichkeit.
Das UFA-Plakat: Filmpremieren 1918 bis 1943 is a joint project by the Austrian National Library, the Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek and the Goethe-Institut ... more
Early UFA Film Posters: Projecting Women.
The Goethe-Institut presents eight posters from famous as well as rarely seen or lost Berlin UFA films from the 1920s and 30s. Ranging from Ernst Lubitsch's Sumurun to Fritz Lang's Metropolis and The Nibelungs, the posters illustrate the range of images of women at the time, as heroines or seductresses, debutantes or harlots. The posters were designed by the best graphic designers of the time; artists such as Robert L. Leonard, Theo Matejko, Werner Graul, and Peter Pewas. Their works, like the films they promote, were influenced by the contemporary 1920s styles of Expressionism and Neue Sachlichkeit.
Das UFA-Plakat: Filmpremieren 1918 bis 1943 is a joint project by the Austrian National Library, the Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek and the Goethe-Institut.
Goethe-Institut (T.O. Downtown)
first day
Petite Prints.
A collection of petite lino and block prints showcased at the Bloor / Gladstone Library, by Hyedie Hashimoto.
Almost closing reception: Sat 23 Sep, 1:30-4:30pm ... more
Petite Prints.
A collection of petite lino and block prints showcased at the Bloor / Gladstone Library, by Hyedie Hashimoto.
Almost closing reception: Sat 23 Sep, 1:30-4:30pm.
Hyedie Hashimoto (T.O. Downtown)
first day
Out There: The Process of Hamilton Public Art ... more
Out There: The Process of Hamilton Public Art.
Art Gallery of Hamilton (Ontario South-West)
first day
Dana Prieto: Ragged Along.
Inspired by diverging interpretations of this popular saying, Ragged Along presents an exhaustive exploration of more than 200 cloths donated by the artist's family members, friends, acquaintances and strangers. Profaned and glorified along the exhibition, rags are materialized in an immersive installation proposing an experience that is at times mesmerizing, alluring and abject ... more
Dana Prieto: Ragged Along.
Inspired by diverging interpretations of this popular saying, Ragged Along presents an exhaustive exploration of more than 200 cloths donated by the artist's family members, friends, acquaintances and strangers. Profaned and glorified along the exhibition, rags are materialized in an immersive installation proposing an experience that is at times mesmerizing, alluring and abject.
Cambridge Art Galleries | Idea Exchange | Preston Gallery (Ontario South-West)
first day (see Sep 7 for workshop)
Your Own Grad School.
Participating artists: Michelle Bunton, Julia Chan, Gabriel Cheung, Frank DeSa, Taylor Norris, Deena Jacobs, Anna Soper, Erin Williamson.
Join us at the Agnes in celebrating a final "non-graduation" ceremony on Fri 20 Oct, 6:30pm, when artists will reflect on on their YOGS experiences and projects ... more
Your Own Grad School.
Participating artists: Michelle Bunton, Julia Chan, Gabriel Cheung, Frank DeSa, Taylor Norris, Deena Jacobs, Anna Soper, Erin Williamson.
Join us at the Agnes in celebrating a final "non-graduation" ceremony on Fri 20 Oct, 6:30pm, when artists will reflect on on their YOGS experiences and projects.
Agnes Etherington Art Centre (Ontario East)
deadline day
Open call: Ontario Place is seeking proposals from Ontario residents for illuminated sculptures that project light, shape light, transmit light, reflect light and/or contain light. Applicants are encouraged to explore and combine unconventional materials and methods that respond to light in different ways, ensuring the piece is visually successful during the day and night in our outdoor winter environment. The Winter Light Exhibition will celebrate the innovative and creative legacy of Ontario Place through the successful proposals received from across Ontario. Proposals will be considered for the Winter Light Exhibition that will run from December 2017 to March 2018 throughout the 15-acre West Island, Ontario Place; located at 955 Lakeshore Blvd, Toronto, ON. This exhibition will generate and continue to build both interest, and awareness, of Ontario Place as a free public space. [...]. Submission period end: September 5, 2017 at midnight EST. [...]. https://ontarioplace.submittable.com/submit/89300/winter-light-exhibition-2017 ... more
Open call: Ontario Place is seeking proposals from Ontario residents for illuminated sculptures that project light, shape light, transmit light, reflect light and/or contain light. Applicants are encouraged to explore and combine unconventional materials and methods that respond to light in different ways, ensuring the piece is visually successful during the day and night in our outdoor winter environment. The Winter Light Exhibition will celebrate the innovative and creative legacy of Ontario Place through the successful proposals received from across Ontario. Proposals will be considered for the Winter Light Exhibition that will run from December 2017 to March 2018 throughout the 15-acre West Island, Ontario Place; located at 955 Lakeshore Blvd, Toronto, ON. This exhibition will generate and continue to build both interest, and awareness, of Ontario Place as a free public space.

Curatorial themeWinter Light: Throughout the winter season, Ontario Place is a landscape of brisk wind, extreme temperature and intricate ice sculptures crafted by Mother Nature herself. Utilizing creativity, innovation, light and discovery, creators from all artistic streams are invited to submit new or pre-existing pieces that meet the curatorial theme and keywords. Evaluations will be made based on artistic merit, experience, viability and consistency with the curatorial theme.

Keywords: Winter, Innovation, Ontario, Light, Design, Resilient, Future, Culture, Discovery.

Project timeline
Submission period start: July 14, 2017, 12:01am EST.
Submission period end: September 5, 2017 at midnight EST.
Interview period: September 11, 2017 to September 15, 2017.
Awarded by: September 22, 2017.
Installation timeline: November 2017 (exact installation dates will be assigned).
Exhibition dates: December 4, 2017 to March 30, 2018.

Applicants are invited to visit the site from July 19 to August 20. Schedule your visit at winter@ontarioplace.com. Photos of the prospective exhibition locations can be found here: http://ontarioplace.com/en/winter-light-locations/.

Relevant budget information: A proposal may receive up to a maximum of $5000 CAD including HST. We are happy to write letters of support for applicants seeking funding from elsewhere. Applicants will require OPC approval for all corporate branding requests for inclusion as part of a proposed piece.
Please note that this is a maximum amount and will be defined according to:
• line item budget submission review;
• scale and development stage;
• the work involved in producing the project and / or installing the work; and
• the work involved in maintaining the piece throughout the exhibition period.
• Each applicant must provide OPC with all relevant engineering certificates, permits, etc. prior to final approval of the piece and receivership of funds.

What makes a good Ontario Place open call proposal?
We are looking for proposals that fit Ontario Place's curatorial theme of creativity, culture, discovery and innovation.
• Proposals must bring together design and light in a creative way and respond to the curatorial theme
• A true connection to the theme is a must
• Due to the geographical location of Ontario Place, proposals must reflect considerations to the environmental elements of winter and waterfront. Ontario Place can reach temperatures of extreme cold, high winds and sporadic inclement weather.
• Successful proposals need not necessarily be monumental in scale, but should have a significant visual impact both during the day and at night
• Proposals must ultimately meet safety standards, electrical codes and other reasonably feasible requirements for acceptance.

Exhibition locations
Ontario Place has identified up to 14 locations for the exhibitions. Applicants are invited to visit the site from July 17 to August 20, Schedule your visit at winter@ontarioplace.com. Photos of the prospective exhibition locations can be found here: http://ontarioplace.com/en/winter-light-locations/.
• Each applicant is encouraged to identify their top three preferred locations.
• OPC will provide location assignments after the pieces have been chosen; therefore, each applicant is encouraged to incorporate adaptive designs to deliver the final piece, regardless of location.

Submission guidelines
You will be expected to provide:
• Applicant bio and current CV (examples of previous works)
• Proposal / project description
• Project delivery and Installation plan:
This should include, but not limited to, contingency planning (production/build delays and weather, etc.), breakout of resources and labour required, installation timeline/tasks, winterization plan, maintenance that will be required for the piece throughout the exhibit period, removal plan, applicable permits the applicant will secure, engineering certifications required, etc.)
• Project budget: Proposals should present limited ongoing costs and maintenance requirements.
• A mock-up of design (Images and specifications for the proposed piece).
• Technical requirements (ensure materials are suitable for outdoor winter weather, power, etc.).
• The piece must also be accessible at all times of the day. Lighting and durability must therefore be considerations for all submissions.
• Visual support material with support material list.

Applicants who do not adhere to these criteria will be disregarded. Ontario Place reserves the right to engage specific artists should it be required to fulfill the deliverable outlined. https://ontarioplace.submittable.com/submit/89300/winter-light-exhibition-2017.

While we appreciate all those who apply, only successful applicants will be contacted. This project is a temporary exhibition to run from December 2017 until March 2018. Ontario Place will in no way own the piece post-exhibition unless otherwise discussed with the applicant directly.

Ask questions! If you are unsure about an aspect of your proposal, please use the comments section below and/or email winter@ontarioplace.com.

For media inquiries please contact Maverick Public Relations: OntarioPlace@wearemaverick.com or 416 371 3155.
Ontario Place Corporation (Calls for Artists)