On The Waterfront
A Hamilton Winterfest Exhibition
Lesley Loksi Chan
Carey Jernigan and Julia Campbell-Such
Fwee Twade (Becky Katz and Matt McInnes)
Curated by Tara Bursey
To be on the waterfront is to be on the threshold of something. The waterfront is where settlers landed, and early trade took place. In the 19th Century, the area surrounding Hamilton’s Pier 8 was home to some of the city's first industrial sites, including an iron works, boat works, sail loft and glass company.
In On The Waterfront, local industrial sites and history serve as points of departure for contemporary artists from around the region. Evocative outdoor installations will draw on skills, materials and forms associated with early industry as well as the social history of Hamilton’s North End neighbourhood. This exhibition will consider the waterfront as a site of historical significance, tension and possibility, as well as a place where past stories and dreams of the future collide.
Part of the Hamilton Winterfest Kick Off Event
Saturday, February 7, 2015
At Pier 8, 47 Discovery Drive, Hamilton
12 noon - 8 pm
For more information, visit www.hamiltonwinterfest.ca, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (905) 546-2424 ext. 7612.
Photo: Carey Jernigan and Julia Campbell-Such, Gear Patterns
Don’t miss Things Made Here: The Glen Faulman Collection, curated by Melissa Bennett, Curator of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Hamilton and Tara Bursey, Independent Curator, and presented in association with On the Waterfront.
On view January 31 to March 21, 2015
At the Art Gallery of Hamilton (AGH) Design Annex,
118 James Street North, Hamilton
Winterfest is a celebration of Hamilton and the beauty of the season. Winter-inspired art exhibits, menus, heritage and recreation programming, and so much more will bring Hamilton residents out of hibernation to connect with each other and explore the city for ten fun-filled days from February 7 to 16, 2015. The annual event is celebrating its 37th year with more participating partners than ever including galleries, museums, neighbourhood associations, recreation centres, and small businesses.
Visit the 2015 Winterfest Event Page for detailed listings of community events.
The 2015 Winterfest Kick-Off event featuring live music and performances, a film festival, outdoor art installations, craft activities, outdoor skating and tasty treats will run Sat, Feb. 7 from 12 noon to 8 p.m. at Pier 8, on Hamilton’s beautiful waterfront.
See the Kick-Off Event Page for details!