• One Path

    W-O-M-A-N

  • W-O-M-A-N

    W-O-M-A-N, a large scale, collaborative, interactive, multi-artist installation on the grounds of the Spadina Museum, for Nuit Blanche Toronto. About women, by woman artists, coordinated, curated and managed by women. The audience is led through rites of passage from birth to social puberty, marriage, motherhood, advancement to higher class, occupational specialization, cultural diversification, death, nurturing, community and sameness.


    Society. Woman. Past. Present. Future.

     

    Nuit Blanche Toronto

    on the grounds of the Spadina Museum

     

    285 Spadina Road, Toronto, Ontario

    Saturday, September 29, 2018

    7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

     

  • Artists

    Hortense Gerardo

    GLASS HEART SOLOS

    Artist audio instructions on website below:

    Osnat Lippa

    WOMEN STARS

    Maryam Sadrolhefazi

    RAAHA / LIBERATION

    Isabel Fryszberg

    WOMEN IN THE MEDICINAL GARDEN OF LIFE

    Floral Bursts, 1 and 2

    Wendy Wobeser

    WOMEN IN THE MEDICINAL GARDEN OF LIFE

    #coffeewithmyfriend

    Elizabeth Greisman

    WOMEN IN THE MEDICINAL GARDEN OF LIFE

    Women in the Garden at Spadina Museum

    Tracy Gorman

    "In Her Eyes"

    Wendy Woodworth

    WOMEN'S HANDS

    Joanne LeBlanc

    OCCUPY SPACE

    Jane Burns

    TWEET FOR BIRDS (BUTTERFLIES & BEES)

    Laura Burns

    TWEET FOR BIRDS (BUTTERFLIES & BEES)

    Hillcrest Village Fibreworks

    OUR LIVES.... CONNECTED

    Kelly Carroll

    CONNECTIONS

    Barbara Cook

    BEYOND SKIN DEEP

  • Recommendations

    BlogTO TheTop 25 Exhibits to check out at Nuit Blanche Toronto 2018

    What to see in Bloor Yorkville

    W-O-M-A-N

    Another collaborative, multi-artist exhibition, W-O-M-A-N promises to lead audience members through "societal rites of passage" for women with costume design, horticultural art, mosaics, sculpture, videography, performance art and more.

    Local Love Magazine

    5 Toronto Nuit Blanch exhibits with Lasting Impact

    These community-minded installations will make you think and feel—and leave with a sense of hope

    BY ALICIA COX THOMSON

    Ahighlight of the fall season since 2006, Nuit Blanche transforms Toronto into a living art gallery from sunset to sunrise. The all-night celebration returns September 29, 2018, to champion artistic expression and creativity at more than 80 exhibitions, installations and performances throughout the city. This year’s curatorial theme is You Are Here, which asks pointed questions about the GTA, its citizens and their myriad stories, connections, journeys and cultures.

    This year there are several stories told by and about women and people of colour around themes of social justice and community. You can take part in thought-provoking experiences inspired by stories of immigrants and refugees, and bear witness to faces and voices that traditionally have had fewer opportunities in the art world to be seen or heard. The following five exhibits contain many of these—from visual and interactive art to experiential installations you’ll never forget.

     

    W-O-M-A-N

    Location: Spadina Museum

    One Path is a group of 14 women and artists whose exhibition is a multi-disciplinary, interactive, feminist celebration for, by and about women. The event includes elements of costume design, horticultural art, mosaics, painting, photography, sculpture, stained glass, videography and textiles, as well as digital and performance art. You can expect to witness female rites of passage from birth to death. W-O-M-A-N is a true celebration of the joy, pain, fear and love womanhood embodies. (Photography by City of Toronto)

     

  • Reviews

    The Annex Gleaner

    The Annex Gleaner

    ON THE COVER: Eyes on Nuit Blanche 2018

    Tracy Gorman’s “In her eyes” studies the eyes of the women in her life. Gorman specializes in textile-based pieces, and put photos of eyes on a dress using synthetic photographic transfer paper. The installation was part of W-O-M-A-N, an all-woman exhibition about women in society at Spadina House for Nuit Blanche Toronto on September 29. HÜSNA SARI/GLEANER NEWS

    The Annex Gleaner - cont'd

    Tracy Gorman's "In her eyes"

    W-O-M-A-N, a large-scale, interactive, multi-artist installation created and curated by women, at Spadina House:

    Photo by Neiland Brissenden/Gleaner News

    The Annex Gleaner - cont'd

    Wendy Woodwood's "In her Hands"

    W-O-M-A-N, a large-scale, interactive, multi-artist installation created and curated by women, at Spadina House:

    Photo by Neiland Brissenden/Gleaner News

    The Annex Gleaner - cont'd

    Elizabeth Greisman, Wendy Wobeser, Isabel Fryszber's "Living Tree"

    W-O-M-A-N, a large-scale, interactive, multi-artist installation created and curated by women, at Spadina House:

    Photo by Neiland Brissenden/Gleaner News

    The Annex Gleaner - cont'd

    Kelly Carroll's "Connections"

    W-O-M-A-N, a large-scale, interactive, multi-artist installation created and curated by women, at Spadina House:

    Photo by Neiland Brissenden/Gleaner News

    Nuit Blanche Toronto

    October 3, 2018

    Congratulations!

     

    Dear Barbara,

     

    I'm writing to congratulate you and your team on an incredibly successful Nuit Blanche installation! I was unfortunately not able to visit, but my colleague Cynthia was blown away by what she called "a secret garden of thoughtful, beautiful installations about important women's issues."

     

    I hope your experience was a positive one. Of course do not hesitate to reach out with any feedback, as we want to continue improving how we support independent artists and organizations through the event.

     

    Wishing you a restful week! Congratulations and best of luck on your future endeavours. I hope our paths will cross again!

     

    Best,

    Shannon

     

     

    Shannon Linde

    Programming, City Cultural Events

    Economic Development and Culture

    City of Toronto

    City Hall, 6th Floor, West Tower

    100 Queen Street West

     

  • Gallery

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    W-O-M-A-N

    Images of our night at Nuit Blanche Toronto

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