OPEN FIELD COLLECTIVE  brings engaging contemporary art to public streets in Toronto.   Erika James and Scott McDermids’ mandate is to create innovative public spaces for artists to exhibit their artwork. We are currently  operating 6 Street Projects exhibition sights in Toronto.  The  STREET PROJECTS exhibitions change every six weeks, giving the surrounding community an opportunity to be introduced to a wide range of artists and visual art program.

KING ST. PILOT PROJECT – The City of Toronto – Open field Collective – 5 to 8 exhibition galleries placed along King St. in the  street sitting areas.  Nov. 16, 2018  to October 1, 2019.

LANEWAY LIGHT UP   – 38 artists – 40 murals – 1  lane-way – 1 weekend!   A partnership –  StreetARToronto –  KJ Bit Collective –  Open Field Collective   –  Supported by City of Toronto, and through Toronto Arts Council Strategic Funding.  The garage doors and wall murals were completed September 15 and 16, 2018.   The Laneway is between Euclid/ Palmerston – College/ Dundas.

Our  STREET PROJECT GALLERIES are mobile!  Movable bases allow us to present the art anywhere.  In 2016, Waterfront Toronto funded the presentation of 5 Open Field  galleries in the Corktown Commons, Toronto.   The gallery boxes were dispersed along the winding trails inside the park.

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Contact/ Submissions:  theopenfieldcollective@gmail.com

We welcome exhibition proposals!

PRESENT LOCATION OF GALLERIES:

1 – 5  Galleries along King St Pilot Project, Toronto

6 The Neilson Creative Centre, Etobicoke, (curated by the Neilson Centre)

Please visit our “See the Projects” pages (1 – 6)  for more of the artists’ works.

King Street

King St. Pilot Project, artist Lisa Goldberg


Viewer at Street Project, art by Rochelle Rubinstein

Viewer at Street Projectart by Rochelle Rubinstein


Janet Morton, The Dance 2

Artist – Janet Morton, The Dance


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Street Artist Nick Sweetman – Laneway Light Up


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Al Runt – Laneway Light Up


Erika James, artist

Street Project Gallery


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Shane Adams/ NIXO collaboration, Corktown Commons


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Artist Jenny Chen, Pins and Needles


#12 I Cant Quite Put My Finger

Artist –  Erika James

Spencer Barclay, We used to eat here.
Ehrling White, Little Sacrifices
Anita Cazzola, Objects of Tension and Release
Eric Allen Montgomery, River Box (detail)
Erika James, “I thought you were solid but you’re just fluff”
Janet Morton, Liar, liar, your pants are burning.
Lisa Neighbour, Entropy Beach
Carlo Cesta, artist at – King St Pilot Project – Open Filed Collective – Street Projects
Scott McDermid, Kensington Market, car -free day
Natalie Quagliotto, Candy Display
Heather Goodchilds, Dogs
Scott McDermid, Hockey/Peace
Christine De Vuono, The Fight Club Faires
Spencer Barclay, “We Used to Shop Here”, (detail)
Erika James, “Starting Over”
Karen Houle, excerpt from “Durable # 1”
Karen Houle, excerpt – Durable # 1
Christina Kostoff, Mantra
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