OPEN FIELD COLLECTIVE brings engaging contemporary art to public streets in Toronto and Guelph. Erika James and Scott McDermid’s mandate is to create innovative public spaces for artists to exhibit their artwork. We are currently operating 8 Street Projects exhibition sights in Toronto, 4 in Guelph, and 1 School Kids Projects Gallery at the King Edward Public School. 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 – Eight exhibition galleries placed along King St. in the new street sitting areas. Nov. 16 to Dec. 31, 2018
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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PRESENT LOCATION OF GALLERIES:
1. through 8. – Galleries along King St Pilot Project
9. 112 Lippincott St, King Edwards Junior and Senior Public School, Toronto
10.. 64 Toronto St., Guelph
11. 60 McTague St., Guelph
12. 116 Johnston St., Guelph
13. 30 Brockville Ave., Guelph
14. The Neilson Creative Centre, Etobicoke, (curated by the Neilson Centre)