Nuit Blanche Toronto is made possible by generous sponsors and partners who share a commitment to arts and culture in Toronto and have immersed themselves in the spirit of Nuit Blanche Toronto. Their investment enables talented local, national and international artists to showcase their work publicly during the event.
Etobicoke Exhibition sponsored by Humber College
A series of commissioned artworks, Humber College produced art pieces and independent projects will be featured in the first Etobicoke Exhibition.
Location: Etobicoke – Humber College Campus, 19 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr.
Humber College produced projects:
Independently produced projects:
Scarborough Exhibition sponsored by Scarborough Town Centre
The Scarborough Exhibition has expanded this year to include more commissioned works in and around Scarborough Town Centre.
Location: In the area of Scarborough Town Centre, 300 Borough Dr. and the Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr.
Commissioned and independent projects:
CF Toronto Eaton Centre, sponsor of An Occupation by Amrita Hepi and I am the river by Johnson Witehira
An Occupation combines sculpture and performance using heart monitors to inflate and deflate a six-metre-wide inflatable structure, the labour of the body and the dance is made visible. For this edition of An Occupation, participants will be invited to soundtrack the work with Karaoke songs about labour, work and occupation.
Location: Downtown – CF Toronto Eaton Centre Bridge, Queen Street West (between Yonge and Bay Streets)
In I am the river, using animation, the artist stretches time, using the digital medium to show connections between the past, present and future. Playing with time, the visual narrative explores Māori perceptions of the world, in which the past is in front of us not behind.
Location: Downtown – Yonge- Dundas Square
Concord Adex, sponsor of art installations in Concord Park Place and Ethennonnhawahstihnen’ Park
Location: Concord Park Place, 1001 Sheppard Ave. E.
Concord Adex presents 11 new, permanent public art pieces in and around Concord Park Place.
Deloitte, sponsor of Untying Space_Yonge 40 Adelaide
Location: Downtown – Yonge and Adelaide Streets
Sun K. Kwak’s drawings are born through the communion between the material and the spiritual. Untying Space_Yonge 40 Adelaide is one of Sun’s site-specific, Space Drawing series.
Johnnie Walker, sponsor of Good Tonight, Good Tomorrow by Chuck Anderson, @NoPattern, Chicago
Location: Downtown – 50 Queen St. W (Queen and Bay Streets)
The installation is an exploration of pace. Colours travel around the screens at a slow and purposeful speed. A beautiful restraint in the movement encourages viewers to come together and take a second to appreciate this moment of clarity. The installation is brought to you by fine artist NoPattern, in collaboration with Johnnie Walker, who appreciate that pace is also representative of responsible drinking.
Oxford Properties Group, sponsor of Daughters of the diaspora by Destinie Adelakun and ‘murrungamirra’ (objects) – Downtown by Brook Andrew
Daughters of the diaspora (DOD) is a photographic essay. This body of work is concerned with the iconographic significance of women from the African diaspora.
Location: Downtown – WaterPark Place, 88 Queens Quay W.
‘murrungamirra’ (objects) is a set of floating silhouettes in the artist’s Wiradjuri pattern. These murrungamirra are inspired by his ancestral objects often hidden away in museums.
Location: Downtown – WaterPark Place, 10 Bay St.
Toronto Regional Real Estate Board (TRREB) sponsor of Shapeshifter by Anna Binta Diallo
Shapeshifter is a series of sculptural works that expands the investigation into folklore, history, personal mythology, and how identity constantly fluctuates.
Location: Downtown – Yonge Street, south of Dundas Street
Waterfront BIA sponsor of Mana Moana by Michael Bridgman
Mana Moana is an artist-led collaboration between Māori and Pacifica visual artists, musicians, writers and choreographers to bring to life video through a water screen.
Location: Downtown – Waterfront – Yonge Street and Queens Quay
Doris McCarthy Gallery and the department of Arts, Culture and Media, University of Toronto Scarborough, Premier Partner of Nuit Talks & Symposium
Nuit Connects Artist Talk
On Monday, October 3, the Nuit Blanche + RUTAS Symposium: A Home for Our Migrations will feature an engaging talk and an opportunity to view the work of Nuit Blanche Connects artist Whyishnave Suthagar at Scarborough Town Centre.
Nuit Connects is a relationship-building, mentorship and knowledge-sharing program in partnership with Doris McCarthy Gallery, which was inspired by the impassioned commitment to community and mentorship by Scarborough participants from the inaugural Nuit Blanche in Scarborough in 2018. The program annually supports a Scarborough-based artist through a 10-month residency program. Whyishnave Suthagar is this year’s residency recipient.
Nuit Talk at Humber College
An artist talk will take place at Humber College featuring Nuit Blanche Toronto’s Artistic director in conversation with a surprise guest whose work will appear in Etobicoke as part of this year’s Nuit Blanche Toronto. Further information will be available in the coming weeks.
More information about Nuit Blanche + RUTAS Symposium: A Home for Our Migrations is available online.
Nuit Blanche, Toronto’s free all-night celebration of contemporary art, returns this fall for its 16th edition, from sunset on October 1 to sunrise on October 2. Toronto’s biggest celebration of contemporary art will include works by more than 150 local, national and international artists and, for the first time, present exhibition areas across Toronto. Information and updates are available on the Nuit Blanche website, on Facebook, on Twitter, on Instagram. The event hashtag is #NBTO22.
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