June 28th 2012

PHOTOS

Photos by David Wyndham

A map of the tour route by artist Casey Hinton.

June 28th's Art Spin was a great kick-start to the season, bringing in hundreds of eager participants and allowing us to share some great work with you all.

 

We had a very successful tour and wouldn’t have been able to do it alone. We started things off in (1) Trinity Bellwoods Park as per usual this year, with free bike tune-ups courtesy of Bike Pirates, as well as an interactive piece; Lindsay Zier-Vogel involved participants in her Love Lettering project, this time with a bicycle inspired theme, and then distributed them along the tour, hiding them in various urban areas. 

Geoff from Bike Pirates, doing some tune-ups in the park

Artist Ann Marie Hadcock created a site-specific installation that inhabited the park, and Lilly’s Lunches joined us with some delicious sandwiches and baked goods from her beautiful delivery bike.

Our first stop on the tour was a musical piece by Scott Thomson at (2) The Great Hall. The piece, titled Buzz, featured guitarists Ken Aldcroft, Harley Card, Michelangelo Iaffaldano, John Russon, and Steve Sladkowski, and was generously funded by Martin Neale over at Hoop Driver Bicycles. Following that, we headed over to (3) gallery Neubacher Shor Contemporary to visit Daydream Believer by Jen Mann and The Way Out is a Trap by John Smialek.

The tour then headed northwest to the lively (4) Sorauren Park where we witnessed a dance performance Box Set by the Throwdown Collective. This piece, by dancers Zhenya Cerneacov, Mairéad Filgate and Brodie Stevenson, was a fun and energetic addition, drawing additional crowds from the neighbourhood.

We ended the tour on Sterling Rd. where we visited various artists’ studios at (5) 213 Sterling, a recent hotbed of creativity. Then we made our way over to (6) Forgetus Collective for our final stop: a solo exhibition of recent work by emerging artist Ali Short. We wrapped things up with an after-party there, featuring the marvelous accordion playing of Tangi Ropars, as well as some great Indonesian food by Babi&Co.

We would like to thank all of the participating artists, galleries and studios mentioned above, as well as our trumpeting emcee Michael Louis Johnson, leading the front of the tour, and John Cairnes keeping the stragglers in beat with his bike-trailer sound system. Thanks to Niomi and Will for their skills behind the bar, as well as our kind sponsors for this tour; The Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, Hoop Driver Bicycles, Dave and Irving, the guys behind the Promise Events.

PHOTOS

Art Spin participants meet at Trinity Bellwoods Park. Photo by Alannah Clamp.

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The Love Lettering project by Lindsay Zier-Vogel.

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The Love Lettering project by Lindsay Zier-Vogel.

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A close-up of Ann Marie Hadcock's installation in Trinity Bellwoods Park.

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A a site-specific installation by Ann Marie Hadcock in Trinity Bellwoods Park.

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A close-up of Ann Marie Hadcock's installation in Trinity Bellwoods Park.

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Geoff from Bike Pirates on hand for free tune-ups. Photo by Alannah Clamp.

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The Love Lettering project by Lindsay Zier-Vogel.

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A little something left behind by The Love Lettering project by Lindsay Zier-Vogel.

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Michael Louis Johnson serenades Art Spin participants at the beginning of the tour.

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Participants gathering in Trinity Bellwoods Park. Photo by Alannah Clamp.

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Lilly's lunches joins us with her delicious sandwiches and baked goods.

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Our trumpeting emcee Michael Louis Johnson. Photo by Alannah Clamp.

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Participants gather at Trinity Bellwoods Park. Photo by Alannah Clamp.

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Cyclists on the Art Spin tour. Photo by Alannah Clamp.

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Bikes parked outside the Great Hall. Photo by Alannah Clamp.

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Scott Thomson's piece 'Buzz' at The Great Hall. Photo by Alannah Clamp.

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Scott Thomson's piece 'Buzz' at The Great Hall.

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Bikes parked outside Neubacher Shor Contemporary.

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A visit to Neubacher Shor Contemporary.

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A visit to Neubacher Shor Contemporary. Photo by Alannah Clamp.

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The stage is set for 'Box Set' by the Throwdown Collective. Photo by Alannah Clamp.

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The audience for Throwdown Collective's dance performance. Photo by Alannah Clamp.

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Art Spinners climb the stairs up to various artist's studios at 213 Sterling Rd. Photo by Alannah Clamp.

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A visit to architect Philip Beesley's studio in the Sterling Lofts. Photo by Alannah Clamp.

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A visit to architect Philip Beesley's studio in the Sterling Lofts.

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A visit to architect Philip Beesley's studio in the Sterling Lofts.

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The entrance to a studio at 213 Sterling Rd. Photo by Alannah Clamp.

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A studio at 213 Sterling Rd. Photo by Alannah Clamp.

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The Empress, bicycle trailer sound system towed by John Carnes. Photo by Alannah Clamp.

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A poster for work by Ali Short.

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Recent work by Ali Short at Forgetus Collective. Photo by Alannah Clamp.

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The crowd at our final stop and after party at Forgetus Collective. Photo by Alannah Clamp.

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Art Spin after-party at Forgetus Collective. Photo by Alannah Clamp.

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