11:00AM-8:00PM @ 52 McCaul St. North of Queen West / FREE / Presented by Well and Good.
The final public view of works that were once part of the first major exhibition of street art in Canada -- as well as the original installation at the former tent city site. Proceeds will go to outstanding costs, the successful implementation and monitoring of the billboard tax by BeautifulCity.ca. Housepaint artists included: Cant4, Case, Fauxreel, Royal, Dstrbo (HVW8), EGR, Elicser, Evoke, Specter, Starship (HVW8), Lease, and Other. Innovative and recognizable, the fire sale features works covered in the following media outlets: Canadian Art Magazine, The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, Azure, Inside Toronto, The Space Channel, 24 Hours, The Canadian Press, Art Daily, Toronto Living, The National Post and many-many more. Everything must go. Less than 20 of the original 50 lots are left. View remaining works here: http://housepaint.ca/photos/housepaintcollection/40.html For sales info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Housepaint Auction closes on Tuesday August 4th...
Dan Buller / Dstrbo, Portrait 3, 60x70" Spray on Canvas 2008 Lot #32 - Next bid $1350
Amanda Marie / Cant, Pray, 36x36" Mixed-media on Canvas 2008 Lot #09 - Next bid $120
Own a piece of history and support Habitat for Humanity Toronto. With 100% of the proceeds going to help build affordable housing, the Housepaint Collection is priced to move. Opening bids start at $100 for artwork by Canada's top street artists. All works in the auction were featured in the ICC's Housepaint, the first street art exhibition within a major Canadian Museum.
Innovative and recognizable, the auction features works covered in the following media outlets: Canadian Art Magazine, The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, Azure, Inside Toronto, The Space Channel, 24 Hours, The Canadian Press, Art Daily, Toronto Living, The National Post and many more.
This is your opportunity to own a piece by an up-and-coming Canadian artist, already featured in a ground-breaking exhibition in Canada's largest museum, while supporting an important charity -- all at the same time. Check out the online auction now as the bidding closes Tuesday at 4pm!
Own a piece of history and support Habitat Toronto in building affordable housing!
With 100% of proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity Toronto to help build affordable housing the Housepaint Collection is priced to move ($100-1750 CAD.) You are not just bidding on an artwork by a top Canadian street artist -- but one that was included the first street art exhibition within a major Canadian Museum. Additionally, an artifact loaded with the history of the first installation at the tent city site. Innovative and recognizable, the works have been featured in or written about in the following media outlets: Canadian Art Magazine, The Star (three times), The Globe and Mail, Azure, Inside Toronto, The Space Channel, 24 Hours, St. Catharine’s Standard, The Sault Star, The Peterborough Examiner, The Canadian Press, Times and Transcript, Art Daily, Artcrimes, Toronto Living, The National Post and many more..
After an exciting six-month run at the ICC, the ground-breaking exhibition Housepaint is set to close after this weekend. The exhibition has been accompanied by a wide range of programming, including visits with the artists, workshops, panel discussions and films. The amazing new commissions by EVOKE, OTHER, ELICSER, SPECTER and FAUXREEL have kept visitors coming through the doors.
If you haven't had a chance to see the exhibit, or if you haven't seen it in a while, the ICC encourages you to make time to see it before the official close this Monday, July 6th. Please remember that there is half price admission on fridays from 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
Online Auction to replace Live Auction and event on June 10th cancelled. Plans have been in the works to present a live auction of the Housepaint canvases to benefit Habitat for Humanity Toronto. However, to direct all of the proceeds of the auction directly to the cause, Habitat for Humanity has decided to host an online auction instead. The ICC encourages you to visit www.realauction.ca/housepaintforhabitat to view the works and register for the online auction. (The online auction is not yet live, but will be later this month.)
Linking to the Housepaint exhibit's meditations on poverty in Toronto, join us for the premiere screening of the final cut of Subtext. This film starts with an exploration of the demise of Toronto's Tent City and follows some of the ex-residents on their journey through mainstream housing and personal change.” The screening will be followed by a Q & A with filmmaker Eric Weissman, who will be joined by friends from the poverty-activism community, as well as two former residents of Tent City.
Panelists include: Eric Weissman (Filmmaker) Beric German (Toronto Disaster Relief Committee) Penny Marrotte (Former resident of Tent City) Terry Potts (Former resident of Tent City) Rima Zavys (Homelessness & Housing Services for Woodgreen Community Services)
In the words of the Filmmaker: "Subtext is an experimental long-term ethno-videography using digital visual media to study homelessness and housing. This piece starts with an exploration of the demise of Toronto's Tent City and follows some of the ex-residents on their journey through mainstream housing and personal change.This is not an agenda-laden piece. It is graphic. The points of view are those of the participants. Subtext examines community building, mental health and addiction issues and the potential for positive change amongst the urban homeless.In a broad sense, Subtext explores digital media as a methodology for "participant observation" in long-term social field research. At a more tangible level, Subtext offers insight to the challenges and realities of getting a specific marginalized group of people off the streets and into housing."
Biography of the Filmmaker:
Eric Weissman received a Masters degree in Sociology from the University of Toronto. He took a leave of absence from Doctoral research in 1991 and in the interim has worked in multi-media as an artist, designer, consultant and researcher. Over the last 9 years, he has spent most of his research and videography focus on Toronto's Tent City and the interplay of various issues affecting the adaptation of long term homeless persons into mainstream housing.