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Harbourfront Centre Visual Arts unveils
Winter Exhibits in newly renovated gallery
Jan 26 – June 9, 2013
OPENING RECEPTION: Fri. Jan. 25 from 6-10pm

TORONTO, ON (Jan. 17, 2013) – Harbourfront Centre is proud to announce its winter exhibitions and the unveiling of its newly renovated main gallery space opening Fri. Jan 25.

The Main Gallery has been redesigned and renovated to make exhibits more accessible to the public, offering a truly inviting experience for viewers. Head of Visual Arts, Patrick Macaulay says “What I'm really excited about with our new renovation is how visible the entire exhibition will be from the outside. It increases how public and accessible our gallery will be. The exhibition space becomes a giant display case.”

The newly designed gallery features work that has been developed specifically for the space, highlighting the integral cooperation between the artists, the curator, and the built environment. Through newly installed windows visitors now have the opportunity to see art at Harbourfront Centre 24/7.

There will be a free public reception on Friday, January 25th from 6-10pm, celebrating the unveiling of the new venues and the opening of six exciting new exhibitions in visual arts, craft, and architecture.

Saturday, January 26 – Sunday, April 14

Kim Dorland, David R. Harper, Catherine Lane, Lisa Myers, Luke Painter, David Trautrimas, and Douglas Walker
Curated by Patrick Macaulay
The idea of the North is very alluring. This exhibition brings together seven artists who attempt to define what the idea of north means to them.

Donald Weber
Curated by Patrick Macaulay
The Canadian photographer Donald Weber creates a powerful photo installation from his six year sojourn through Russia and the Ukraine.

Lise Beaudry, Millie Chen, Gary Clement, Brett Gundlock, Suzanne Morrissette, Janet Morton, Garett Walker, and Kathryn Walter
Curated by Patrick Macaulay
Canadians will always argue whether or not where they live is in the north or not. This exhibition asks artists to respond to the idea of north defined by location.

Bookhou, Sean Kunz, Manor 12, Graeme Marrs, Jonathan Sabine, Samare, Tsunami Glassworks, and Patrick Yeung
Curated by Melanie Egan
The work in this exhibition represents the nexus between traditional craft skills and design processes.

Alexia Bilyk, Andrea Kott, Claire MacDonald, Lindsay Montgomery
Curated by Melanie Egan and Patrick Macaulay
These artists use repetition as a device to investigate and comment on the world around them.

January 26 – June 9, 2013

Kobayashi Zedda Architects, Lateral Office, mayer sattler-smith
With a visual arts installation by Erin Riley.

Building for the northern climate is a difficult endeavour. Snow, severe temperatures and shortened periods of sunlight are just a few of the variables needed to consider when designing for the North. DEEP FREEZE analyses this evolving region and presents projects of new architecture being built in the north by firms allied to the north. It also presents current creative research and advanced inventive insights that respond to dilemmas faced by Arctic development.

The Architecture Gallery is a multi-functional space brought to you in part by the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Diamond and Schmitt Architects Incorporated, Urbanspace Property Group Ltd. and Margaret Zeidler. It presents exhibitions, acts as a classroom, and also functions as a meeting space for the discussion of issues relating to architecture.

In addition to the six exhibits running in the York Quay Centre, GOLD RUSH, a photographic series by Brett Gundlock will also be running through June 16, 2013 in the Fleck Dance Theatre. This series documents present-day gold mining in the Yukon and is accessible to ticket holders attending performances at the Fleck Dance Theatre.

Harbourfront Centre is a Canadian charity operating the 10 prime acres of Toronto's central waterfront as a free and open public site. We celebrate the multiplicities of cultures that comprise Canada and enliven the city through the creative imaginations of artists from across the country and around the globe. Harbourfront Centre attracts more than 17 million visits to its site each year to experience 4,000 diverse public events and activities. Harbourfront Centre receives operational support from the Government of Canada and the City of Toronto and program funding from all levels of government, the private sector and individual donors.

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