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Six Visual Art Exhibitions Launch at Harbourfront Centre - Saturday May 1, 2004

TORONTO, April 23, 2004- Six new visual arts exhibitions launch at Harbourfront Centre on Saturday May 1. Admission is free to all of the gallery spaces - Canada Quay, Case Studies, The Photo Passage, Studio Works, Uncommon Objects and York Quay Gallery. All exhibitions are at Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto. Exhibition details below. For public information call 416-973-4000 or visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com

Canada Quay - Program - May 1 to July 4
Artist Michelle Gay mingles together fiction and the structure of programming code (BASIC) in a felt installation.The felt references back to the oldest type of textile while the waste material the felt scrolls - hint at punch cards used in early (obsolete) computers. Part of digifest 2004: On the Move. Presented by the Design Exchange in partnership with the Ontario Science Centre and Harbourfront Centre. More information at www.dx.org/digifest

Case Studies - Robot Landscapes - May 1 to July 4, 2004
An exhibition that imagines, designs and proposes living environments for robots. This exhibition pairs designers and multimedia artists with low-end consumer robots. Participating artists include : Jon Sasaki, Magic Pony (Kirsten Weckworth and Steve Cober), Jenny San Martin, Kirsten White and Marc Sullivan, Mai-Loong Lim, Marc Ngui and Magda Wojtyra, Sally McKay, Dorota Gelner and Arek Jackowski. Part of digifest 2004: On the Move. More information at www.dx.org/digifest

The Photo Passage - STEELTOWNS - May 1 to June 20, 2004
James Williams portrays the lives of steelworkers and the landscapes that surround them in Canada, the U.S.A. and Mexico. This documentary photography series focuses on issues of industry, labour and the working class with a series of new works.

Studio Works - Persistence in Nature - May 1 to July 4, 2004
Current Craft Studio ceramic resident Ying-Yueh Chuang presents an exhibition of non-functional ceramica cast works constructed of multiple forms dervived from flora and fauna.

Uncommon Objects - Tekhne - May 1 to June 20, 2004
Tekhne (an ancient Greek term used for art and craft) explores the links between technology and creative production through individual and collaborative installations. The exhibition addresses ideas of collaboration, hybridization, intersections between different media and art and craft practices. Participating artists include: Pattie Chalmers, Lynne Heller, Michelle Gay, Tosca Hidalgo Y Teran, Anne Barros, Steve Daniels, Nicholas Stedman & Rhya Tamasauskas Camille Turner & Jim Ruxton. Part of digifest 2004: On the Move. More information at www.dx.org/digifest

York Quay Gallery - Within and Beyond the Wall - May 1 to June 20, 2004
One of the largest German photography exhibitions ever mounted in Canada features nine West and East Berliners deftly capturing pre-wall through post-wall life with more than 90 works. Complete exhibition info at www.berlintoronto.com

Regular Gallery Hours - York Quay Gallery (open Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. and Wednesday, Friday and Saturday until 8 p.m). Hours for Case Studies, The Photo Passage and Uncommon Objects (open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m and Sunday's from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.). Hours for Studio Works and the Craft Studios (open Sunday, Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m). Galleries are closed Mondays except holiday Mondays - when they are open from noon to 6 p.m.

All visual art exhibitions can be seen at Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West. Admission is free.
For more information the public can call 416-973-4000 or visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com

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For more information on all of Harbourfront Centre's visual arts exhibitions please consult our Visual Arts webpage


Media Contact: Shane Gerard, 416-973-4655, sgerard@harbourfrontcentre.com
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