Guelph, ON – April 13, 2016 – In partnership with City of Guelph, Downtown Renewal and Downtown Guelph Business Association, Guelph Arts Council is excited to announce three new HATCH [pop-up art-space] projects. The installations and exhibitions will pop up in vacant and transitioning spaces in downtown Guelph this spring.

Selected projects include local artist Carolyn Meili’s Ever Black & White, which will transform a vacant transit shelter at St. George’s Square with a series of interlacing cutout black silhouette shapes based on children’s drawings and texts.

The second project, Sliding Door, is an installation of an ongoing photographic project by Polina Teif and Shannon Garden-Smith. It returns images taken from storefronts back to the surface of the window. Using a photograph digitally printed on adhesive vinyl, Sliding Door overlays the 10 Carden St. window with an image of a domestic sliding glass door.

In a vacant commercial unit in Old Quebec Street Mall, collaborative local artists Amanda and Kiel Wilson-Ciocci (KIAM) will be exhibiting their ongoing series of work, which documents the changes in Guelph’s urban landscape. The artists will post hours and be onsite throughout the exhibition to share their collaborative process with the community.

HATCH projects in this round will run from April 15 to May 15, 2016.

Guelph Arts Council would like to thank Old Quebec Street Mall, City of Guelph, Guelph Transit and 10 Carden for the donation of these creative spaces.

More information:

HATCH [pop-up art-space] is supported by The Elevator Project, Guelph Community Foundation – Musagetes Fund, 10 Carden, and City of Guelph.

About Guelph Arts Council:

For over forty years, Guelph Arts Council has been dedicated to supporting, stimulating and promoting arts and culture in Guelph. Guelph Arts Council is funded in part by The Guelph Community Foundation and City of Guelph. We also acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council (OAC), an agency of the Government of Ontario, which last year funded 1,737 individual artists and 1,095 organizations in 223 communities across Ontario for a total of $52.1 million.


For more information contact:

Guelph Arts Council
[email protected]

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