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MOCCA Award + Partners in Art + Venice

Posted by Mia Nielsen, 4 years, 10 months ago

Earlier this week Partners in Art (PIA), a Toronto-based non-profit org received the biannual MOCCA Award. They had some big pans for the $25,000 prize

Shary Boyle
Food + Drink

Food Photography Award Winners

Posted by Mia Nielsen, 4 years, 11 months ago

Amid great fanfare at Ivy Knight's 86'd Mondays, the winners of the 3rd annual Food Photography Awards were announced. Feast your eyes on this!

Scott Ramsay's photo won FOOD catagory

food photo awards - food
Art

Venice Biennale

Posted by Mia Nielsen, 4 years, 11 months ago

With just a couple of months to go, much of the art world is counting down to Venice! The Venice Biennale, is arguably the pre-eminent art exhibition - the so-called art Olympics - where, since 1895, countries have selected a single artist to exhibit in dedicated pavilions and temporary locations all over the city. The national exhibitions are supported by a massive group show in the sprawling Arsenale that aims to uncover themes in contemporary culture and provide a greater context for contemporary art.

venice biennale
Art

Armory Week

Posted by Mia Nielsen, 4 years, 11 months ago

So much great work to see at Armory Week! Independent, Volta, exhibitions and then some. Everything from daguerreotypes to the kitchen sink.

Independent
Art

London for Frieze + Berlin for fun

Posted by Mia Nielsen, 5 years, 2 months ago

Some people mark time by the seasons, others organize their lives around old school timetables, but for me, I tell time in art fairs. And as I’m getting my notes in order to head off to Miami for the next art world outpost, I realize I’m behind the times and didn’t tell you about the last gathering – in London for Frieze.

London intro
Art

Why Not Now?

Posted by Mia Nielsen, 5 years, 3 months ago

Artist Mark Titchner has been staying with us during his residency with the AGO. Have you seen what he's been doing? Just drop by the Drake and keep your eyes peeled!!

Mark Titchner
Art

Dream Chasers - Drake's Winter Exhibition

Posted by Mia Nielsen, 5 years, 3 months ago

Dream Chasers is almost an exhibition without a theme, or rather an exhibition that had to came together to reveal its theme...

Dream Chasers Drake Hotel
Art

Call For Submissions - Untitled T-Shirt Project with Luminato

Posted by Mia Nielsen, 5 years, 9 months ago

Want to be a part of Luminato? The Drake Hotel + Luminato are currently seeking artists, designers and collectives to submit proposals for the Untitled t-shirt project. Untitled is a collaborative project to develop an artist-designed souvenir for the Luminato Festival and will be available for sale at Luminato (June 8-17) and the Drake General Store.

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Art

Artist in Residence: Nuit Blanche lives on

Posted by Mia Nielsen, 5 years, 11 months ago

We do some big things around here. And sometimes the biggest projects are the most fleeting. Nuit Blanche is no exception, we work for months to develop, install and show installations for the all-night art happening.

nb2012
Art

Armory Week!

Posted by Mia Nielsen, 5 years, 11 months ago

I look forward to the first week of March like some people look forward to the first day of vacation. It’s Armory Week!!

ragnar in venice