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Studio Visit w/ Collage Artist Jenn Murphy

Posted by Madeleine Till, 3 months, 4 weeks ago

Artist Jennifer Murphy’s collages explore the natural cycles of life, death, and rebirth. This fall, Jenn is contributing to the Drake Art’s annual Art Toronto artist activations as well as working on a printed multiple for guests of our Dinner Party.

Jenn Murphy window


Posted by Kayleigh Robinson, 4 months ago

We at The Drake would like to note that you won’t be graded at crit night and it is completely free (no pesky student loans required)!

To help paint a better picture (sorry- terrible art pun) of Crit Night, here is a list of the types of people you’ll see at the event.


Kate Benedict & Tamara Hart: Curating For Unconventional Spaces

Posted by Madeleine Till, 6 months ago

We sat down with emerging curatorial duo Kate Benedict and Tamara Hart to talk collaboration, curating for unconventional spaces, and their exhibition take your legs and your shoes (on view at The Drake Hotel until October 17).

Kate and Tamara edit

Sarah Choi on Dance, Film, and How Her Life Turned Upside Down Overnight

Posted by Madeleine Till, 6 months, 3 weeks ago

"I’ve always been passionate about dance films, and I’ve always wanted to create my own film festival. So at this point in my life, it was like 'Why not!' I had lost everything, which also meant I could do whatever I wanted." This past June, filmmaker Sarah Choi partnered with Momentum Dance Toronto to bring the 1st Annual Lights Dance Festival to the Drake Hotel.

sarah choi headshot

Studio Visit w/ Artist Luke Siemens

Posted by Madeleine Till, 7 months, 1 week ago

Luke Siemens is a multidisciplinary artist with a keen interest in architecture and condo-culture. His tongue-in-cheek installation PlyGuy is included in our upcoming group show View Finder at the Drake Devonshire. We caught up with Luke at his studio in Toronto’s west end to talk about his process, interests, and future plans.

Luke Siemens Portrait

Fanning out w/ Jess Hrycyk and her Fantastical art

Posted by Stacie Ant, 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Folklore & Mythology inspired artist Jess Hycyk is gracing The Drake with her presence on July 8th as a part of the Pixel and Bristle Summer Market.

jess hrycyk