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"I think being female makes my work inherently political" - In Conversation with Wendy White

Posted by Stacie Ant, 11 months, 2 weeks ago

To honour International Women's Day, we chat with Wendy White, a New York-based female artist whom we admire and is currently part of our annual Drake One Fifty exhibition. Wendy opens up about ways in which her work echoes current political affairs and contemporary societal issues.

Wendy White at Drake One Fifty exhibition opening, FOMO. Photo courtesy of snapd Queen.
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The Drake's Inuit Art Symposium: A Re-cap

Posted by Ashley Mulvihill , 11 months, 2 weeks ago

As part of the programming around our first Inuit art exhibition, Maanngat, The Drake hosted a symposium to explore important issues around Inuit art. In partnership with Dorset Fine Arts + the West Baffin Eskimo Co-Operative, speakers included The Power Plant Director Gaetane Verna, curator and scholar of Inuit Art Dr. Nancy Campbell, + artist Saimaiyu Akesuk, who joined us by Skype from her home in Cape Dorset. Check out our re-cap - with full videos of the symposium!

Inuit Art
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Top 5 exhibits to look forward to in March

Posted by Stacie Ant, 11 months, 2 weeks ago

The Drake blog brings you up to date with our selection of top 5 most exciting exhibits of the month; consisting of emerging artists who are doing interesting stuff in Toronto and internationally recognized artists whose work represents contemporary art globally.

Rafman
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Inside the Studio: Ness Lee for everyone

Posted by Christine Vu, 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Self-described as a “noodle lovin' pot stickin' son of a bun from Toronto,” Ness Lee’s sense of humour is just one of the reasons why we love her. She's shown twice at The Drake Hotel and is one of this year's artists-in-residence at The Drake Devonshire. We get to see how her art is made and how it lives inside her own studio and home.

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Supper Club Cinema's Gabrielle Leith interviews filmmaker Haya Waseem

Posted by Gabrielle Leith, 12 months ago

Four courses, four short films. The Drake is hosting it's first Supper Club Cinema on March 5th with curated content by founder Gabrielle Leith, featuring a collection of local and international shorts by all female filmmakers. In anticipation of the event, Gabrielle talks to Haya Waseem, director of Shahzad.

Filmmaker Heya Wasseem
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Drake Scribbles: D Is For The Drake Hotel

Posted by Jen McNeely, 1 year ago

Meet the author + illustrator behind Toronto ABC and Canada ABC when he visits The Drake for a special Highchair Hangouts on Tuesday, FEB. 21!

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