Toronto artists want to drive you out of town
One of Toronto's most intriguing art events of the summer will take place in a town I couldn't find on a map - until the presenters of Sunday Drive contacted me. Warkworth, ON is about 150km from Toronto - a quick Google image search of the 700 person community yields a photo of sheep. An art scene you'd imagine for Warkworth might revolve around wind-chimes and lawn ornaments crafted by retirees with sprawling yards, maybe a sleepy gift shop that goes all-out for the holidays. Not so from August 23rd through September 7th: contemporary art is taking a trip to Trent Hills.
Sunday Drive presents Warkworth will span two weeks, as Toronto artists present satellite installations and performances via local art hubs Mercer Union, Gladstone Hotel, Huntclub, Art Spin, Interaccess, Akin Collective, and more. The project is reminiscent of last year's Land|Slide exhibit at Markham Museum, which saw pop up installations scattered throughout pioneer buildings.
The exhibit launches not on Sunday but on Saturday, August 23 with projections by Oliver Pauk, Michael Vickers, and Personnel (7:40pm) and a performance by Hazel Meyer (9pm). No ride? Take the art bus from 87 Wade Ave at 4pm for $25 - the trip includes free drinks, snacks, and surprises, and will return you at midnight. You can also plan your own route to Warkworth here. Find the schedule here - everything else runs Wednesdays - Sundays between 11am-5pm. Check out the full guide include artist bios on Sunday Drive's website here.
Photo by Brian Rome in the blogTO Flickr pool.