“Island Vibes”: A Welcome Back Party & Open House

After a summer spent on the mainland, Artscape Gibraltar Point invites you to celebrate our return to the island at ISLAND VIBES: A Welcome Back Party & Open House. Don your best Hawaiian shirt and linen shorts on Saturday, September 16, and join us as we swing our doors wide open.

Running 3-9pm, this shindig is PWYC (suggested $10) and will feature DJ performances by:

Diana McNally b2b Hysteric (Automaticamore, Toronto; Mothball Records, Australia)
Patchouli Brothers (Beam Me Up, The Piston, Toronto)
DJ Absolutely Free (Arts & Crafts, Toronto)

The day will also be host to the opening reception for a new visual art exhibition and installation Jetsam Warp in the AGP Hallway Gallery, by Artscape Gibraltar Point tenants artists Melissa Fisher-Rozenberg & Chris Foster.

JUST ADDED: VR Demonstration by Jim Munroe and Mathew Borrett. Featuring their new game Manimal Sanctuary – a lurking simulator set on Toronto Island.

Drop by throughout the day to check out the talents of our tenants and meet real, live, artists-in-residence at our Open Studios, enjoy a Vegan and Vegetarian friendly BBQ and fun games – stay into the evenings to enjoy our cash bar, and a tropical dance party, under the stars – Island Style.

All proceeds benefit Artscape Gibraltar Point

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About the Exhibition 

Jetsam Warp
Chris Foster + Melissa Fisher-Rozenberg
Sept 16 – Dec 31, 2017

Artscape Gibraltar Point long term studio tenants Chris Foster and Melissa Fisher-Rozenberg present Jetsam Warp, a collaborative exhibition in Gibraltar’s Main Hall Gallery. This work, which came into fruition upon the reopening of the Toronto Islands, explores thematic crossovers in the artists’ respective practices. Jetsam Warp puts forth selections of found objects collected by each artist as part of their studio processes. Beach garbage, architectural detritus, process offcuts, flotsam and jetsam – are reconfigured and recontextualized to create alternate realities within this immersive, site-specific installation

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About Manimal Sanctuary 

Manimal Sanctuary is a lurking simulator. It leverages low-end VR technology to enable every player’s ultimate fantasy: to play a creature part coral reef, part Cthulhu, who consumes human emotions. Set on the Toronto Islands after the rest of the city is consumed by gibbering monstrosities, you eavesdrop on the survivors and their dramas involving things like bad potato crops and graffiti tags. And if those everyday emotions aren’t filling enough, you can always uncover some devastating secrets…