Winter Island 2018: Sammy Rawal – Artist Talk

Saturday, April 28, 2018
Fireplace Room @Artscape Gibraltar Point
1PM -3PM

In the final event of our Winter Island Artist-In-Residence series, artist Sammy Rawal discusses and shows new work that explores the relationships of queer communities of colour to the island.

These new pieces, created during the course of his Winter Island residency will also be presented within the context of his broader art-making and professional oeuvre.

Join us in celebrating, not only the conclusion of Sammy’s residency but also a very successful, Winter Island 2018.

Warm beverages and snack will be on offer.

About the Work

Sammy Rawal is an award-winning music video/commercial director artist and producer of the local “Yes, Yes, Y’all” queer hip-hop dance party in Toronto. For Winter Island, Rawal will welcome queer POC communities for a dance and new media project.

About the Artist

Sammy Rawal is a Canadian music video/commercial director and photographer currently based in Toronto. His work has been exhibited internationally and garnered attention for his use of bold colour, choreography and hyper-stylized approach. Proclaimed as “The King of GIFs” by Little Black Book, his work has been nominated at the UK Music Video Awards, The Juno Awards and The Berlin Music Video Awards. Music videos he has directed have generated over 10 million views on YouTube alone. Sammy is the co-founder / DJ of YES YES Y’ALL, Canada’s largest queer hip hop and dancehall party that seeks to create spaces for LGBTQ2 POC. Sammy is currently represented worldwide by Believe Media, by Revolver Films in Canada..

Getting Here

Artscape Gibraltar Point is accessed easily via Centre Island or Hanlan’s Point ferry docks.

Transportation for the mobility limited may be arranged via Artscape Shuttle van off the 12:30 Hanlan’s Point ferry ***

*** please make transportation arrangements by emailing alochhead [at], 12:30 indicates the departure time from the city-side docks