Winter Island 2018: The Exhibition


Thursday, May 24th, 2018
Artscape Youngplace
180 Shaw St. Toronto
6PM – 9PM

Exhibition Runs: May 24 – June 11, 2018



Jeff Nachtigall – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Stacey Ho – Vancouver, British Columbia
Shannon Gerard- Frankford, Ontario
Simon Pope -Ward’s Island, ON/UK
Sammy Rawal – Toronto, Ontario

This winter, five artists, working in a diverse range of media, from across Canada, joined the island community at Artscape Gibraltar Point to create new, participatory and, engaging artworks inspired by the the unique built, sonic, socio-cultural and environmental landscapes of the Toronto Islands, as part of the Third Annual Winter Island Artist Project Residency Series.

We invite you to experience for the first time, relive the memories of, and celebrate with all of us, what was an incredible four months of winter programming at Gibraltar point at the easily accessible, no ferry required, Artscape Young Place.

Refreshments and Snacks served.
Opening Remarks: 7:30PM

About Winter Island Artist Project Residency

Artscape’s Winter Island program is a juried project-oriented residency that welcomes artists to Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island for one month to stay and work with other artist residents as well as local community members to produce new, interactive works.

The Winter Island Artist Project Residency will begin accepting proposals for 2019 in September 2018. Look for the Call at

About the Artists

Jeff Nachtigall

Jeff Nachtigall is a multidisciplinary artist, curator, speaker, and social entrepreneur from Regina, SK. For Winter Island, Nachtigall will bring together children from the island community and mobility-limited seniors to create a large-scale, collaborative painting experience with his invention, the Mobile Painting Device, which turns large objects into a paintbrush.

Stacey Ho

Stacey Ho is an artist and curator whose works have been presented in Oslo, Berlin and across Canada. For Winter Island, Ho will lead sound walks on the Toronto Islands and produce an interactive audio installation in her studio. The residency will culminate in a performance of a new work based on field recordings collected on the island.

Simon Pope

Simon Pope is an internationally recognized artist and Fellow of the National Endowment for Science and the Arts, from London, UK. For Winter Island, Pope will focus on the human and environmental impact of the Toronto Island floods of 2017 through a series of performative gestures, constructions and video documentation created in partnership and with the participation of island residents.

Shannon Gerard

Shannon Gerard is a fibre artist, illustrator, print maker, multi-media artist and OCAD U Assistant Professor from Frankford, Ontario. For Winter Island, Gerard will meet with visitors to share stories and produce their portrait in crochet in a durational performance. She will also give workshops in crochet.

Sammy Rawal

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.

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