SUBTEXT FESTIVAL (2011, 2010)


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Subtext Multi-Arts Festival (The Bridging Project)

The Bridging Project: June – August 2011
Subtext Multi-Arts Festival: August 28 – 29, 2011

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Subtext Multi-Arts Festival was one component of The Bridging Project, a collaborative community arts project presented in partnership with a number of community groups active in the Kingston-Galloway/Orton Park (KGO) community.  Subtext was a dynamic two day multi-arts festival, preceded by workshops featuring graffiti and performing arts, an original dance performance, a youth hip-hop album launch celebration, storytelling and oral history, art demonstrations and an introduction to the natural ravine area where the festival will take place. The venue for Subtext was an outdoor space beneath the Lawrence Avenue bridge – a unique amphitheatre created by the soaring support pillars of the that span the ravine and a branch of the Highland Creek.

A collaborative project between: Mural Routes, Jumblies Theatre, Toronto Cultural Services – Arts Services, Scarborough Arts, The Amazing Place, East Scarborough Storefront, Scarborough Historical Museum, Evergreen and the community of KGO.  Supported by Department of Canadian Heritage

 

Subtext Multi-Arts Festival (The Bridging Project)

Subtext Multi-Arts Festival: September 11 & 12, 2010

VIDEO

http://youtu.be/lCgDXSbh2WA

Subtext Multi-Arts Festival was one component of The Bridging Projecta collaborative community arts project presented in partnership with a number of community groups active in the Kingston-Galloway/Orton Park (KGO) community. The Subtext Festival was the culminating event and celebration of the summer long Bridging Project, linking the above-bridge art interventions with the natural environment below.

The Bridging Project, launched in 2010, aimed to transform the Kingston-Galloway/Orton Park bridge (back) into a connector that brings residents from diverse communities together. Using a series of art interventions, the project breaks down barriers between the communities to either side of the KGO bridge – including the physical barrier of the bridge itself.

Partners for the Bridging Project included City of Toronto Cultural Services, Scarborough Arts Council, Mural Routes, The Amazing Place, East Scarborough Storefront, Jumblies Theatre and Evergreen.

2010 Bridging Project components

  • Launch Event – (June 24, 2010) featured a parade coordinated by Jumblies Theatre and chalk drawings on the bridge by artists and community members.
  • Free Dance Workshops (Aug 17 – Sept 9, 2010) Led by Kevin Ormsby at East Scarborough Storefront.
  • ROOTS/ROUTES Bridge Art Project (July 5 – September 11, 2010.): Images of the flora and fauna of the parkland below the bridge were interspersed with the footprints and impressions of people and pets of the community, and painted along the bridge’s northern wall.
  • SUBTEXT: sub-Urban Arts Festival (Sept 10 – 12, 2010) was a three day multi-arts festival featuring graffiti and performing art, storytelling and oral history, modern batik art demonstrations, film screening and an introduction to the ravine area.
  • Documentation and Film

 





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