Tuesday 27 November 2012

FINAL NOTICE: zine fair 2012

A special thanks to everyone who tabled and came to visit our zine fair, the last event held at 58 Ossington. We're looking forward to our future home at 303 Lansdowne.  XPACE will be open as of Sunday January 27th, for FEAST. Don't forget to visit!

Friday 23 November 2012

Upcoming General Calls for Submission

Harcourt House - Main Gallery General Call for Submissions (2013)
Deadline: November 30 / 2012
Harcourt House Artist Run Centre is an artist-run, charitable organization that promotes contemporary visual art to interested individuals and organizations by providing education, exhibitions and resources. It is a destination for contemporary visual art for emerging and established artists. Harcourt is a centre of excellence that is active in community participation, provides targeted programming and is sustainable. 
Harcourt House supports eight exhibitions annually in this space and only applications from established artists, local, national or international, will be considered for this space. Individual artists and groups are open to submit to the Main Gallery as long as they meet the definition of an established artist. Please see definitions below. 
The Main Gallery has two programming deadlines in a year: June 30 and November 30.

Eastern Edge Gallery - Rogue Gallery General Call for Submissions (2013)
Deadline: December 15 / 2012
The Rogue Gallery, located just inside Eastern Edge Gallery, is a small contemporary/alternative art exhibition space devoted to new and emerging artists, student work, and works in progress, small works, experimental pieces and special projects. The Rogue is not intended as a space for commercial art.
Rogue exhibition applications are not juried by a programming committee. Instead, applications are drawn at random on the following deadline:
December 15 - four applications for exhibitions between January and April are drawn.

White Water Gallery - Black Water Art Call for Submissions (2013)
Deadline: December 31 / 2012
Black Water Art is a metaphor for the conceptual transition from one space to another. This event transforms the White Water Gallery Artist-Run Centre into a commercial venue for a short exhibition each year. During this time artwork will be installed in a salon style exhibition and sold on site. 100% of each sale goes directly to the artistmaking this a unique commercial opportunity for participants.
The exhibition runs from January 18th to February 16th, 2013 with an opening reception on January 18th at 7pm.

Gallery 44 - Exhibition Assistance Call for Submissions (2013)
Deadline: January 14 / 2012
Gallery 44 is a third party recommender in the Ontario Arts Council's Exhibition Assistance Program. We accept applications for exhibition assistance from Ontario artists with a confirmed exhibition of photography or photo-based work. Applications must be received prior to the opening date of the exhibition and no later than our deadlines of January 15 and June 1st. Applications may be submitted up to one year in advance of the exhibition. Please do not call or email to inquire about remaining funds in our budget, Gallery 44 ensures that funds are available for both our deadlines.

Open Studio - General Call for Submissions (2013)
Deadline: January 30 / 2012
Open Studio is an artist-run printmaking centre that presents a wide range of print media-based works from traditional to experimental, including work that, although not produced using traditional printmaking techniques, shares through its conceptual concerns a relationship to printmaking. Accepted formats include: 2 and 3-dimensional works, bookworks, digital and multi-media installation-based work. Proposals by individual artists, groups and curators will be considered.
Submissions are accepted to exhibit in the Open Studio Gallery twice annually.

Thursday 8 November 2012


XPACE Cultural Centre, 58 Ossington Ave
Saturday, November 24, 2012

Last event in XPACE Cultural Centre's current location!


30+ vendors selling small press publications, comics, zines, screen prints, t-shirts, posters, hand bound journals, and other hand made goods!

Featuring the musical stylings of 

and DJ sets by 
MAMA KNOWS (Anni Spadafora) and
DIRTY BLUE GENE (Jenny Gitman)

poster by Nathan Enkel

Come one, come all 

Wednesday 7 November 2012


Call for Artistic Proposals and Submissions_An ILLUMINATED iDENTITY

Open Call: Undergraduate and Graduate student artists working in and responding to a question of identity and individuality in a context of the Future-Present (democratized surveillance, weaponized branding, mobilized e-motions, and mythological realities).

XPACE/IMAGES festival is seeking proposals from student artists who are interested in responding to a question of the Future-Present. One could think of the term "Future-Present" as being a condition in which our dreams of the future collide with the reality of the present and where the real and imagined world are as one after the idealized World of Tomorrow has been dissolved. We live in a world that integrates technology with daily life, causing physiological and psychological shifts, giving us a kind of cybernetic lens in which to view the world. A lens that not only affects the way we think about ourselves and the world but also the images we use to represent that world. Now that peoples, places, and things are all accessible at the click of a button, what does it mean to be an individual in our contemporary condition and how are our identities formed? Proposals should consider the space the artwork occupies, the media used and its relationship to the subject in question, and a thorough understanding of the relative condition being: the Future-Present. Proposals are encouraged to be innovative and critical but also visually stimulating and sensorially provocative.

Examples may include, but are not limited to:

Online or Web specific art
Computer specific art
3D Prints
Digital Images and/or Videos
Performance Video and/or Live Performance
Animated GIF
Robotics and/or Haptic Technologies
Mobile Technologies
Weaponized Technologies
Archetypal Technologies (ie. LED's, Electromagnetics, Cybernetics/Body-Mod Tech, Drone, etc.)

Electronic Submissions only can be sent to: david.f.m.hanes@gmail.com

Deadline: December 15th, 2012
Include in your submission:
images of the proposed work (or relevant work) or a link to a website and/or youtube/vimeo
- MAXIMUM of 6 images (72dpi @ 768 x 1024)
description of the proposed work, including physical qualities, spatial and hanging needs, technical requirements, etc. (max. 150 words, PDF only)
brief artist statement and biography (max. 200 words, PDF only)
CV (2 pages MAX, PDF only)

for addition information contact the curator of the project David Hanes:

Tuesday 6 November 2012

Felix Kalmenson's INTERSECTION

There is one week left for you to visit XBASE, which features a site-specific installation by Felix Kalmenson. Some thought provoking articles covering Felix's work can be found on the Torontoist and The Wardens Today. The exhibition closes on Saturday November 10th.

Friday 2 November 2012

DATAMOSHING with Adrienne Crossman

XPACE Cultural Centre
58 Ossington Avenue
Saturday, November 17th

Workshop is FREE. Space is limited, so to RSVP your spot email alicia@xpace.info 

Datamoshing, also know as Compression Artifacting, is a video editing technique that falls under the category of Glitch Art. The process involves the creation of intentional glitches that blur the borders between video frames, causing images to bleed into each other rather than having one cut cleanly to another. 

The workshop will include: 

- a brief history of the technique 
- the software necessary to mosh 
- where to source video material and what kinds of material are best to work with 
- various experimental techniques 
- methods of outputting the files 

Participants will need: 
A laptop, or to share a laptop with a friend. 
and download this zip folder: http://www.court13.com/datamoshkit.zip

These programs work specifically with Macs and the workshop will be taught on Mac software only. We suggest installing and testing the programs to make sure they run on your laptops first. If not, the workshop will cover how to modify them so they will work with the newer Mac OS. 

It's encouraged that you bring footage to work with (although some footage will be supplied). We will also go over the kind of video images that yield the best results. Datamoshing is a trial and error process so most importantly bring your patience and creativity! 


Adrienne Crossman is an emerging artist working and living in Toronto. She recently graduated from the Integrated Media program with a minor in Digital and Media Studies at OCAD University. She has recently completed a month long artist residency facilitated by Xpace Cultural Centre and located at Spark Contemporary Art Space in Syracuse, New York. Her work deals with the examination and deconstruction of normativity within various dominant frameworks.