Critical Mass

A Centre for Contemporary Art


















Welcome to Critical Mass! We have exciting news!

Critical Mass is offering socially-engaged contemporary artists a paid two-week or four-week residency, funded by an Ontario Trillium SEED Grant. We will award up to 4, four-week residencies (or equivalent) to take place in our mid-1850s former little train station, in Port Hope, Ontario this spring, summer, or early fall. Call for Submissions are now closed. Thank you to the 113 artists from across Canada and from over 14 countries who submitted thoughtful and creative proposals.

Stay tuned as we will announce our Artists in Residence soon!!!

What’s On

May 12 – June 15

#Homebodies Art Challenge

Critical Mass has a fun new challenge for all the artists, families, and roommates sheltering at home right now. We invite you to participate in the #homebodies art challenge while we all continue to spend more time at home during this COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Dec 8

Critical Massive Adventure: Zine Reveal & Artist Talk

Zine Reveal & Artist Talk with Eli Gibson 

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Mar 18 – May 8

#Frommywindow Art Challenge

Critical Mass is calling on the artists, kids, families, and businesses of Port Hope to join the #frommywindow movement to spread hope and joy in our community during this challenging time of the global COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing. 

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Nov 29

Port Hope Candlelight Festival

The second annual candlelight festival and Christmas night market. Including two shadow puppet workshops to prepare to light up the night! 

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More printing and organizing work from the last few weeks! ...

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Whoa! My studio has been a busy place during my #covid19 #selfisolation. I’ve been #printing and #painting on a group of #monoprints. ...

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