Past Projects


The curatorial theme for 2019 was Ephemera.

Port Hope Candlelight Festival (November 29)

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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Through the Eyes of the Beholder (August 17 - October 15)

Fan memorabilia vintage and modern | curated by Kelly Kirkham and Brynley Longman

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Critical Massive Adventure (August)

A multi-event festival of storytelling, role playing games, and adventure through the lens of contemporary art. (Plus Ed Greenwood!)

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Cabinet of Critical Massive Curiosity & Critical Smash at the Lucky Midway Ticket Booth (May - June)

An interactive exhibit by Liz Parkinson

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Pumpkin Parade (November 1)

A post-Halloween send-off of the jack-o-lanterns of Port Hope.

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Going. Gone. (September 12 - 17)

A fundraiser in two parts | A reception and online auction

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Critical Massive Adventure: Summer Workshop Series (June - August)

A series of open workshops as a prelude to the Critical Massive Adventure festival

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You Never Step in the Same River Twice (May 2019)

A juried art exhibit by Trinity College School Media Arts students

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The curatorial theme for 2018 was Migration.

Station Migration Installation (Nov, 2018)

by Chrissy Poitras, Kyle Topping & Jennie Suddick

Puppet & Lantern Making Workshops (Oct-Nov, 2018)

with Clelia Scala

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Salmo Salmar: The Once and Future Fish

Community Engagement workshops & installation by Vivian Wong

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Port Hope Candlelight Festival (November)

The first annual candlelight festival and Christmas night market. Including an animal migration down main street.

Chinook Salmon River Wall Mural

by Mique Michelle

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A year of events celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday, made possible through Ontario 150 funding.

miniMEGA Print Project | Festival Event

What, you don’t use a steamroller to make your fine art prints?

Green Street + Puppet Parade

Transforming pavement into a playspace.

Swimming Upstream | Port Hope Canada Day Parade

Art in action going against the flow.

Slidestreet (August 2015)

The greatest, grandest, funnest waterslide a main street has ever seen.

Puppet Potluck

Window display by artist Kelly Kirkham.

Photo Booth | Float Your Fanny Down the Ganny

Ganny Goose and his photo booth debut at Float Your Fanny Down the Ganny


Before I Die…

Crowd-sourced reflections on mortality and the pursuit of happiness.

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Hot Air: Instant Nationalism (2013)

by Felix Kalmenson

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Artist Interventions | Fall Fair 2012

Ceci n’est pas un…pickle?

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A Fine Specimen (2012)

by Heather Nicol

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Natural Order Series (2013)

by Lauren Nurse

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Artist Interventions | Fall Fair 2013

Agriculture subterfuge: the sequel

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The Mountain School Bookhouse

A pop-up micropublishing workshop for the youth. Led by Shannon Gerard and co-facilitated by her OCADU students.

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Blackboard Barn

An interactive installation | Created by Liz Parkinson, Fiona Crangle, Dennis Landwehr and Denis Desjardins.

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I do, I undo, I redo (2012)

by Yvonne Singer

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