182nd Annual Port Hope Fair

    Critical Mass is thinking outside the Jam Jar and inviting artists to join in as exhibitors at a traditional fall fair. Feel free to enter an item in any category you’d like: i.e., Baking, Canning, Handcrafts, Needlework, Fruits and Vegetables etc.: any category...

What is the C.M. Curatorial Mandate?

Here's a general answer to that question, in the form of a brief Curatorial Statement.  Critical Mass will address community engagement and socially-aware contemporary visual art practices across a range of media and methods. We will tend to show work which has an...

OCA Summer School in Port Hope, circa 1924

  This wonderful photo from the archives of the Ontario College of Art and Design University shows  students gathering at Molson’s Mill in Port Hope in the summer of 1924.   The mill, located on the banks of the Ganaraska River, was the site of  O.C.A.’s...