Past Projects

Artists: Chrissy Poitras, Kyle Topping, Jennie Suddick (Spark Box Studio) | Photo supplied by: Chrissy Poitras


The curatorial theme for 2019 was Ephemera.

Port Hope Candlelight Festival (Nov 29)

The second annual candlelight festival and Christmas night market. 

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Through the Eyes of the Beholder (Aug 17 - Oct 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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Shadow Puppet Workshops with Cardboard Reality (Nov 15, 23)

A series of shadow puppet making workshops led by Cardboard Reality Studio, in lead up to the Candlelight Festival.

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Pumpkin Parade (Nov 1)

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

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Going. Gone. (Sep 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 (Apr 13-May 2)

A juried art exhibit by Trinity College School Media Arts students, curated by Sally McKay-LePage

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The curatorial theme for 2018 was Migration.

Station Migration Installation (Nov 23-24)

“Put a Bird on It”, an installation at The Little Station by Spark Box Studio artists 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 (Nov 23)

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

Giant Blanket Fort in the Park | Port Hope Arts Festival (Aug 11)

Calling all blanket fort architects!



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

miniMEGA Print Project | Festival Event (Sep 23-24)

What, you don’t use an 8-ton steamroller to make your fine art prints?

Mini Museum of Art (Sep 23-24)

A miniature gallery space with nickel-sized art, shown at the miniMEGA festival event.

miniMEGA Print Project | Workshop Series

Community workshop series including a Prints & Pints event at William Street Brewery Co.

Green Street + Puppet Parade

Transforming pavement into a playspace.

Swimming Upstream | Port Hope Canada Day Parade (Jul 1)

Art in action going against the flow at the 2017 Port Hope Canada Day Parade.

miniMEGA Print Project | Print Auction + Reception (Mar 22-24)

Print preview and auction to end miniMEGA with style

miniMEGA Print Project | Print Exhibition (Oct 21)

Putting the community’s art on display 

Chinook Salmon River Wall Mural (Sep)

by Mique Michelle

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Puppet Potluck (Nov-Jan)

Window display by artist Kelly Kirkham.

National Burger Day Fundraiser (May 28)

Ganny Goose and Olympus Burger team up for a fundraising event.

Photo Booth | Float Your Fanny Down the Ganny 2017 (Apr 8)

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


Slidestreet (Aug 8, 2015)

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

Recent Acquisitions (Aug 2016)

Artist talk and installation at the Walton Hotel by Collin Zipp. His work Recent Acquisitions features commissioned reproductions of a stolen Van Gogh painting.

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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Celebrating Farley Mowat | Hydrophobic Stencils (Oct 2016)

As part of a celebration of the life and legacy of author Farley Mowat, ten hydrophobic stencils of Mowat quotes and imagery were hidden around Port Hope

Before I Die… (Aug 2013)

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

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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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