Some exciting news. This year is the celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary and I was selected to be part of the event called – Double Exposure: Celebrating Canada’s 150th through images of Dundas.
This even is a multi-site, group exhibition, where I will be part of a larger, National celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial. The exhibition will take place from the end of June until the end of July, 2017 in three Dundas venues: The Dundas Museum and Archives, the Carnegie Gallery and the Dundas Valley School of Art (DVSA). The exhibition will be open to the public with free admission. Based on the partners’ Winterblooms program, which attracts over 2000 visitors in a 4 day period, we anticipate Double Exposure will attract significantly greater numbers over the course of the month-long exhibition.
Each artists is asked to pick one image from the Dundas Museum’s online archive and then produce their own piece of that same image. Pieces can be anything from a literal re-shoot of the image to a flight of fancy that plays on the original but re-interprets it in new ways. To this end, pieces don’t need to be photographs but must incorporate photography in their creation. I have about 4 ideas as to how I will produce my piece which is really exciting. I chose the old Carnegie Museum picture seen below.