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Activation- Emerging Artist Exhibition

Friday, September 6, 2013 to Friday, October 18, 2013

Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 6th 7:00- 10:00 PM

The aim of Activation is to cultivate local emerging artists by pairing an exhibition opportunity with workshops led by local art professionals that build expertise in portfolio development, exhibition design, installation, lighting, and professional practice. Knowledge gained through these one-to-one workshops will foster a stronger community of local artists, enhance the quality of an emerging exhibition at a nationally recognized venue, and better prepare new-generation artists for a professional career in the arts.


Heather Carey received her bachelor's degree from the University of Guelph in Studio Art (and French literature) in 2009, before moving on to the University of Victoria where she recently finished her MFA with a focus on painting. She has taught painting at both U Vic and Glenhyrst Gallery in Brantford. She has participated in several group shows in Ontario and BC, as well as solo shows at the Toronto artist collective gallery Loop which she was a member of for three years. She currently lives and works in London.

Gillian Dykeman is an intermedia artist working in London, Ontario. She is a founding member of the “Other Business” collective, and former co-host of Pierogi Night Art Radio. Gillian has completed residencies in Sackville NB (Struts), Lower Economy NS (White Rabbit), and Sherbrooke, QC (Misc. Inc)., and will participate in the “Winterjourney” thematic residency in Banff in 2014. Gillian’s work incorporates cultural short-hand, feminist theory, and oftentimes performance. She graduated NSCAD University in 2010.

Mackenzie Ludlow

Mackenzie Ludlow graduated from Bealart at H. B Beal Secondary, and is currently a candidate for an Honours Specialization Degree in Visual Arts the Western University. His practice stands as an investigation of the use of colloquial expressions in painting. Through painterly explorations, Ludlow experiments with how a simple expression can stand in for a complex thought. Through painting Ludlow re-examines the fleeting or seemingly inconsequential. Ludlow won this exhibition opportunity through the Annual Juried Exhibition at the ArtLab at Western University.


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