Workaday at Harbourfront

Susan Campbell, Becky Comber, Robert Cruickshank, Hannun Lyn, Caitlyn Murphy, Sarah Peebles, Penelope Stewart, and George A. Walker

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The title Workaday may connote the humdrum nature and trappings of the work world. Indeed the artists here might, on many days, look to the tools of their work as routine. But to the viewer, who may rarely see inside an artist’s studio, these objects can reveal the underpinnings of pieces and point to the moments of inspiration for the creative process.



Current understandings of art tools and techniques can be bewildering due to the role new technologies often have in creating and making. But whether cutting edge or traditional, the tools the artist uses are still extensions of the human hand, imagination and ideation. How an artist uses their implements, indeed the tools themselves, creates significant linkages to appreciate an artist’s work and the “workaday” matter that matters in art.

– Patrick Macaulay, Director, Visual Arts, Harbourfront Centre

Part of the Toronto Design Offsite Festival (January 16-22, 2017).

January 21 – April 23, 2017 in the Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Ontario.
Opening Reception: Friday, January 27, 6-10pm

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