Nuit Blanche Toronto
Our first public art installation at the Scarborough Civic Centre in 2019, as part of Toronto’s annual Nuit Blanche Festival.
Public Art Activation
This public art activation was for Nuit Blanche Toronto, one of the largest contemporary art events in North America. The selection of stories were presented as part of the Queens and Kings of Scarborough theme curated by Scarborough’s very own Ashley McKenzie-Barnes, to honour Scarborough’s diverse community and contribution as cultural hotspot. The installation included the first set of our stories told by everyday people from the community. With artistic direction also around Nuit Blanche’s central theme of “continuum”, the goal was to document and preserve untold narratives of this community and inspire future generations of creatives and storytellers.
The first public art installation for Scarborough Made featured 26 stories that were shot over 4 months. Stories featured narratives from Maestro Fresh Wes, Ashley Mckenzie Barnes, Bishop Brigante, Dwayne Morgan, Kiana Rookz Eastmond, the Amorgan sisters & more.
The Scarborough Made installation was mentioned in the Toronto Star and featured in CBC, BlogTO & Now Magazine, as part of the Nuit Blanche programming. Portraiture works from the project has also been published in print on the cover of The Toronto Arts Newspaper and in Elle Canada.