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Nuit Blanche September 29, 2018 in Scarborough

 

 
 


Incredible Murals at RT Stations & Independent Projects in Scarborough

Nuit Blanche Toronto is this Saturday, September 29 in Downtown Toronto and lands in Scarborough for the first time this year! Thanks in advance for helping us to spread the word about the vibrant projects scheduled from sunset to sunrise.

 


Key event information:

  • Nuit Blanche Toronto is from 7 pm to 7 am in Downtown Toronto, Scarborough Civic Centre and Scarborough Town Centre. All free. All ages.
  • Find full program details about Scarborough projects at nbto.com.

Getting around:

  • At Scarborough Town Centre, Borough Drive will be closed between Brian Harrison Way and Town Centre Court starting at 8 pm, Saturday, September 29, until 9 am, Sunday, September 30.
  • Enjoy FREE, all-night service on Line 3 Scarborough (RT) from 7 pm on September 29 to 7 am on September 30.

Event highlights:

  • Curated by Tairone Bastien, the City-produced exhibition The things they carried has six projects in Scarborough—five murals at Scarborough Rapid Transit stations and a multipart installation sited at Scarborough Civic Centre and Yonge-Dundas Square.
    "Be sure to disembark at each station between Kennedy and Scarborough Town Centre to experience the vibrant work of five artists from Toronto’s graffiti and street-art scene," says Bastien. "The artists' large-scale murals visually translate the Tower of Babel legend and provoke a sense of wonder and surprise.”
    In addition, the exhibition has two projects in Downtown Toronto, the International Dumpling Festival with Ken Lum and On Flashing Lights with Brendan Fernandes. All projects are made possible with funding support from the Government of Ontario through Celebrate Ontario and the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund.
  • Enjoy 11 Independent Projects at Scarborough Civic Centre and Scarborough Town Centre: RebirthLong Distance RelationshipRISEAfroscannedah me dhatThe Faces of ScarboroughThe Scarborough SignYou're HereAn Atlas of ScarboroughInterlacingPortrait of a Street.
  • Curated by Alyssa Fearon, the City-produced exhibition STYLL has 10 projects at Scarborough Town Centre and Scarborough Civic Centre.
 

Project Spotlight: Mirrors of Babel: Kennedy Station – little g

The mural little g by Javid Jah at Kennedy Station is one of the five works in the stations along the RT, created by Toronto-based artists in response to eL Seed’s multipart installation Mirrors of BabelMore...

 

Project Spotlight: Mirrors of Babel: Lawrence East Station – Universal Language

Universal Language is the story of one woman’s journey across a divided land and her will to overcome the borders that surround her, says artist Shalak Attack. More...

 

Project Spotlight: Mirrors of Babel: Ellesmere Station – Am I Okay?

Tabban Soleimani’s immersive work, Am I Okay? employs figures that tumble across multiple surfaces and text that stems from a life-altering moment in the artist's life. More...

 

Project Spotlight: Mirrors of Babel: Midland Station – Natural Love

Natural Love by Planta Muisca depicts an immersive jungle full of objects, figures and designs that reference the Indigenous cultural imagery of Central and South America. More...

 

Project Spotlight: Mirrors of Babel: Scarborough Centre Station – Mord'iim

Drawing the title for his mural, Mord'iim, from the Hebrew word for “rebel,” MEDIAH is deeply concerned with humankind’s experiments in the human genome, artificial intelligence and space colonization. More...

 


Be sure to experience 11 Independent Projects at Scarborough Town Centre and Scarborough Civic Centre created by cultural institutions, educational organizations, individual artists and producers.

 

Project Spotlight: Long Distance

Long Distance Relationship is an interactive, two-part light-and-shadow installation that will attempt to create relationships at remote distances by connecting participants in Downtown Toronto and in Scarborough More..

 

Project Spotlight: The Scarborough Sign

Scarborough-based multidisciplinary artist MEDIAH will paint live on the 36-foot-long Scarborough Sign to start off the evening on September 29. This street-performance-style public-art installation blurs the lines between post-graffiti art and dynamic abstraction. More...

 

Project Spotlight: Afroscanned

Afroscanned is an exploration of diversity and 3D scanning as a way to increase diverse representations of digital futures. The installation features 3D-scanned volunteers as digital avatars that are then project-mapped onto an artfully designed series of boxes. More...

 


Follow us at @NuitBlancheTO on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. You'll find project photos on Flickr and check out our highlight videos on YouTube. Use the event hashtag: #nbTO18.