CANADIAN SPIRIT 2015 - WITH A DESTINY

  • Available Space Art Project – Alan Glicksman: Sap of Life – located at 784 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound, ON.

  • Ann Marie Hadcock: Wrapped Fiddleheads, 2015
    Installed along the Freedom Trail, Harrison Park, Owen Sound

  • Original short film created by OSC Media House, 2015

  • Available Space Art Project – Alan Glicksman: Sap of Life – located at 784 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound, ON.

  • Ann Marie Hadcock: Wrapped Fiddleheads, 2015
    Installed along the Freedom Trail, Harrison Park, Owen Sound

  • Original short film created by OSC Media House, 2015

 

This year’s theme With A Destiny, will look at historical events that took place in 1915, such as the beginning of the women’s suffrage movement and Canada coming of age as a nation. Throughout the year organizations, individuals and businesses will create opportunities to celebrate this event.

Canadian Spirit continues through to Canadian Spirit 2017: Someday they will know what I mean… marking the 100th anniversary of Thomson’s death and the 150th anniversary of Canada and which will focus on ideas and issues around Canadian identity, its past and its evolution. The Canadian Spirit series will balance the honour owed to the past with the needs of the present, while always looking forward to the future.

 

 Canadian Spirit 2015: With a Destiny
Off-site Multi-Arts Projects Program

The Off-Site Multi-Arts Projects Program will consist of a wide-ranging group of multi-disciplinary exhibitions and performances including outdoor installations, sculptures, murals, public interventions, films, concerts, lectures, and other events that will engage a broad demographic of regional and visitor audiences.  These collaborative off-site projects under larger Canadian Spirit theme: With a Destiny will bring together diverse groups including businesses, organizations, professional artists, students, community members and public to foster ‘Canadian Spirit’ through multi-disciplinary forms of visual, media, performing and literary arts.

While the project will examine the significant historical events of 1915 – an integral aspect to many of the Off-site Multi-Arts Projects Program will be to establish and investigate the dialogue and connections between the impact and legacy of these events, and of Tom Thomson, with the diverse and often inventive forms of contemporary and multi-disciplinary practices. Canadian Spirit 2015 marks the TOM’s fourth year presenting a broad spectrum of contemporary multi-disciplinary exhibitions and performances celebrating ‘Canadian Spirit’.  With a Destiny will highlight projects that will be relevant to both historical and contemporary issues and which will challenge, provoke, and inspire audiences of all ages.

 

While recognized as the guardian of Tom Thomson’s story, his work and his legacy, the TOM and Canadian Spirit will continue to grow as a place of contemporary arts education, invention, and presentation. The Canadian Spirit series continues through to Canadian Spirit 2017: Someday they will know what I mean marking the 100th anniversary of Thomson’s death and the 150th anniversary of Confederation, focusing on ideas and questions around Canadian identity, its past and its evolution.

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PARTNERS

 

 

GALLERIES

Information about our partner galleries and their associated Canadian Spirit programming coming soon.

 

 

EVENT LISTINGS

Check out our Canadian Spirit partner events and activity listings.

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SUPPORTERS

Canadian Spirit is supported by a multitude of local sponsors and organizations.

 

 

GET INVOLVED

 

 

VOLUNTEER

Find out more about volunteering at one of the many Canadian Spirit events and activities.

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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Their are many ways to support Canadian Spirit.

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SUPPORT

There are many ways to support Canadian Spirit including volunteering, sponsorship and artist’s calls.  Click here to find out how you can become involved in Canadian Spirit.

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PARTNERS

The number of partners, sponsors and presenting organizations continues
to grow.
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EVENTS

Find out our various partner organizations and galleries have planned for Canadian Spirit 2014.  There are events and activities planned for all ages locally, regionally, provincially and beyond.

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Contact Us

 

 

 

Virginia Eichhorn
Director and Chief Curator
veichhorn@tomthomson.org
519-376-1932519-376-1932 x223