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Sisters' Fart Corner

Femme Art Review


Curatorial (selected)


(forthcoming), TBA, Miracle Baby, Toronto, ON


October — December 2018

A candle flickers on a dark stage. Poised and ardent, a seated figure begins to play her instrument. L'Arbarme Dich, Bach's famous aria for the supplication of St. Peter, fills the room. 

July — September, 2017

This ordinary place is sufficient. Everything here is touchable and mysterious."
—Alice Munro, 1974

Essays, texts & commissions 

(forthcoming), HARBOUR publication

July 2014 — January 2015

to kiss a goat between the horns and other stories: an essay on the art of Jerry Ropson (The Rooms Provincial Gallery and Archives)

More than 100 works by Canadian icon Alex Colville (1920-2013)  honour Colville’s legacy and explore the continuing impact of his work from the perspectives of prominent popular culture figures from film, literature and music. 

Into the Atmosphere, new work by Hazel Eckert (The Rooms Provincial Gallery and Archives)

Leisure: a Canadian artist/curator collective (n paradoxa, Vol 40, pp 89-93)

April — May 2013

At the dawn of the Athropocene, works of sculpture, mixed-media assemblage and video are immanent findings from the evolving surface layer of history.

Arts and Culture


Web Copy 



June 2018 — June 2019

A series of playful micro-exhibitions embedded in tropical plant and design studio Dynasty Toronto.

July 2016 — September 2017

A project spaced nestled in a historic building downtown St. John's focusing on young artists and experimental art activites.


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