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Exhibition info

Art School (Dismissed) celebrates artists who extend their creative practices into the realm of education. Independently curated and produced by Heather Nicol, the exhibition took place in the spring of 2010 at the decommissioned Shaw Street Public School in Toronto. New works in site specific installation, sculpture, video and new media, drawing, painting, music, dance, performance as well as many hybrid forms addressed notions of authority, history, memory, and the dissemination of knowledge. Childhood and play inspired many of the interventions.

Faculty artists were drawn from OCAD, University of Toronto, York University, Sheridan / UTM, The University of Guelph, U of T Scarborough, Centennial College, George Brown College, Humber College, and other educational institutions. As both makers and teachers, these artists are uniquely situated to explore the fertile connections that exist within teaching, learning, and creating.

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