Art Crawl This Friday!!!


HAVN-3rd Year Anniversary
Celebrating one of Hamilton’s most unique and exciting places being around for 3yrs!
Featuring artwork by collective artists Aaron Hutchinson, Amy McIntosh, Andrew O’Connor, Ariel Bader-Shamai, Connor Bennett, Emma Waterfield, Kearon Roy Taylor and Petra Matar.

june 12 – july 6, 2015

MULBERRY CAFE-Quantifiable AmountsNatasha Gouveia
Multimedia abstract works curated by Megan Press

DR DISC-Raising the Roof (behind doctor disc)
The annual tradition of bands playing on the back of Dr.Disc. Enjoy some free music and a great time!

STAX GALLERY-tba (144 James N)

THE NATHANIEL HUGHSON GALLERY-Beverley Hawksley the inside story … is not only mine(27 John n and King William)
Beverley Hawksley is a visual storyteller, but this time, she wants you to bring your own narrative to her images. How you relate to the work, and what you take away from it, is most important to the Huntsville artist. Join us for the opening reception on May 15th and become part of the conversation.

HAMILTON ARTISTS INC- THERE IS NO THERE | Derrick Piens, Jen Aitken, Beth Stuart, Jose Aubin-Ouellette, Jenine Marsh and Liza Eurich
There is no There refers to Gertrude Stein’s quote regarding Oakland, CA and its relation to San Francisco, CA: “there is no there, there.” This statement confronts twentieth-century concepts of suburban expansion along with the simultaneous loss of industry. The artists in this exhibition engage with this concept materially and metaphysically through an obscured representation of object based transference; work is created through the removal or covering up of a form; making the invisible, visible, and vice versa. There is no There removes the locative from the aforementioned quote by making cohesive connections between artist methodologies that stretch both regionally and nationally in scope.


HAMMER CITY RECORDS-Recent Drawings By Alex John K (228 StN At Rear off Robert Alley)
So we’ve all heard of Hamilton, Ontario but did you know there’s also a Hamilton in New Zealand!? YES, IT IS TRUE. Alex John .K is a punk artist from Hamilton, NZ and is showing his work at Hammer City Records this month! Fans of Raymond Pettibon and classic comic artists Los Bros. Hernandez, Charles Burns and Daniel Clowes will dig his stuff.
Come out, eat some hummus, enjoy some sweet tunes spun by HCR resident DJs and feast your eyes on heaps of original drawings and prints that made a very long voyage here. Don’t miss out!


THE FACTORY-Kewekapawetan: Return After the Flood
Adocumentary about the effects of the Manitoba river damming and the local Cree community.
PWYC event

CENTRE3–Improbable Anatomy-Helena Rakic
Helena Rakic’s work reflects upon her perpetual affinity for precision. Helena tries to create images that are the honest reflection of her surroundings. Her work often contains the human figure, common objects or vegetation. It is always the subject that is placed in the foreground as she rarely ever integrates a background. It is this very emptiness that is void of distraction that allows for the figure to be the priority. The depleted background automatically creates a sense of isolation and forms an enigmatic presence. Helena see’s her lithographs as simplified metaphors that portray relatable human emotions, which are shown in a surrealist light.
Hunter Gather-Georgina Russell
Georgina Russell is a textile artist and screen-printer currently living in Hamilton, Ontario. She received her BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, British Columbia. Hunter Gather is a recent foray into decorative textile work. Having worked with garments for several years under the name Hand & Shadow, the materials and process used are similar, however, these prints are not intended to be worn. Instead they are a diary of sorts, a collection and documentation of the natural world. Hunter Gather is an exploration of harvested botanicals, each item collected within the woods near the artist’s studio. A nod to Victorian botanical cyanotypes, decorative floral textiles, and scientific illustration, Hunter Gather is an observation of nature and a tiny selection of what it holds.

This month’s exhibition traces a loose parallel storyline, involving both photography and poetry. The photography in this show, was taken on a visit two years ago, in Paris, France and Basel, Switzerland. The poetry is a response to those images written in hindsight.
Paintings (237 James N)

ART WORD ART BAR -Music and Art(15 Colbourne aka James and Colburne)
Jazz Music


This Aint Hollywood/Club Absinthe/Homegrown/Baltimore House-All these events have music after parties. Usually This Aint Hollywood, Homegrown and Club Absinthe have art as well.

66 James Street North (before Wilson)

NEEDLEWORK- 174 James N-Textile Workshop
Temporarily above burnt tongue!


HOMEGROWN-tba KIng William

HISTORY AND HERITAGE-and also Hamilton store

MCCARTNEY & SON Resturant-282 James North

WORK-337 James North

HANDKNIT YARN STUDIO-Yarn Supplies 10 Cannon


O’S CLOTHES -150 James St N

CHAISES MUSICALS-Furniture, books, music, dvds (cannon and james)
152 James St North

WHITE ELEPHANT-Clothes and Jewlery 133 James N

THE CLAY STUDIO- 175 James St N.

MELAINE GILLIS STUDIO -126 James St N. (above the Factory 3rd Floor)

SYLVIA NICKERSON ILLUSTRATION-126 James St N. (above the Factory 3rd Floor)