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Artist Residency Call

Attention Local Artists expand your horizons this year and apply for this super cool residency —-

Straight from the site

“The Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten (Amsterdam) is an international residency program. During their two years’ residency, emerging professional artists are stimulated to reflect critically on their work and break new ground. They are offered artistic, theoretical and technical support within a well-equipped working environment.

Resident artists work in an individual studio surrounded by approximately 45 peers from all over the world. Ongoing dialogues take place with a group of prominent artists, theoreticians and professionals from other disciplines, who are connected to the Rijksakademie as advisors. Furthermore, there is a theory workshop offering a specialized art library and (historical) collections. Presentation of the work and connections to an international network form a part of the two-year residency program.

Selected artists usually have finished a BA/MA education and have a few years of independent professional practice before starting a residency at the Rijksakademie.

More information and application
Every year, about 25 studios become available. Please take a look on our website for more information. You can apply for the 2018 residency by completing the online application form from January 1, 2017. Deadline for application is February 1, 2017.”

Art Crawl This Friday!



FROST BITES is Hamilton’s first site-specific, winter theatre festival. The event features a diverse array of hot local artists (film makers, dancers, playwrights, choreographers, and more) presenting performance ‘bites’ throughout the building and grounds, promising to heat up The Cotton Factory during the coldest month of the year!

February 11-14, 2016 at the Cotton Factory, 270 Sherman Ave N
Single Ticket: $20
Frequent Frost Pass: $35

For more info go here:


Opening rececption for the double show of Juliana LaChance and Kimberly Papp

Multimedia artist Juliana LaChance will be creating a colourfully stimulating expereince using paintings, installation and video. New work never befor seen as well as bring out archival early work to play upon the idea of the playfullness of creating without knowing what your doing, just like a child. Touching heavily upon the imagination and the infinite possiblities of creation.


O Lab is an audio visualization pilot project encouraging media artists of all levels to test and share their experimental interactive works.

Audio Visualization is simply the visual representation (output) of an audio signal (input), the only IO Lab limitation is that all works must be designed to respond in real time either physically or in code.

This physical computing environment explores the blurry space where analog meets digital and in the interaction expresses something unexpected.


The iconic emblem for the Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway, still ubiquitous in the southern Great Lakes region, is comprised of three capital letters, an ampersand, bound within a crest that features two swallowtails on either side. The crest is typically tilted down clockwise at a 15 degree angle. The TH&B collective, whose principal members include Simon Frank, Dave Hind, Ivan Jurakic, and Tor Lukasik-Foss, have used a modified version of this logo in their activities over the last decade. For the 100$ Gallery, the collective is pleased to present an array of small original works, much of it construed as an homage to the logo that continues to mark progress of all kinds in this region.


You are cordially invited to our second annual silent auction at HAVN on Friday February 12th from 7 – 11 pm.

This is a fundraiser event featuring art from the HAVN collective as well as many local artists and friends, HAVN merchandise, HOT food & drinks, handmade goods and smooth jams by DJ Fergalicious.



“Fearful Symmetry: The Art of John Scott,” featuring a vast installation of his Scott’s work on paper and the newly restored Trans Am Apocalypse No. 3, from February 6 with an opening reception on February 20 at 3 p.m.

art crawl this friday!

November Oct 13/15 Artcrawl!

Friday, December 11, 6 – 10 pm
Saturday, December 12, 11 am – 5pm
Join us for the third annual Craft Mart at Hamilton Artists Inc., 155 James St N., Hamilton. Craft Mart is a curated craft and design market with some of the area’s most talented and avant-garde artisans selling their wares.
Craft Mart will be open during Art Crawl on Friday, December 11, and Saturday, December 12, for your viewing and purchasing pleasure. Hot coffee and sweet treats will also be sold.

Our Biennale theme “The End of the World in Our Usual Bed In a Night Full of Rain” is taken from a 1978 Lina Wertmueller film which we have not seen but we hoped sounded suitably pretentious and apocalyptic. The film, starring Candice Bergen and Giancarlo Giannini was a critical and popular failure, another theme we here at HDG find intriguing.

HAMMER CITY RECORDS-Waxworks Annual Show
It’s the 6th Annual Waxworks Art Crawl Night!
Stacks of art on wax hit the wall on this annual group show including art by shop friends from Hamilton and beyond. This will be full of new and returning artists & artwork, so if you missed out the first time round you might luck out and pick up that chunk of vinyl that would look great on your wall.
Our basement record room will be rocking with the sweet sounds of DJs Old Dirty Burger and GG Ellis!

YOU ME GALLERY-The Contemporaries Ride Again!
Group Show-Fred Bilanzola (1956-2001) Judi Burgess Raffaele Caterini Paul Cvetich John Kinsella Janice Kovar Paul Ropel Morski Lisa Wohrle

HAVN-Scars-Raquel Moliterno
Raquel Moliterno is a photographer from São Paulo, Brazil, exploring 19th century techniques, including Cyanotype, Van Dyke Brown, Albumen, and more. Since 2008, she has worked in the preservation of photographic archives and participated in projects at the Public Archives of the State of São Paulo, the Museu Paulista in Ipiranga, the Cinematheque, as well as the Bienal de São Paulo. She is currently living in Toronto to study her Master of Arts in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management.

FACTORY MEDIA CENTRE -Annual Members Screenings
Members films.

FLAGSHIP GALLERY-Molecular Mashup-Heidi Brannan
The convergence of the natural and the Mysterious, sculptural works.

B CONTEMPORARY-Terrain Vague-Michael AllgoewerAbstract works.

MULBERRY CAFE-Fehn Foss and Peter Michael Wilson

CENTRE 3-RetroDeco-Ingrid Mayhofer
Installation piece.

COMPILATION-Pop Party-Julie Fazooli (Wilson St off James N)
Paintings and merchandise.

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

SALTLICK-282 James North

WORK-337 James North

HANDKNIT YARN STUDIO-Yarn Supplies 149 James N


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)