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Weekend FADO performances, CALLS and Exhibitions!

The FADO Emerging artist series continues! This weekend we will see ongoing site-specific performance by Golboo Amani (see previous blog post for her bio) from 2 pm to 6 pm Friday and Saturday. In addition there will be performances by Basil AlZeri running all weekend. Below is the schedule and information. 

Friday March 15, 8pm

Performance (and dinner): T.M.K.L Presents: beit Suad by Basil AlZeri
Co-presented by FUSE Magazine and Israeli Apartheid Week Toronto
FUSE Magazine 36-2: Palestine-Palestine, featuring a project by Basil AlZeri, will be available for purchase. 
PWYC (suggested donation $5-$10)
Saturday March 16, 1pm
Workshop (and lunch): T.M.K.L Presents: beit Suad by Basil AlZeri
Sunday March 17, 1pm
Workshop (and lunch): T.M.K.L Presents: beit Suad by Basil AlZeri
Basil AlZeri
Basil AlZeri is an interdisciplinary, Toronto-based Palestinian artist working in performance, video, installation, food, and public art interventions/projects. His work is grounded in his practice as an art educator and community worker. He is engaged with the intersection of everyday actions and life necessities with art. Given the context of a space, his work strives to interact with the public through gestures of generosity in social interactions and exchanges. AlZeri’s performance work has been exhibited in Toronto (FADO, Nuit Blanche, Whipper Snapper Gallery), Quebec (Fait Maison 14), Winnipeg (Central Canadian Centre for Performance), and Mexico (Transmuted International Performance Art Festival, Performancear O Morir). Upcoming projects include a public performance project with the Ottawa Art Gallery/Creative Cities Conference, VIVA! ART ACTION Montreal, and performances in Chile And Argentina, 2013.
Below are photos of Ella Dawn McGeough and Laura McCoy’s works in the Window and Project Space, as well as Cressida Kocienski’s performance from last friday. Remember that we will be having a closing party for on Thursday, March 28 from 7 to 11 pm. Xpace is open regular hours to view Laura and Ella’s exhibitions in the meantime. 
 Laura McCoy, Project Space
 Laura McCoy, Detail


 Laura McCoy, Project Space


Ella Dawn McGeough, Window Space
Cressida Kocienski, FADO Emerging Artist Series, March 8 2013

Are you excited? Yeah us too.

Gallery 1313

Call For Emerging Curators
The Window Box Project : Gallery 1313
Gallery 1313 is seeking emerging curators to program the Window Box Gallery @ Gallery 1313 . The Window Box Gallery is a projectile-like space that facilitates the production of
innovative work by emerging artists, on projects that go beyond the confines of a physical exhibition space. Exhibitions in the Window Box Gallery feature work by emerging artists,  and are organized by emerging curators. Works are on display for 4 weeks per exhibition. The curators will work with the gallery director in conjunction with other programming.
Interested Emerging curators should send a letter of interest and a current CV. Curators should also have a proposal with prospective artists in mind . Proposals and information should be sent to 
Gallery 1313 is also looking for interns! Check out their website for more information at
NXNE 2013 Art, June 10-16, 2013
Call for submissions to the inaugural NXNE Art Festival. 
NXNE Art is an interdisciplinary creative expression of culture that encourages cross collaboration of the arts. NXNE Art supports all levels of art, from street to institutional. As one of the largest music festivals in the world, NXNE has the ability to create a cultural destination that can support many areas of creation. 
NXNE Art is currently seeking artists, performance artists, installation artists, textile artists, curators, art historians, and creative thinkers of all kinds. They invite artists to submit proposals for the first NXNE Art Festival. They are looking for ideas for talks, installations, public events, performance art, street art, sound art, art collaborations, and any art form to be added to the voice of the city.
Opportunities include: Exhibits at the Art Fair; performance/event openings in galleries; artist talks at cafés; street art in the downtown core. Opportunities will be site specific and based on the art. There is also an opportunity to participate in an Art Fair, held June 14-16. NXNE and NXNE Art will run from June 10 to June 16, 2013. The Art Fair will run June 14 to 16, 2013.
Submission deadline is April 1, 2013 at midnight
Send submissions to
Selection will be made by the NXNE Art Committee no later than April 21, 2013.
For more information on submission guidelines visit:


FEAST hamilton 
a micro-funding project 
(Funding Engaging Actions and Sustainable Tactics)
Do you have a project and need some funding? FEAST hamilton is looking for project proposals for their very first FEAST event.
FEAST (Funding Engaging Actions and Sustainable Tactics) is a series of community dinners and micro-funding events that bring people together with the aim of supporting local projects through funds raised at each FEAST event. FEAST hamilton is interested in projects from Artists that are experimental and push your artistic practice. FEAST hamilton is brought to you by Hamilton Artists Inc and Hamilton Arts Council.
The event includes dinner with a group of attendees who are paying $20 going towards the support of the winning project. During dessert these attendees will later vote for what they think the best project will be.
Proposals are due by Monday, April 15, 2013.
Email proposals to


For more information visit:
Nova Scotia Centre for Craft & Design, Summer Professional Development Residency, April 30th
Each spring, The Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design accepts applications for the Summer Professional Development Residencies in the Ceramics, Wood, Glass, Metal/Jewellery, and Weaving/Textile Studios. The residency will take place from July 1st, to August 31st. The studios will be accessible 24 hours a day. Residents are expected to keep their spaces and the studio tidy, as well as treat the facilities and equipment respectfully there will be a group exhibition of residents’ work held in the Mary E. Black Gallery in September the deadline for all application forms is on Friday April 30th, 2013 at 4pm.
Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design
phone 492-2524, fax 492-2526
Groaners at Videofag
Last month’s Main Space artist Felix Kalmenson is curating a show of Emerging artists at Videofag! Come one and come all to the art of comedy extravaganza! Groaners will move you to laughter, confusion, eye-rolling and of course groaning!
March 14th-17th
Reception and Performances Thursday March 14th 6pm-10pm
Performances at 8pm
Curated by Miles Stemp and Felix Kalmenson
With Performances by: Bridget Moser, Dan Epstein and TBA
With Art by: Mike Billington, Derrick Guerin, Reid Jenkins, Adrienne Kammerer, Felix Kalmenson, Michelle Kuran, Cameron Lee, Scott Leeming, Life of a Craphead, Stephen Mcleod, Adam Medley, Bridget Moser, Beth Emily Richards, Laura Simon, Miles Stemp, Paul Tjepkema, Evan Tyler, Elliot Vredenburg, Nikki Woolsey
187 Augusta Avenue
Poster Image: ‘I get around’ by Derrick Guerin