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Category Archives: Photography

Resonance, Memory and Objects

“It’s funny to think of how simple things can transport us through time and space. Well, it’s not always ‘haha’ funny.” I think this as I sit in the garden, … Continue reading

May 31, 2015 · 2 Comments

Project Vortex, Featured Artist #1—Liina Klauss

My thesis is well under way, but I’ve hit a bit of a wall in terms of the content. It’s been agreed with my supervisor that my work doesn’t fit … Continue reading

February 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

A Taste of Things to Come… FIGMENT Toronto 2014

With only a couple of days left before the first ferry brings all you happy-go-lucky art lovers over to Olympic island for Figment 2014, I think it’s high time I … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

FREE, FUN, Participatory art!—FIGMENT Toronto 26-27 July 2014

So, “what IS FIGMENT?” you might ask. And I can answer with three simple words. FREE. Participatory. Art. And it’s on an island. Olympic Island to be exact. With a … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

We have to talk about Lovebot.

So, Toronto is a pretty cool city. It’s not known for its beauty, food, weather (for a large portion of the year), or its friendliness to the cycling community, evidenced … Continue reading

May 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

What Are You Made Of?

Okay, so it’s been quite some time since my last post. It turns out that doing a Masters is no easy feat. Not that I expected it to be, but … Continue reading

May 25, 2014 · 4 Comments

Noell S. Oszvald’s Powerful Self Portraits

Hitting “Random” on thisiscolossal.com brought up a post I’d seen a few months ago, about a 22 year old Hungarian photographer that has the ability to tell a moving story … Continue reading

September 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Time IS a Dimension, Intriguing Photo Composits by Fong Qi Wei

“Photography is usually used to ’freeze’ time, to capture a moment for remembrance. Yet every scene is subject to the flow of time, and to actually see a sun set … Continue reading

August 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Rosalind Breen Captures Complex Emotions in Paint

Every now and then, I encounter an artist that produces artwork that pokes an old sore spot in my heart. I have recently been in touch with with Toronto based … Continue reading

August 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Incredible Pebbles by Ester Roi

I guess the title of this post is misleading- Ester Roi doesn’t just paint colourful rocks, but I like the way it sounds. Ester is an artist and inventor from … Continue reading

August 9, 2013 · Leave a comment
Vicki Clough

Vicki Clough

Vicki is an independent curator and craftsperson with a focus on socially engaged and participatory art and events. In January 2016 she helped launch Reconstructing Resilience, an ongoing research and curatorial project that aims to address the various forms of sustainable practice. She has been the Curatorial Director of Figment Toronto since 2014 and has also co-curated exhibitions including Move to Stillness, for the Harbourfront Centre's Kick Up Your Heels Festival (2015), The Duel, AGO First Thursdays (2014) and What Are You Made Of? OCAD U Graduate Gallery (2013). She initiated the Toronto based workshop model and website Polymers in Action: Socially Engaged Art and the Environment as part of her studies at OCAD University, where she obtained her Master of Fine Arts degree in Criticism and Curatorial Practice. She publishes on anything that interests her deeply and moves her to the point of lengthy verbal expression.

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