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Supercrawl 2016

September 9-11

Supercrawl, recipient of the ‘Tourism Event of the Year’ award from the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario, is a celebration of the Hamilton’s booming arts scene. This annual multi-stage extravaganza features musical acts, live theatre and dance, fashion, art exhibits, workshops, talks, crafts, and a fleet of food trucks. The three day event shuts down James Street North in downtown Hamilton and fills the arts district with tourists and residents eager to engage with local culture at its finest.

There is no better way to understand Hamilton’s incredible arts story than to experience it first-hand at Supercrawl, and this year for the first time, visitors can get up close and personal with The Arts community in Hamilton.

 

Walking Tours: Arts and Architecture

Enjoy a guided tour of James Street North from one or both perspectives.

 

FREE Architecture Walking Tour
Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11
9:00am to 10:15am
Meet at the Visitor Information Centre, Lister Building, 28 James Street North
Ends at Liuna Station, 360 James Street North
Join Ken Coit on a guided tour of James Street North and discover its many architectural gems. Explore the unique character resulting from 150 years of history, and the re-use and rehabilitation of original buildings that demonstrate innovative and sustainable attitudes toward city design.

 

FREE Arts Walking Tour
Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11
10:30am to 11:45am
Meet at Liuna Station, 360 James Street North
Ends at Visitor Information Centre, Lister Building, 28 James Street North

 


 

FREE Artful Demonstrations

Witness the creative process of various disciplines of the Hamilton arts community.

Screen Printing Demo
Saturday, September 10
9:30am to 11:30am
126 James Street North
Geoff Agnew will be demonstrating the process involved in creating one colour screen-printed cards with a simple screen and table set up. Geoff will also walk you through his technique and inspiration when making his own cool and stylish hand-made cards.

 

Introduction to Batik
Saturday, September 10
9:30am to 11:30am
AGH Design Annex, 118 James Street North
Batik is a technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to fabric. It has its origins in South Asian culture, but has been adapted in a myriad ways throughout the world. Essentially a pattern is stamped or drawn in wax upon a fabric which is subsequently dyed. The fabric is later boiled to release the wax resist; the process takes several days to complete. Artist Nancy Benoy will demonstrate all stages of this technique, from inception to finished product.

 

Letterpress Demo
Sunday, September 11
9:30am to 11:30am
Centre3, 173 James Street North
Olga Wieczorek will be demonstrating the technique used for printing on a Vandercook letterpress proof press. She will also be introducing woodblocks, lead type, and polymer plates to attendees, and explaining how they differ in the printmaking process.

 

The Artist is In!
Sunday, September 11
9:30am to 11:30am
Tourism Hamilton Visitor Information Centre, 28 James Street North
Lisa Pijuan Nomura has developed a part of her art making practice into a public performance. She sets up a small workshop table and makes collage images while interfacing with the public, allowing her to blend in elements of story-telling and performance into her craft. Viewers can not only witness the creative process unfolding; Lisa encourages her social exchanges to influence the work as it is being made.


 

Workshops

Engage in artist-led, hands-on workshops designed to introduce beginners to the creative arts. Take your creation and your fond memories home with you.
 
Painting Uncorked
Saturday, September 10
1:00pm to 3:00pm
AGH Design Annex, 118 James Street North
Painting can be a daunting endeavor, particularly to the first time or novice artist. Painting Uncorked is a means to build a fun and accessible entry point. Using a work from the Art Gallery of Hamilton’s permanent collection as an inspiration, instructor Leslie Furness guides participants through the basic steps necessary to work up a successful finished product. Drinks and snacks are provided, and each participant will leave with their own finished work of art. All materials provided.
AGH Members $45 /Non-Members $55
 
lisapncollage

Collage is not for Wimps
Sunday, September 11
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Tourism Hamilton Visitor Information Centre, 28 James Street North
Join us for a 2 hour collage course where we learn the basics of collage combining colour, text, and image to create one of a kind art pieces. Lisa Pijuan Nomura will convince you that collage making can bring in elements of storytelling, poetry, even performance. Participants will receive a vintage paper pack to create their own works.
AGH Members $35 /Non-Members $40


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