Market Value

An exhibition of artistic labour

Market Value aims to build awareness of the value of artist labour by demonstrating creative work in the Hamilton Farmers’ Market. Over six days, artists practicing in various disciplines will work in a visible location that will draw attention to the time artists dedicate to creating art – often invisibly and without compensation. This project is presented by the Hamilton Arts Council and the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre with the support of the Ontario Arts Council.

The artists participating in Market Value represent a range of artistic practices in a variety of media and will demonstrate many different working methods during their day in the Hamilton Farmer's Market.

Participating Artists

Friday March 7: Jim Riley (Video Arts)

Saturday March 8: Trevor Copp (Theatre Arts)

Tuesday March 11: (F)NOR (Visual Arts)

Thursday March 13: Laura Bromwich (Printmaking)

Friday March 14: Mary Dyja (Fibre Arts)

Saturday March 15: Tara Bursey (Community Arts)

Learn more about the participating artists and their plans for their Market Value shift on our blog.





The Call for Submissions for Market Value is now closed.  The call document and application form is available for information purposes:  Word | PDF