Art Crawl

Art Is The NuSteel [Centre 3]

Art Is The NuSteel

An Exhibition of Hand Printed, Youth Produced Artwork

The exhibition features the work of students currently participating in the Nu Steel Arts Education program at Centre3 and will include hand-printed t-shirts and works on paper. Featured items include custom screen printed t-shirts, screen printed Christmas cards, block printed wrapping paper and original dry points and etchings.

This is a wonderful opportunity to support alternative arts education in Hamilton and pick up unique, hand made gifts for the holiday season. The NuSteel program is an alternative arts education program run through a joint partnership with Centre3 and the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board’s System Alter-Ed.

Students participating in the NuSteel program have an opportunity to engage in cross-curricular projects that culminate in hand-printed products, including posters, t-shirts, bags, and postcards. The program covers a variety of subjects, including English, Visual Art, History, Careers and Civics.

At Centre3, students have the opportunity to participate in Hamilton’s monthly Art Crawls, and experience the life of an artist-entrepreneur. Students also have the opportunity to work in a community of artists, to observe artists in their craft, and to learn valuable new skills in this rich environment.

The referral process for this program is through the HWDSB’s Central Intake. Students interested in this program can ask their home school guidance counsellors for a referral to System Alter-Ed. We also welcome referrals for students in the care of CAS, via their case workers.

WHEN: Exhibition Run: December 12th- December 23rd, 2014
WHERE: Centre3 for Print and Media Arts, 173 James St. North, Hamilton, ON
INFO: (905) 524-5084 or or

Friday, December 12, 2014 (All day) to Tuesday, December 23, 2014 (All day)
Friday, December 12, 2014 - 19:00 to 22:00
Centre3 for Print and Media Arts, 173 James St. North, Hamilton, ON

Alchemy [Centre 3]


featuring the work of Carol Priamo

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”

All art is alchemy in that it selects and incorporates various elements that interact and transform one another to create a new and “greater” reality with its own properties and an independent existence as if by magic.

Carol Priamo is a Hamilton-based artist who has exhibited her photography, collage, mixed media and installation in Hamilton, Victoria, Vancouver and Toronto. She has an MA from the University of Toronto, and has studied design at OCAD and mixed media collage with Jonathan Talbot, Karen Wallace and Marla Panko. With her long-time passion for architecture and design, she intuitively selects, manipulates, and transforms her photographic images, drawings and designs using hands on and digital tools to generate multi-dimensional, tapestry-like photomontages of vibrant colour, pattern and texture. This process of transmuting raw materials into a unified work is alchemic – one step leads to another and that step changes everything – and that “everything” leads somewhere new. Experimentation is key and the driving force in pursuing her creative voice. Her aim is to engage the viewers’ curiosity and imagination and evoke a shift in the perception of everyday ‘reality’.

WHEN: November 10th- December 6th, 2014; Public Opening Reception: Friday, November 14, 7 – 10 pm
WHERE: Centre3 for Print and Media Arts, 173 James St. North, Hamilton, ON
INFO: (905) 524-5084 or or

Monday, November 10, 2014 (All day) to Saturday, December 6, 2014 (All day)
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 19:00 to 22:00
Centre3 for Print and Media Arts, 173 James St. North, Hamilton, ON

Bloom [Centre 3]


featuring Thea Haines and Uta Riccius; curated by Kearon Roy Taylor

Public Opening Reception: Friday, November 14, 7 – 10 pm
Exhibition Run: October 24 – November 29, 2014

BLOOM is a Wunderkammer of industrial ecology — explorations into locally-derived textile dyeing and shells of fauna cast from consumer packaging call us to reevaluate our relationship to the manufactured. Thea Haines and Uta Riccius trace obverse paths that examine industry as both embodied craft and geological force. Their systematic taxonomy of production and consumption converges on a rich ecology that catalogues the phylogeny of mass-produced objects and asks: Can bring our habits and desires back down to earth and realize an economy that is not decoupled from ecology, or are we going to be identified by the mountains of excess we have left behind?

WHEN: October 24 – November 29, 2014; Public Opening Reception: Friday, November 14, 7 – 10 pm
WHERE: Centre3 for Print and Media Arts, 173 James St. North, Hamilton, ON
INFO: (905) 524-5084 or or

Friday, October 24, 2014 (All day) to Saturday, November 29, 2014 (All day)
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 19:00 to 22:00
Centre3 for Print and Media Arts, 173 James St. North, Hamilton, ON

Function Keys 2 Conference [Centre 3]

Function Keys 2: Conference of New Technology & Digital Culture

The “Function Keys 2″ is a three-day conference organized by Centre3 for Print and Media Arts that aims to explore contemporary ideas and issues in new technologies and digital culture. The conference happens November 14th to 16th 2014 in downtown Hamilton, Ontario and included a series of lecture style presentations, demos and workshops.  Now in it’s second year, “Function Keys” goal is to provide a space for artists, hackers, computer programmers, and interested community individuals to come together in discussion and share in learning about emerging trends in new technology.

The conference consisted of a top roster of renowned speakers and specialists who are visionaries in their fields. Topics for the 2014 conference included:

• Trading Clay for PLA – A sculptor’s journey from hand built to digitally created.
• Open-source learning: education from a wider community perspective, technology, and culture
• VibraFusionLab: Innovative centre for arts-based vibrotactile research and creative practice
• BioArt: One Artists Perspectives and Experiences
• Simulating Everything and its Consequences
• Art & Technology’s role in the redefining of Sexuality: Franken Hookers, Queer Dinosaurs & Other Shreds of Post-Human Radicalism
• Developing Tools for Contemporary Electronic Music Performance
• Ed Roy and the History of the World

The speakers themselves were representative of diverse communities and backgrounds. Coming from a variety of different institutions, all were either academics, hackers, DIY makers and/or practicing artists whose perspectives are informed by interdisciplinary approaches that investigate the intersections of art, technology and culture.

WHEN: Friday, Nov 14 - Sunday Nov 16, 2014 (review SCHEDULE)
WHERE: 121 Hughson St. North or Centre3 for Print and Media Arts, 173 James St. North, Hamilton, ON (review SCHEDULE) for details.
TIX: Online at, in person at Centre[3], or at the door 30 mins. in advance of the event.
INFO: Phone 905-524-5084 or email

Friday, November 14, 2014 (All day) to Sunday, November 16, 2014 (All day)
Centre3 for Print and Media Arts, 173 James St. North, Hamilton, ON

Connector [Centre 3]

Sabina Rak - Connector

Public Opening Reception: Friday, October 10th, 7-10 pm
Exhibition Run: October 10th – November 8th, 2014

Sabina Rak lives in Montreal where she graduated in 2014 with a BFA from Concordia University. She also has a B.A. and an M.A. in Art History, and is passionate about science, her main source of inspiration. In her work, she mixes print and drawing and is interested in the networks of life and of creation, the way everything is physically composed as well as mentally interconnected. She studies what is around her: objects, people and events and she interprets them as codes. She searches for the essence of that which she observes in order to understand it; she then decodes it  and recodes it in visual terms.

WHEN: October 10 – November 8, 2014; Public Opening Reception: Friday, October 10th, 7-10 pm
WHERE: Centre3 for Print and Media Arts, 173 James St. North, Hamilton, ON
INFO: (905) 524-5084 or or

Friday, October 10, 2014 (All day) to Saturday, November 8, 2014 (All day)
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 19:00 to 22:00
Centre3 for Print and Media Arts, 173 James St. North, Hamilton, ON

Worker Bee [Centre 3]

Join Centre [3] for Worker Bee by Hitoko Okada

Public Opening Reception: Friday, September 12th, 7-10 pm
Exhibition Run: September 12th – October 4th, 2014

Worker Bee is a paper and textile series that explores the internal struggle of the obligated worker as a disenchanted proletariat. In the struggle to transgress socialized and internalized barriers in employment beyond class, race and gender, one navigates through the unknown, forging a self-determined path and creating self-defined meaning- making and value in work and service towards empowerment, healing and emancipation. Throughout this series, I employ the motif of the honeycomb cell, in a repetitive pattern, to represent creation or labour of the worker “bee”. A honey splattered constellation moves across the honeycomb seams like a milky way of stars navigating a course towards freedom.

WHEN: September 12th – October 4th, 2014; Public Opening Reception: Friday, September 12th, 7-10 pm; Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday 12 noon to 5 pm
WHERE: Centre3 for Print and Media Arts, 173 James St. North, Hamilton, ON
INFO: (905) 524-5084 or or


Friday, September 12, 2014 (All day) to Saturday, October 4, 2014 (All day)
Centre3 for Print and Media Arts, 173 James St. North, Hamilton, ON

Kyle Duffield / Daniele Hopkins [Factory Media]

Factory Media Gallery presents: Galaxy Heist, an interactive exhibition by Kyle Duffield and Daniele Hopkins. Daniele Hopkins and Kyle Duffield collaborate on various creative endeavours that span across many mediums.

Kyle Duffield is a Toronto based intermedia artist. Kyle works in a range of mediums, such as painting, interactive installation, and video. His primary works tend to combine audio, video, and various electronic devices into immersive interactive installations. He graduated with honours from Ontario College of Art and Design University with a major in Integrated Media and a minor in Digital and Media Studies. During his studies at OCADU, Kyle was awarded the Sumo Arts and Technology Scholarship (2009) as well as the Integrated Media Faculty Award (2011). Kyle is continuing to work in a variety of mediums and is currently focusing on producing and teaching interactive art.

Daniele Hopkins is a Toronto based multi-disciplinary artist and Geckomonkey Extraordinaire who has explored a variety of mediums. She has taken a surrealistic approach to audio/video compositions, ballpoint pen illustrations, sculptural dioramas made from insect bodies and materials, as well as the manipulation of game interfaces. She hopes to continue to explore cultural interactions with nature, mortality, and technological progress.

Factory Media Centre is a not-for-profit artist-driven resource centre dedicated to the production and promotion of creatively diverse forms of independent films, videos, and other streaming multimedia art forms. In addition to their gallery series, the Factory also hosts:

  • Factory Talks workshop series: A 10-part monthly series of candid talks by media professionals. 3rd Wednesday of every month • 6-8pm
  • Future By Design: See presentations and hear insights from leading creative professionals from across North America with discussions webcast live to your location
  • Creative•X•Change: A series of creative networking events in most every discipline.

WHEN: September 12-14 (Supercrawl)
WHERE: Factory Media Centre, 228 James Street North, Hamilton
INFO: 905-577-9191 or email or
WEB: or

Friday, September 12, 2014 (All day) to Sunday, September 14, 2014 (All day)
Factory Media Centre, 228 James Street North, Hamilton, ON + HAVN, 26 Barton St. East, Hamilton, ON.

Christopher Gallo [Gallery 4]

Check out Gallery 4's exhibition of the work of Hamilton artists Christopher Gallo. Christopher Gallo is primarily a self-taught artist with a background in art history.  He started out using paper mache, but soon became discouraged because the medium was not permanent. One day the idea came to him about using auto body epoxy, aluminum foil, and wire to make art.  From there it has taken off, and he has not stopped.  He now makes very complex shapes with interesting textures.

Gallery 4 is an alternative space offered free of charge to local artists. It has been in continuous operation since 1984, making it the second oldest gallery in the James North district (preceded by the Hamilton Artists Inc). We offer a program of small-scale, monthly exhibitions by emerging local artists and also give mid-career artists the opportunity to develop new ideas in a public setting.

WHEN: September 1 - 30, 2014
WHERE: 55 York Boulevard, Central Library, Hamilton, ON
INFO: email


Monday, September 1, 2014 (All day) to Tuesday, September 30, 2014 (All day)
Central Branch, Hamilton Public Library, 55 York Blvd, Hamilton

Triple3 [Centre 3]

Montreal-based artist Manuel Chantre will premier his New Media installation, Triple3, at Centre3 for Print and Media Arts during the annual SuperCrawl festival in Hamilton. During the Triple3 exhibition (curated by Jim Riley), anyone may alter the holographic image and sound in the gallery by posting words, images, etc., on the following Twitter page. Even if you are not in the gallery, the image and audio will change.

Download The Exhibition Brochure

Manuel Chantre is a New Media artist and composer.  He has a BFA in electronic music from Concordia University, a BA from Laval University and DEC in Sociology and Psychology, Collège de Limoilou. He is interested in the deconstruction of cultural symbols to create works at the crossroads of sensory experience, fiction and commentary. Since 2004, his works have been co-produced by renowned international institutions in media art, including the Society for Arts and technology [SAT] (CA), le Mois-Multi (CA), Vidéographe (CA), Eastern Bloc (CA), le Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (CA) and are presented by the International Digital Arts Biennial of Montréal (CA), Mutek(CA), Elektra Festival (CA), Mapping Festival (CH), The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Video Pool (CA), Le Labo (CA), WORM (NL) and STEIM (NL).

Jim Riley is a Burlington, ON, based video artist and independent curator. His art practice is a blend of documentary evidence, personal ideology, social commentary and artistic investigation. His recent art practice involves public art and gallery video installations.   He has a BA from Brock University. He has exhibited his art for more than twenty-seven years in Canada and the USA.  Some of Riley’s video art is represented by V tape Distributions, Toronto.

WHEN: September 12 - October 11, 2014; Opening Reception (Supercrawl): Friday, September 12, 7-10 pm
WHERE: Centre3 for Print and Media Arts, 173 James St. North, Hamilton, ON
INFO: (905) 524-5084 or or

Friday, September 12, 2014 (All day) to Saturday, October 11, 2014 (All day)
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 19:00 to 22:00
Centre3 for Print and Media Arts, 173 James St. North, Hamilton, ON

metanoia [WAHC]

Please join us for a very special Opening Reception, for Lynn Hutchinson Lee’s metanoia on Friday, September 12th, 2014 at the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre at 7PM – The artist will be in attendance to speak about her work and answer any questions you may have. Food, Refreshments and a Cash Bar on site. Feel free to RSVP (optional) for the reception via Facebook

"metanoia charts the insinuation of social madness into our daily lives and bodies, and registers our gestures of resistance. The project, a series of drawings and paintings, takes its name from ‘the spontaneous attempt of the psyche to heal itself of unbearable conflict by melting down and then being reborn.’ Expanding the phenomenon of madness from the individual to the state, with its apparatus of globalized exploitation, surveillance, and devastation of lands and waters, metanoia is an exploration of outrages. Some images in this work have been with me since childhood. I came from a left-wing family of artists. There was no privacy: our phone was tapped. I pored over Goya’s Disasters of War and the drawings of Käthe Kollwitz. At night I dreamt of kidnappings, floods, gutted forests. Throughout my life newer images attached themselves to me, and I gathered them for this project. The inverted landscapes of metanoia, the monstrous foods, defiled lands, rivers of fabric sewn by children, walled compounds where women work under shreds of sky, are in our yards and our bedrooms, in the night shadows of our houses and streets. Digital clocks and recording devices silently mark the passage of this madness, and our response." - Lynn Hutchinson Lee

About Lynn Hutchinson Lee
Lynn Hutchinson Lee is a multimedia artist living in Toronto and a co-founder of Red Tree and chirikli collectives. Her work has been exhibited in Canada, Latin America and Europe. Chirikli’s sound installation Canada Without Shadows, of which Lynn’s Five Songs for Daddy is a part, has been exhibited at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest Romania; BAK – basis voor aktuelle kunst, Utrecht Netherlands; and Call the Witness at the Roma Pavilion, 54th Venice Biennale, Venice Italy. Selected exhibitions include Ololo/ Our natural bodies: mapping and surveillance, and Elemental/ Meditation on Sugar, Privilege, & Acculturation, both site-specific installations with Amanda Hale at Galeria Casa Guayasamin, Havana, Cuba. Chirikli’s current project in process Musaj te Dzav/I Have to Leave, on forced migration of Roma, takes place in Toronto and Sarajevo.

WHEN: September 12 - December 20, 2014; Opening Reception: Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 7PM
WHERE: Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, 51 Stuart St, Hamilton, ON
INFO: Tel. 905-522-3003 or email
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Friday, September 12, 2014 (All day) to Saturday, December 20, 2014 (All day)
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 19:00 to 22:00
Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, 51 Stuart St, Hamilton, ON