MARCC’s Art on the Fringe

it doesnt grow there

 

From the 15th to 17th of July ace will be participating in a Pop-Up gallery at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival hosted by the Manitoba Artist-Run Centres Coalition (www.marcc.ca). Our featured artist, as chosen by the ace Programming Committee, is Toby Gillies.

Toby Gillies is a third generation artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba, and holds a BFA from the University of Manitoba. His interdisciplinary practice can be characterized by a playful exploration of materials, technique and representation.  He values creativity above all else and draws inspiration from this process.  He aims to make things that are peculiar, that offer the feeling of discovery.

Toby very often draws his energy from the process of collaboration – working creatively with others is becoming more and more characteristic of his activities.  In recent years he has been focusing like a laser beam on community art projects, most notably through his work with Art City as the Studio Coordinator and as the Community Artist in Residence at the Misericordia Health Centre.

 

Toby Gillies | It Doesn’t Grow There

Will be an exhibition of new work – drawings that have been started by searching before knowing what for.