Out of Studio

Tom Waits on Tom Waits

The Wisdom & Whimsy of Waits: Golden Highlights from ‘Tom Waits on Tom Waits’ “Songs are really simple,” said Tom Waits. “You hold them in your hand. I can make one right now and finish it but because they’re so simple. It’s like bird-watching. You know, you’ve… Read More

Michael Snow Sets New Sights, 2012

Michael Snow Sets New Sights At the AGO Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto July 18 to December 9, 2012. by Sarah Milroy At 82, Toronto artist Michael Snow has savoured his share of honours, from his 1995 election to the France’s Chevalier de l’ordre… Read More

Artists In Exile: Vincent van Gogh in Saint-Rémy

Artists In Exile: Vincent van Gogh in Saint-Rémy Sam Kemp @SamWKemp In our Artists In Exile series, we have tended to focus on individuals who have, for whatever reason, been forced to leave their homeland. Here we have something quite different: an artist… Read More

Color Match Game A Game of Aesthetic Strategy

A Game of Aesthetic Strategy: The very first Color Match Game was played in December 1987. Since then it has continued to evolve over the decades – becoming competitive in 1999, and made available as a limited art multiple in 2020. The colours themselves, having employed standardized… Read More

For the Bee’s

PollinateTO Grants – Toronto Toronto’s Official Bee is a green metallic sweat bee known as Agapostemon virescens. PollinateTO provides funding for pollinator gardens located in all Toronto neighbourhoods. Priority will be given to projects located in Toronto’s Neighbourhood Improvement Areas (NIAs). Read More

Luigi Russolo’s Cacophonous Futures

Luigi Russolo’s Cacophonous Futures  By Peter Tracy What does the future sound like? In the early 20th century, one answer rang out from Luigi Russolo’s intonarumori — lever-operated machines designed to pop, sough, shriek, and shock. Peter Tracy explores the ambitions behind Italian Futurism’s experiments with noise… Read More

BBC Radiophonic

BBC Radiophonic Workshop Director: Roger Pomphrey.   The BBC’s Radiophonic Workshop was set up in 1958, born out of a desire to create ‘new kinds of sounds’. The Alchemists of Sound looks at this creative group from… Read More

Dub Anthology

One of history’s best music lists – was made by a teenager named Snoopy in the summer of 1977. In the London music newspaper Black Echoes, he published his 125 favorite albums from the golden age of dub reggae. Forty-four years later, thanks to a… Read More

Jeffrey Ladd: a tour of my bookshelves.

Jeffrey Ladd: a tour of my bookshelves. From his studio in Köln, Jeffrey Ladd takes us on a detailed tour of his wide-ranging, indiosyncratic, and constantly surprising book collection, discussing inventive use of images in punk posters, eccentric advertising materials, photobooks, and beyond. Read More