As a part of NXNE Art 2014, artists from the Northeast shifted the narrative of Toronto’s streets, creating destinations of beauty. Take a peek at some of the images below and see how Toronto has been transformed…and then go check out the rest on foot! Pictures, as good as they are, just don’t do the art justice. Here’s tour #1.
NXNE Art gave Toronto the power to participate – not just spectate. Thank you to the city of Toronto for participating, for believing in Hermann & Audrey and supporting us in our first year with NXNE Art. Thank you to the hard working artists who made this whole experience so special. And a huge thank you to the Hermann & Audrey team. They are the most talented and dedicated crew of people that I have ever had the privilege to work with and call my friends. Without further ado, let me introduce you to the team.
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NXNE Art gives people the power to participate – not simply spectate. NXNE Art 2014 brings together influential creators of the North East who are transforming their surroundings and the urban experience.
From well trafficked Yonge-Dundas Square to found spaces on unassuming walls, local and international artists will take over public spaces throughout the city, building highly visible, disruptive installations. Called Urban Takeovers, we’re transforming pedestrian experience, revitalizing lost space, bringing life to alleyways, and bringing forward public engagement rooted in art. Continue reading article →
Anyone that knows Steve Carty knows he is a passionate photographer who’s immense knowledge and ideas are consistently passed forward to those willing to learn. Having worked with celebrities such as Kanye West, to simply doing creative shoots for his own interest, those who get the chance to learn from him seemingly excel and develop their vision at lightening speed. We sat down with Steve and found out what it takes to be a true photographer and his top tips for photographic success. Continue reading article →
How are you planning to explore your city this summer?
Open Streets TO is a new initiative to open Toronto’s roads–specifically Bloor street and a section of Yonge and Church street–for 4 car-free Sundays from 8am-1pm this summer. It will be the city’s largest free recreation program that will connect our diverse neighbourhoods, unlike any public program that Toronto has ever seen. Continue reading article →
Resident Photographer and Director, Danielle Da Silva, has just returned from her journey to South America, where she spent time documenting behind-the-scenes of two recently-completed Photographers Without Borders (PWB) projects. Danielle is the Executive Director of PWB, which is an international not-for-profit organization that produces photography and video for social and environmental justice causes, while providing a platform for funding and awareness. Continue reading article →
Needed a minute to sit down and take in everything that happened over my time in Germany. Hell, I needed some time to process the first snippet of 2014. To say that it has been a whirlwind, wouldn’t be so far as an understatement, but definitely momentum to note. Continue reading article →
Artist in Residence, Cory Vanderploeg, has seemingly been everywhere. From North America to South America, the photographer has shot everything from short films to campaigns. We sat down with the globetrotter to find out about what makes touring the world important and intriguing as a photographer. See our conversation below. Continue reading article →
Artist in residence, Cory Vanderploeg, recently travelled to San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. The photographer was in search of adding some vibrancy and bright colours to his repertoire, and what better backdrop than Central America? Catch Ford Models Chicago’s Erica Miramontes in Cory’s vivid shots, below. Continue reading article →
“People, our livelihoods, our planet, our cosmos, and beyond are sacred. I feel that if the work we create is truly for the people then we can’t avoid asking questions about our present state of being (globally, nationally, locally, personally)” – D’bi Young Anitafrika, Afrikan-Jamaican-Canadian dubpoet, artist, performer, friend. Photographer, Wade Hudson has had the esteemed pleasure of becoming a wonderful friend and partner with D’bi over the few short years that they have known each other. Additionally, Wade has been lucky enough to spend some time in Jamaica at one of her residencies shooting an editorial for the UK’s WIRED Magazine. Continue reading article →
Resident photographer, Steve Carty, has been travelling in search of bicycle culture he can tap into. He recently travelled to London, England, and met up with fellow bike-enthusiasts and business owners, aiming to infiltrate the London Fixedgear scene, and make impressions with bike-centred photography. We sat down with him to find out a little more about his adventures in London. Continue reading article →
The Artist Project happens next weekend from Feb 20th – 23rd, at The Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto. Dubbed “Toronto’s most celebrated contemporary art fair”, The Artist Project brings together over 250 top independent artists from Canada and abroad in this huge showcase. Other highlights include Art Chats happening throughout the weekend, given by industry professionals who will touching on various aspects of making and creating art. Continue reading article →
Second round in Detroit and the fervour for moving there has only become stronger. The amount of opportunity and chance to create something that both positively impacts the city, beautifies the streets and engages community in their space is a strong reality.
From June 6-9th Hermann & Audrey presented Life Cycles: A Gallery Show about bicycles and the people who ride them.
On our 3rd anniversary, Hermann & Audrey put together a story of Light and Love.
Dedicated to the City of Toronto.
Nuit Blanche XOXO.
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