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Art School (dismissed), 2010


Heather Nicol curated and produced a site-specific exhibition in a decommissioned pubic school in Toronto. After a decade shuttered up, the Beaux Arts style building was open to the public for a condensed program of site specific installation, sculpture, new media, dance, music, performance, painting, interdisciplinary and collaborative projects. Art School (dismissed) featured the work of 60 artists who extend their established creative practices into the realm of education as teachers and mentors at Universities and Colleges across the Greater Toronto Area. A special “Teacher’s Pet” exhibition-within-the-exhibition featured works by student artists selected by their teachers.

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 Shaw Street School, originally redirected to the war effort, used as a barrack 1914 - 1918. Toronto District School Board Public School, 1919 - 2000.  Sold to Artscape for transformations into a community arts hub. Opened as Artscape Youngplace in 2013.

Shaw Street School, originally redirected to the war effort, used as a barrack 1914 - 1918. Toronto District School Board Public School, 1919 - 2000.

Sold to Artscape for transformations into a community arts hub. Opened as Artscape Youngplace in 2013.