"Deja Vu" installation by David Smiley, photo by David Smiley


Rogue Wave 2010 will be taking place this year from September 11 to November 6.

Rogue Wave 2010 Opening Event:

Sept. 11, 7:00 to 10:00 pm at Artscape Gibraltar Point. Cash bar and food available for guests. Free for all participating artists. Event includes performances by participating artists and Artscape tenants, including music, readings, screenings, and more.

7:30pm, Beacon Room, Wende Bartley: Composer, sound artist and long term tenant at Artscape Gibraltar Point, will be performing “Sounding Dream Woman”, one of the works
from her upcoming Temple Project CD and DVD.

7: 45pm, Gibraltar Beach , Satin Warship (Leah Finkel): short term tenant of Artscape Gibraltar Point, Musical performance at sunset with fire.

Shadowland Studio:

Pat Jeffries, exhibiting eight new portraits and studies of a centenarian Black Willow Tree. "Kate" is a big eyed, lion hearted tree located at the north east corner of the Toronto Island Public and Natural Science School.

Lisa Cristinzo, Assistant Manager to Artscape Gibraltar Point exhibits her recent painting series IS LAND FOR REST, ISLAND FOREST

8:00pm, Shadowland studio Readings and Musical Performance

Leanna McLennan, poet and writer whose work has been published in many literary journals including the Fiddlehead, Matrix, and Third Floor Lounge: an Anthology from the Banff Centre for the Arts. She is also a Reiki Master and is giving treatments at Gibraltar Point Centre for the Arts this month and is offering a Reiki 1 & 2 classes here on Sept 18 and 19th.

Beverley Dowling, reading from "Flying Through the Ashes." When Beverley arranged to stay at Artscape her intention was to complete a novel she has been working on for five years. After booking her time she began another novel, which is the one she actually finished.

9:00pm, Beacon Room. Culpable Behaviour: Roving Rogue Rave — free jazz improv with Grahame Beakhust, Dwight Chalmers, Jerry Englar and friends.

7:00pm to 10:00pm, Fireplace Room, Screenings:
Gera Dillon: Screening of 2 short related videos re: treatments of Rogue I.E.D. figure 3 years ago. They're 4:45 and 2:35, with soundtracks.

Artscape Gibraltar Point presents a work in progress by Luisa Milan, THE TRIBUTE QUILT.

Artscape Gibraltar Point Open Studios & Tenants' Exhibition:

Sept. 11 and 12, from noon to 5:00 pm.  Tenants’ Exhibition continues on weekends through Rogue Wave 2010 from noon to 5:00 pm.

Joan Prowse is co-founder of the independent Toronto based production company CineFocus Canada. As a producer, director, writer and editor, she creates television documentaries, interactive projects, and video shorts that profile compelling Canadian characters whose stories resonate with a global audience.

CineFocus Canada brings two decades of experience producing internationally recognized television series and documentaries to 360 multi-platform properties. Their latest series, GreenHeroes, features a dynamic mix of short, portable webisodes combined with a TV series to build brand awareness and a solid audience base using the social networks.

Yuula Benivolski was born in the USSR , raised in Israel and currently lives and works between Toronto and Montreal , where she completed her MFA at Concordia. Her practice revolves around important stuff like sex, death and migrant culture.

Rowena Dykins, Throughout her practice she continues to experiment with the act of painting and large installations. Rowena’s relationship to the natural environment helps her to interpret my abstract studies. Colour, purity of gesture and the constant working back into the surface involves a rich and ongoing process. Rowena’s next solo show is at the Art Gallery of Peterborough

Alastair Dickinson
’s art has a playful quality, a cartoonish theatricality which masks a deliberately ambiguous subtext dealing with issues both profound and absurd. He recently collaborated with Director Jesse Rosensweet on the stop motion film The Stone of Folly, designing and building the characters, sets and props. The film won the esteemed "Prix du Jury" in Cannes in 2002.

Other Events Throughout Rogue Wave

Culpable Behaviour: Roving Rogue Rave - Free Jazz Improv with Grahame Beakhust, Colin Brodie, Dwight Chalmers, Alistair Dickson, Jerry Englar, Leida Englar, Watson Jenesen, Alice Norton & friends.  Performance at Exhibition Opening on Sept. 11 at 7pm and spontaneous outdoor performances on weekends throughout the exhibition. Also, every Tues. 8 to 10 pm at 4 Second Street, Ward’s Island.

The Forays: Saturday September 11th, Jazz ensemble with Leida Englar, Jerry Englar, Dwight Chalmers and Baye Hunter. Performances at The Shaw House honouring the garden and vintage Islanders. Check website for times and days. First performance is on Saturday September 11th at 2pm. Please check map for location details for the Shaw House.

Wende Bartley: Wende Bartley, composer, sound artist and long term tenant at Artscape Gibraltar Point, will be performing "Sounding Dream Woman", one of the works from her upcoming  Temple Project CD & DVD  at the Rogue Wave Opening Event, Sept, 11. Temple Project features a series of pieces composed from recordings made in ancient sites in Crete and Malta.  "Sounding Dream Woman" is inspired by the Sleeping Lady of Malta statue found in the underground Hypogeum Temple in Malta. It combines both vocal and instrumental recordings made in the Hypogeum and live improvisational performance.  

Jacquey Malcolm and Anne Bourne perform original compositions for two cellos and one voice at the opening event Saturday Sept 11 at 7pm at Artscape Gibraltar Point, all other performances will be at Luisa Milan's installation Hydro-Glyph at the east end of Ward's Beach. Dates: Sunday Sept 12 at 3pm, Sunday Sept 19 at 11am, Wednesday Oct 6 at 6pm, Sunday Oct 10 at 3pm Cancelled, Wednesday Oct 20 at 6pm, Sunday Oct 24 at 3pm, Sunday Oct 31 at 3pm and Saturday November 6th at 3pm. All events except opening are weather dependent, please check website for updates.

Celebration of the Life of Gwendolyn MacEwen: Memorial Service and Candlelight Vigil with poetry reading and free improv
When: Sunday 17th October 2010 : 6:30 p.m.
Where: #10 Second St. Ward's Island
: in celebration of the life and work of distinguished Canadian writer/poet/playwright/novelist, the late Gwendolyn MacEwen - who lived on the island at the above address in the early 1960's and was the Librarian at the Island Public School, now ArtScape Gilbraltar Point. The reading library at the present Arts Centre is named in her honour.
Who: Alice Norton, Luisa Milan and Christopher Pinheiro have created a Spirit House in her memory, at the very site where she once lived. The Rogue Wave installation is titled "Bohemian Embassy" after the Toronto nite spot where the young Gwendolyn MacEwen first spoke her poetry in public. In attendance as lead reader will be poet RoseMary Sullivan, author of "Shadow Maker" the authorized biography of Gwendolyn MacEwen. Various other readers will perform, to live music. Contributions of candles, drinks and eats and the loan of fold up chairs will be most welcome.

To see the locations of these events, click here for maps.


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