In this participatory workshop, Arts Etobicoke is seeking community members interested in public, mural, or street art to join us at our gallery for some VR painting. As a part of the Augmented Reality In the Village of Islington initiative and led by hybrid media artist Luke Garwood, participants will have the opportunity to put on a headset and create in virtual space. Luke is building an augmented reality experience that allows an intersection between public and virtual art, and is actively seeking VR painting submissions from the community of Etobicoke. This is your chance to create a submission! Spots are limited, as we create a safe space and abide by social distancing measures. No experience necessary, you don’t have to be an artist to participate. This is for the community! Come and explore with us.
All our community workshops are free. The Augmented Reality in the Village of Islington workshops are intended for community members who live or work within a 1km radius of the Village of Islington. This project is designed to more accurately represent the people who live and work in this community so we want to make sure that registration is targeted to community members.
This workshop will be taking place in-person at our Storefront Gallery, at 4893A Dundas Street West. We are taking several measures to assure the safety and full participation of each guest. The VR painting portion of the workshop will require the use of a shared headset and goggles, which will be sanitized between each use. Masks are required in the gallery space. Plastic gloves and disposable masks will be provided at the venue, although you may bring your own mask and a clean pair of gloves to use upon entry.
This project is supported through Toronto Arts Council Strategic Funding.