Saturday, May 11, 2013
We are gearing up for the Summer Collective. After three years of holiday shows at the Artscape Triangle Gallery we are branching out to showcase the great designs of artists and artisans on Sundays throughout the summer.
There's more. Throughout the week we'll be featuring creative workshops and events at the gallery.
Curious? Stay tuned to find out what we'll be presenting this summer, starting in June.
If you would like to be part of the Summer Collective to sell your art or handmade designs at the weekend showcase please contact us at --- thecollectiveshow (at) gmail (dot) com.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Friday, December 14, 2012
|Rooster painting, $45|
At The Collective show we are proving that great handmade design does not have to break your budget.
|Olive wood trays, $25 to $35|
|Time to be dapper again. Men's hats, $40 to $45|
|Colourful totes, $28|
|Necklace made from recycled ceramics, $24|
|Chunky knits starting at $30|
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
|Vintage, hand craved letters and numbers|
While we all seem fascinated by the instant world of twitter and - yes - blogs, the slow art of letterpress continues to attract more and more fans.
Here at The Collective show, we are showcasing letterpress designs. There is vintage type - hand carved wooden letters and numbers each with its own rich patina - which you can use for your designs.
You can choose from a collection of handmade notebooks and calendars. From the creative hands at Kozo Studio Gallery, there are letterpress gift tags that have been printed on thin wood and prints made from antique plates.
|Wooden gift tags with winter scenes|
Years ago as the heavy presses were replaced by sleek computers, most of these plates and type would have been discarded. Now there is a growing group of talented artisans who are are rediscovering - and saving - this contemplative art.
|Letterpress print from vintage plates by Albert Kwon|
Monday, December 10, 2012
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Friday, December 7, 2012
|A collection of Naz Rahbar's screen-printed scarves|
We've stocked the shelves and filled the walls and we are ready for our close-up. It's opening day at The Collective show. There are knits to keep your warm, hats to keep you stylish and jewellery for the love of it.
|Wooden plaque series by Rhonda Nolan|
We've collected a range of art, from whimsical designs, to pieces for the serious collector. On Saturday you can meet the artists and artisans behind the show and find out more about their work at a reception from 1pm to 4pm.
Hop on the Queen streetcar to get here. The gallery is just west of Dovercourt, directly south of Queen. If you are intent on doing some serious shopping, there is public parking on Queen. You'll find lots of reasons to choose handmade this holiday season.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
|Glass pendant by Leila Cools|
Right about now, with the grey skies and dull weather, we are all in need of a little colour boost. The Collective show is the perfect place for your colour therapy.
|Artist Susy Martins|
We are surrounded by colour here, from the jewellery, to the paintings and bright handmade designs. Take a look as we put our finishing touches on the show, which opens in a few days.
|Vintage mohair scarves from Hats By She|
Thursday, November 22, 2012
We are big food lovers here at The Collective show. This year we've gone right to the source, to Marvellous Edibles Farm, for our preserves. If the name Marvellous Edibles sounds familiar it's because for years the husband and wife duo had a popular bistro with the same name here in the heart of the city. Now they run an organic farm in the lush Niagara escarpment.
|A selection of pottery by Lynn Heath|
You can combine the preserves with pottery made by Lynn Heath and Annette Hansen - bowls, mugs or pitchers. The show also features wooden bowls carved from fruit trees.
|Fresh bread at St. John's Bakery|
There are some special aprons at the show. They are from the St. John's Bakery and all of the proceeds from their sale will go to support the St. John's Mission and the bakery, which makes some of the best artisanal bread in the city.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
|T-shirts are vividly painted by Daina Valiulis|
We expect the artists to play with various media in their paintings. However, here at the show you'll find the artisans are also mixing it up. T-shirts are painted the way an artist would treat a canvas. The jewellers mix old with new, precious with found items and leather with metal to create unusual pieces. Pottery is accented with reclaimed wood. In the hands of these artisans mixing media has a whole new meaning.
|Lazooleeta necklace combines leather and metal|
Friday, November 9, 2012
|Artist Rob Croxford, The Collective 2012|
The birds have landed here at the show. They have emerged as the stars of the paintings, letterpress prints and even the jewellery. Roosters are the main attraction in whimsical designs and they strut across colourful canvasses. The artists, it seems, have decided that is the year of the bird.
|Letterpress Print By Albert Kwon|
|Parrot Necklace From Recycled China, Maggie Groves|
Thursday, November 1, 2012
|Artist Laura Hains, The Collective 2012|
If it's November then it's the unofficial start to the holiday season. Here at The Collective Show we are getting ready for our third annual show at Artscape's Triangle Gallery and transforming the space into a showcase for art and handmade designs.
The joy of this show is that you never know what you'll discover. This year we have a range of artists who work in a mix of mediums, including acrylic paint, ink, charcoal and encaustic.
|Charcoal On Paper, Artist Yoko Nomura, The Collective 2012|
We've collected handmade designs, including goods for food lovers, knitwear to keep you warm and a range of jewellery created from semi precious stones to recycled china. This year, for the first time, we've reached out to local farmers to feature their artisinal products. You'll see their work and products on display including wands of lavender from the Weir farm near Hamilton.
|Chunky Scarf From Scarffaces|
We always like to say we are done but we know better. Until we open the doors on Friday December 7th, we'll keep looking for the unexpected.
Monday, October 15, 2012
|The Shoe Series, Artist Amita Sen Gupta, The Collective 2012|
We are moving a step closer to The Collective Show 2012.
This year's show features returning favourites and new artists and artisans. After the success of the letterpress display we've expanded the letterpress designs in the show. This year you'll be able to collect the antique wooden type as well as the handcrafted prints and designs.
So check back. Soon we'll be posting the list of the artists and artisans who will be part of The Collective 2012.