Giving Entry

Giving Entry

Michael Dumontier + Neil Farber, Alex Fischer, Nelson Henricks, Rick Leong, Zachari Logan, Terran McNeely, John Monteith, Janet Morton, Dainesha Nugent-Palache, Nicotye Samayualie, Kristin Sjaarda, Winnie Truong, Emma Welch, Xiaojing Yan

Curated by Natalie MacNamara to celebrate the launch of NAMARA Project Space.

July 9 – September 10, 2022
Opening celebration and Project Space launch: July 9, 2022, 4 – 8pm
NAMARA Projects, Toronto

Giving Entry is an exhibition of works by artists who employ flowers or floral motifs in considerations of social, philosophical, and political subjects. What matters most is the embeddedness of these blooms in their particular stories. Within this exhibition, flowers are put to work symbolically in varied artistic inquiries. Counting among them are built narratives around equality and difference; history, memory, and temporality; environment and climate; speculation and the supernatural.

Giving Entry Installation view

For more information about the exhibition, please visit the Giving Entry project.

About NAMARA Projects:
Located in the Dupont Arts Building, NAMARA Projects is a new venue for research, deliberation, and presentation of curatorial work. NAMARA works around the fluctuating borders of the traditional art world. The explorations conducted in the Project Space inform both independent and commissioned presentations. Through our work, we celebrate thoughtful work by contemporary artists; challenge traditions, experimenting with untested methods; and welcome new collaborators and audiences.

NAMARA operates at the intersection of art and business worlds, wavering into both sides at different times, and always in an effort to see that the following occurs:

  • Art professionals receive fair pay for their work.
  • Art finds audiences by way of generative brand partnerships; and engagement within the traditional art community.
  • Brands enjoy the advantages of working with thoughtful art while maintaining best practices and ethical standards.
  • Projects include art professionals from under-represented and equity-seeking groups.

There is no curation without art so the product of artistic labour is always the primary focus.

About NAMARA Curatorial:
NAMARA is a curatorial firm under the direction of Natalie MacNamara.

NAMARA bridges the gap between the art world and broader commercial, public, and educational fields. We align partner interests with the goal of producing meaningful and engaging cultural projects.

We deliver art strategy, collections, exhibitions, permanent installations, temporary experiential and visual projects in digital and physical space.

What sets us apart is our interdisciplinary approach to bringing together client and commissioning bodies’ priorities, with artists’ conceptual and aesthetic faculties. The result is concept-driven, artist-led projects that engage audiences and deliver impact.

For more information about our corporate and client work, please visit:

NAMARA Projects
915 Dupont Street, Suite 103, Toronto, ON M6H 1Z1
Public Hours: Thu – Friday, 2-7pm, Saturday 12-5pm, and by appointment:

Instagram: @namaraprojects