Photo: Andrew McPhail

The Cotton Factory Presents


April 12 – May 5, 2024
Opening Reception: April 12, 2024, 5pm – 9pm

NAX 5 is an exhibition featuring artworks by Hamilton Artists who participated in the Nordic Artist Exchange [NAX]:

Tor Lukasik Foss, Tyler Tekatch, Vanessa Crosbie Ramsay, Lisa Pijuan-Nomura, Andrew McPhail

Initiated in 2017, The Cotton Factory’s Nordic Artist Exchange [NAX] Residency provides a mid-career level visual artist from Hamilton, Ontario, the opportunity to create new works in an artist studio provided by the Estonian Artists’ Association in Tallinn, Estonia over a four-to-six-week period. Learn more about the NAX Artist Exchange.

Also on View

Courtesy of the artist, Emily Andrews

Emily Andrews: Strange Happenings & Rare Findings
April 12 – May 4, 2024
Opening Reception: April 12, 5pm – 9pm

Emily Andrews is a multimedia artist and musician. A true surrealist at heart, her work is often inspired by science, nature, history, and her own strange dreams. Strange Happenings & Rare Findings features surrealistic oil paintings that explore bizarre and unexplained scenarios in a mid-century setting.

About The Cotton Factory

The former site of the Imperial Cotton Co. is a prime example of adaptive reuse. In the heart of lower Hamilton, The Cotton Factory has been transformed into a creative industries complex, with space for workshops and small manufacturing, office space for creative professionals, and studios for artists. The Cotton Factory is home for their artistic or creative practice. Among them are photographers, designers, curators, painters, potters, textile artists and woodworkers. Areas of the building have also been used for a wide variety of television and movie productions.

The Cotton Factory
270 Sherman Avenue North
Hamilton, Ontario L8L 6N4
+1 (905) 547.8256

Cotton Factory is partially accessible. For more information, visit