Port Lands Bridges | Bury Me in the Back Forty | Bookbinding Workshop

Upcoming CONTACT 2024 Workshops and Events

Vid Ingelevics & Ryan Walker
Port Lands Bridges: A Recent Visual History
May 11, 2024 | 2 – 4pm
City of Toronto Archives, 255 Spadina Rd, Toronto
Free and open to the public

Artists Vid Ingelevics and Ryan Walker have spent the last five years documenting the ongoing transformation of the Port Lands. Contextualized historically by the City of Toronto Archives archivists from their photo collections, Ingelevics and Walker will present a focused look at Port Lands bridges as excerpted from their larger documentary project, How to Build a River.

Kyler Zeleny
Bury Me in the Back Forty
May 15, 2024 | 7 – 9pm
Ace Hotel, 51 Camden St, Toronto
Free and open to the public

Photographer, educator, and writer Kyler Zeleny releases the final photobook in his Canadian Prairie trilogy, Bury Me in the Back Forty. Shortlisted for the 2021 Burtynsky Grant, the book takes a deep dive into the artist’s hometown of Mundare, Alberta.

Join Zeleny as he shows work from this long-term project and discusses the key themes of the book, which include the complexity of returning to home, the future of rural representation in Canada, and the idea of balanced and complex representations of homeplace.

Andrew Huot
Bookbinding for Photographers
May 18 + 19, 2024 | 9am – 4pm
CONTACT Gallery, 80 Spadina Avenue, Suite 205, Toronto
$250 | Please email photobook@contactphoto.com to register.

In this two-day workshop led by book artist and bookbinder Andrew Huot, participants will learn to make their own photobooks beyond standard formats and papers used in print-on-demand books. Students will learn the basics of bookmaking and discuss the best materials and structures for hand-made photobooks, and go home with a library of 7 structural models to reference for future books.

No previous experience in bookmaking necessary. All materials and tools are included in the workshop fee.

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