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September 10, 2010
Rogue Wave 2010: outdoor exhibition on Toronto Island
  
Rogue Wave is a homegrown outdoor exhibition of sculpture and installation art held on Toronto Island. Running from Saturday, September 11 to Saturday, November 6, Rogue Wave will be open daily and feature more than 30 artists, 33 sculptures/installations, and various events and performances. The opening event will be held September 11 at Artscape Gibraltar Point, from 7 to 10 p.m.

Like the natural phenomenon it is named after, the Rogue Wave exhibition takes place at irregular and seemingly random times. Many of the artworks are inspired by and reflect the island’s rich history and unique landscape - its sand dunes, wet meadows, cottonwood forests, lagoons and wetlands.

Rogue Wave was founded by four island residents in the spring of 1998. The creation of the Rogue Wave organization has allowed artists to work collaboratively with the City of Toronto's Parks, Forestry and Recreation division on seven successful exhibitions over a period of 10 years. About 20,000 people have experienced the wide range of works, including site-specific installations, collaborative projects, existing pieces that have been re-located, pirate radio broadcasts, fire and water sculptures, photographic installations and musical events.

Rogue Wave artists range in experience from professional artists with national reputations to artists working outside their traditional media to emerging artists and new collaborations.

This year's Rogue Wave events include:
• Artscape Gibraltar Point: Opening Event: Sept. 11, 7 to 10 p.m.
• Open Studios & Tenants’ Exhibition: Sept. 11 and 12, 12 to 5 p.m. and weekends, 12 to 5 p.m.
• Culpable Behaviour: Roving Rogue Rave free jazz improv group. Opening night and Tuesdays 8 to 10 p.m. at 4 Second St., and spontaneous outdoor performances on weekends
• The Forays: Jazz ensemble: Shaw House garden, on September 11
• Wende Bartley: Sound artist performs “Sounding Dream Woman” on September 11
• Jacquey Malcolm & Anne Bourne performing original compositions for two cellos and one voice with Luisa Milan’s installation Hydro-Glyph - September 11 and other dates

A tour map is available on the Rogue Wave website for details of times and locations of events: http://roguewaveart.org.

Maps are also available at the Rogue Wave 2010 kiosk at Ward’s Island ferry dock. Programming changes will also be posted at the Rogue Wave kiosk and on the website.

Rogue Wave 2010 has been supported in various ways by the Toronto Arts Council, Shadowland Theatre Inc., the Toronto Island Community, Artscape Gibraltar Point and the City of Toronto.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents. For information about non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media contacts:
James Buttivant, City of Toronto Communications and Marketing Consultant, 416-397-5301, jbuttiv@toronto.ca
Rogue Wave Art, 416-203-1018, roguewaveart@gmail.com




 

 

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