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September 29, 2008
Media Advisory - Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2008 photo and interview opportunities - Artists putting final touches on art projects
Artists are busy assembling their projects for this weekend’s Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. Below is a list of potential photo and interview possibilities to help preview the event.

Date: Tuesday, September 30
Time: 8 - 9:30 a.m.
Project: Waterfall, Katharine Harvey
Location: 3 Dohme Ave. (O’Connor and Don Mills) - Elections Canada Warehouse (back of building)
Interview: Katharine Harvey, 416-200-0927 (cell)
Visual: Artist is stringing together 9,000 lbs of plastic bottles into a 20’x80’ waterfall

Date: Tuesday, September 30
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Artist Reception
Location: Old Banking Hall, Scotiabank Plaza, 44 King St. W.
David Miller, Mayor of Toronto
Chris Hodgson, Scotiabank Executive Vice-President of Domestic Personal Banking
Ed Burtynsky, Renowned Canadian Photographer
Rakesh Tiku, Director, ArtHeart
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Artists and Curators
Visual: Artist’s Reception and Kick-off for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

Date: Wednesday, October 1
Time: 10:15 - 11:30 p.m.
Project: Don Coyote, Matt Masters
Location: Cathedral Church of St. James, 65 Church St.)
Interview: Matt Masters, 403-228-6270
Visual: Band and dress rehearsal

Date: Thursday, October 2
Time: 1- 3 p.m.
Project: Euphemisms for the Intimate Enemy, Ruark Lewis
Location: Mowat Avenue at Liberty Street
Interview: Ruark Lewis, 612-93321759
Visual: The first rows of 550 oil drums will be constructed, blocking the street and giving a glimpse into the architectural scale of this project.

Date: Thursday, October 2
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Project: Stereoscope, Project Blinkenlights
Location: Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
Interview: Tim Pritlove, 416-991-1241
Visual: Blinkenlights will be testing their graphic lighting system on City Hall, and Mayor David Miller will be present to test the interactivity component.

Date: Friday, October 3
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Project: Into the Blue, Fujiwara Takahiro
Location: Toronto Eaton Centre, 220 Yonge St. (Albert Street Entrance)
Interview: Fujiwara Takahiro +81-(0) 42-571-1088
Visual: A giant alien-like balloon structure installed in the Eaton Centre.

Date: Friday, October 3
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Project: Don Quixotic,
Location: Cathedral Church of St. James, 65 Church St.
Interview: Stephen Lawson
Visual: A full dress rehearsal including costumes and make-up for this over-the-top drag performance.

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, a free city-wide sunset-to-sunrise celebration of contemporary art, returns from sunset on October 4th to sunrise on October 5th. For one sleepless night Toronto is transformed into an artistic playground, as contemporary art installations are found in unlikely places throughout the city. Also, Toronto museums, galleries, art venues, neighbourhoods and institutions open their doors for one night only - all night long.

Art Week in Toronto

Two of Canada’s most significant art events take place in Toronto this week in addition to Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. Below is a list of potential photo and interview possibilities to help preview ‘Art Week in Toronto’.

Date: Wednesday, October 1
Time: 8 p.m.
Sobey Art Award Winner Announcement
Location: Royal Ontario Museum
Interviews: Artists and curators
Visual: Gala Reception, Award presentation

Date: Thursday, October 2
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Official Opening of the 2008 Toronto International Art Fair
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, Room 202 West Concourse level
Toronto Mayor David Miller
Linel Rebenchuk, Director, Toronto International Art Fair
Dennis Reid, AGO Director of Collections and Research
Visual: Mayor Miller helps celebrate ‘Art Week in Toronto’ by kicking off the Opening Preview of the
Toronto International Art Fair

Media contact: Giannina Warren, Economic Development Culture and Tourism, 416-395-7318,



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