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Creeping around “Creepy Bits”

In filmmaking, there is so much work. There are locations, scenery, costumes, traffic control, electrical systems, audio systems, special effects, and all the stuff that allows everything else to happen. Even a small film is a big project with many, many moving parts. Walking through Gage Park or along Ottawa Street when a movie is …

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Stilt walkers and actors perform the history of water treatment and delivery in Hamilton.
Stilt walkers and other performers the history of water delivery in Hamilton. Sean Hurley

Finale delights everyone

There was a standing-room-only crowd on hand for the closing reception to the month long DeLight Festival at the Hamilton Steam Museum on Woodward Avenue this past weekend. It was worth it. The Hamilton Aerial Group provided a unique telling of Hamilton’s water history that was spellbinding. With intricate costumes, puppets, and recorded music, a …

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Part of Donna Arkey's piece at night. Photo by Jeff Hayward.
Part of Donna Arkey's The Last icebergs at night. Photo by Jeff Hayward. Photo by Jeff Hayward.

‘Tip of the Iceberg’ vandalized at Andrew Warburton Memorial Park

Donna Akrey’s comment on the vandalism against her installation on the Pipeline Trail was candid: “…the layers of meaning in a work to ‘replenish’ icebergs being vandalized is pretty poignant.” Akrey’s work contains many layers of meaning for anyone willing to contemplate it. The installation provides moulds in which the Hamilton artist invites viewers to …

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deLight Festival: Last Days of Ice and Snow

Red Tree Collective, in collaboration with Hamilton Dialogues and Pipeline Trail Hamilton presents the 4th annual DeLight Festival February 1st to 29th, 2020 A multi disciplinary festival with installations of visual art, poetry, sound and community art along the Pipeline Trail between London Street North and Strathearne Avenue. Hamilton’s Pipeline Trail is an urban walking path with …

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Stinson event to be highlighted in TVO doc

 A lighted path along the escarpment and cellists under an overpass will appear in a TVO documentary series, The Life-Sized City, as reported by the Hamilton Spectator. Fireflies in the forest was originally planned as an urban intervention as part of 100In1day but was postponed due to weather. The organizers, Stinson Community Association and Surprise …

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Delight Festival 2016
Delight Festival 2016 Jeff Hayward

Do you have a Delightful art installation idea?

We hear that some of you are missing Delight, Hamilton’s only light festival, and we wanted to tell you not to worry – Delight will be reborn this coming June, but with a twist. Calling all artists, students and community members – we want to hear your ideas and help you #MakeYourDelight during this year’s …

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Gage Park gets Madison McFerrin first

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”” align=”center”][vc_column_text]The jazz vocalist and songwriter, Madison McFerrin, who builds her music with her own voice and a looping peddle, has been making waves and she comes to Hamilton for Winterfest before heading to Toronto. Take that! In what may be the coolest thing ever, McFerrin will perform at “The Canteen” in Gage Park …

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The rumour of Memorial School’s mural

Rumours spread and infiltrate many people until they find one person willing to thrash out the truth. So, when I heard the rumour of “a large mural at Memorial (City) Elementary School that had been painted by a Group of Seven painter,” I had to investigate. I sought out the mural and aimed to assess if …

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