Catherine Beaudette in Place and Placement, a How We Live In Cities presentation

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 6:30pm to Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 5:00pm

How We Live In Cities Presents:  Place and Placement

Responding to population shift and climate change with art exhibitions, workshops and discussions toward the creation an Art Garden corridor.

Opening reception: May 18th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Reimagine Galleria, 1245 Dupont Street, Toronto, ON. M6H 2A6

Exhibiting artists:  Edward Burtynsky, Eldon Garnet, Noel Harding, David Acheson, Catherine Beaudette, Heather Nicol, John Dickson, Reinhard Reitzenstein, Dyan Marie, TIMEANDDESIRE , Natalia Bakaeva and Mark Francis, Interspatial, Darren Leu, Eric Anthony Charron, Botanicus Art Ensemble and How We Live In Cities.

The redevelopment of Wallace Emerson Park and the Galleria Mall in the Dupont Street West area of Toronto is an opportunity to invest the site as the start-up location for an Art Garden Corridor. This exhibition presents works by leading artists with practices in sculpture, public art, and place making. They offer art in the form of garden sculptures to be imagined as public art theoretical examples and way-finding markers for the Art Garden Corridor route.

Drop In! Participate! Free! Discover art and encouragement to make your own garden.  Hands-on, garden-making resources are available to create Spot Gardens with seeds, tools, information and events. Workshop program listed at .

Catherine Beaudette is a Canadian artist and professor at OCAD University. She is the founder of Loop Gallery in Toronto and 2 Rooms Contemporary Art Projects in Duntara, Newfoundland. Born in Montréal Québec, she currently divides her time between Toronto ON and Bonavista Bay NL.

For more information, photos and interviews, please contact:  Dyan Marie, Artist and Curator,  647.973.2349


Venue & Address: 
ReImagine Galleria, Community Collaboration Space 1245 Dupont Street, Toronto, Ontario
large scale figurative sculpture

Bonavista Biennale 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 12:00pm to Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 12:00pm

BONAVISTA BIENNALE 2017 - Art Encounters on the Edge. 

Art et Conjonctures

August 17 – September 17

Bonavista Peninsula NL, from Kings Cove to Trinity

Official Opening event: Saturday August 19, 2017 

A Canada 150 Project presented by: 

2 Rooms Contemporary Art Projects

“mapping a 50 kilometer loop on the rugged coastline of eastern Canada; situated in historic outport communities of Newfoundland; stimulating exploration and imagination”

We are pleased to announce Bonavista Biennale 2017, a contemporary visual art exhibition launching this summer on the Bonavista Peninsula. Curators Catherine Beaudette and Patricia Grattan bring together works by 25 leading Newfoundland and other Canadian artists for Canada’s 150th anniversary. Presented in non-gallery sites (micro-brewery, fishstore, old schoolhouse, seal plant, beach, etc) the Biennale promises a unique encounter with this spectacular area where history and traditional culture combine with art by both newer and established artists: Catherine Blackburn,  Marlene Creates, John Hartman, Iris Hauessler, Dil Hildebrand, Ned Pratt, Reinhard Reitzenstein and more.

A project of 2 Rooms Contemporary Art Projects, Bonavista Biennale 2017 is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Government of Canada150 Fund, the Newfoundland Arts Council and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Fishers Loft, corporate sponsors, local businesses and individual donors.  Bonavista Biennale 2017 has been selected as one of Canadian Art magazine’s “20 Shows We Want to See In 2017.”

Website launch and Artist names will be released in the coming weeks.

Contact:  Catherine Beaudette

Director, 2 Rooms Contemporary Art Projects


Come explore with us!

Venue & Address: 
2 Rooms Contemporary Art Projects Bonavista Peninsula, NL
BONAVISTA BIENNALE 2017 poster, Landscape photo and text

Faculty of Art Sabbatical Presentations

Image: Wendy Coburn and Aviva Rubin 2011-2013
Friday, December 6, 2013 - 8:15pm

Presentations by Wendy Coburn and Catherine Beaudette

Wendy Coburn
Associate Professor Wendy Coburn’s work spans the mediums of photography, video, installation and sculpture. Coburn recently led curriculum development for the Art & Social Change Minor in the Faculty of Art, and she is currently a Fellow in the Sexual Diversity Studies Program at the University of Toronto. Coburn’s sabbatical work explores questions pertaining to freedom of assembly, the ethical implications of provocateurs and their effects on activist organizing and the media’s influence in forming public opinion about protesters and their calls for social change.

Catherine Beaudette
Associate Professor Catherine Beaudette is the founder of Loop Gallery in Toronto and 2 Rooms Contemporary Art Projects in Duntara, Newfoundland. Beaudette received her MFA from NSCAD in 1998, won The RBC Canadian Painting Prize in 2000, and twice has been awarded the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, in 1982 and 1986.

Image: Wendy Coburn and Aviva Rubin 2011-2013


Venue & Address: 
Room 284 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario