LONG WINTER ANNOUNCES FOURTH INSTALLMENT @ WORKMAN ARTS W/ HUA LI, BACKWASH, TALLIES + MORE


Long Winter is Toronto's essential all­-ages, pay-what-you-can inter-­arts series that takes place throughout our coldest season. Featuring over 200 local artists/collectives and welcoming nearly 5,000 participants from November-March, Long Winter animates multiple rooms on multiple floors, transforming spaces into immersive, collaborative environments. Events are dense and eclectic, showcasing a broad cross-section of the best in Toronto-area DIY and underground scenes.

Featured work includes performance art, theatre and dance, large-­scale sculptural installations, projections (single and dual screen videos, still images), visual installations (print, painting, photography collage) and interactive presentations including original video games by local programmers. Initially housed at the Great Hall on Queen Street West, Long Winter has programmed teeming shows at venues ranging from the Gladstone Hotel, to the Hearn Generating Station (Luminato), to the Galleria Mall. We are passionate about integrating diverse artistic communities and culture; gathering some of the most exciting, cutting-edge local talent under one roof.

Long Winter announces its fourth installment on February 21st in partnership with Workman Arts and co-curated by Venus Fest and Pleasure Dome. Featuring performances by Montreal hip-hop experimenter Hua Li, shoegaze dream pop band Tallies, Zambian-born, Montreal based trans rapper Backxwash, multi-dimensional vocalist Isla Craig and more. Canadian Poet Aisha Sasha John, video artists Sara Bonaventure and Jeffrey Langille, mixed media and 3D illustrator Melad Jajou and sculptor V Vallières join the art programming, contributing to the diverse mediums taking over the space.

For the full list of performing musicians and participating artists see below.

MUSIC:

Mil-Spec
KORYDOR
LAPS
Tallies
Isla Craig
Hua Li*
Backxwash*
Witchrot
Scorpio Rising
Lavender Bruisers*
Tongue Patrol
*Curated by Venus Fest

ART:

Ben McCarthy / Cale Weir
Aisha Sasha John*
Sara Bonaventure**
Jeffrey Langille**
Melad Jajou
Prince Johnny
Katie Kotler*
Nathan Robert Enkel
V Vallières
James Flux
Khalid Esmail

*Curated by Venus Fest
**Curated by Pleasure Dome

Date: February 21, 2020
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location: Workman Arts, 651 Dufferin St. (Dufferin/Dundas)
Ticket link: www.ticketscene.ca/events/28351
Ticket pricing: $12 in advance (to skip the line) + Pay-What-You-Can option at the door. All ages.


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