Michael Poulton is a multi-disciplinary artist, working in the mediums of site-specific installations, found-art assemblages, painting and collage. He is the curator of the Museum of Temporary Art, established in 1987 and located in Victoria Road, Ontario. He is a board member of Artspace, the artist-run-centre, in Peterborough.
The Museum of Temporary Art is a conceptual installation of an imaginary museum, in which found a`rt assemblages and objects are presented together, blurring the line between art and non-art. The purpose of the museum is to both question the nature of art and critique the institutions that preserve and promote it.
Come Up To My Room 2015 (CUTMR) is the Gladstone Hotel’s 12th annual alternative design event. 25 installations, 40 artists, and 4000 visitors, and with an extended run of 10 days! CUTMR invites artists and designers to show us what goes on inside their heads. Coming together in dialogue and collaboration, participants are limited only by their imaginations, making CUTMR one of the most exciting shows in Toronto. The exhibition, curated by Jaclyn Blumas, Robert Cram and Caitlin Plewes, as been running for over a decade and was voted the People’s Choice for the 2014 Toronto Design Offsite Festival.
CUTMR’15 runs from January 16th to 25th, 2015 / $10 General or $15 Festival Pass / Monday to Friday from 12pm to 5pm / Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 7pm
Design Pirates: Thursday Jan 15th 8pm *
Opening Party: Friday, Jan 16th, 2015 from 7pm – 10pm
Music Events: Friday Jan 16th & Thurs Jan 22nd, 9pm – 2am *
Closing Party: Saturday Jan 25th, 7pm – 10pm
Love Design Party: Saturday, Jan 24th, 10pm – 2am
*Additional entry fees may apply.