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Grow Op 2019

GROW OP 2019 created & produced by the Gladstone Hotel

Grow Op at the Gladstone Hotel celebrates its seventh year with an exhibition of art, design and ideas across a range of disciplines. The 2019 edition considers ENERGY; Clean energy, dirty energy, social energy, positive energy, negative energy, climate energy, embodied energy, resilient energy. Do we hoard, waste, commodify, burn it, or do we store, reuse, renew it?  How humans and other species live within and without natural systems of growth, change, abundance, scarcity, decay and life.

Curated by Christine Leu and Alan Webb of LeuWebb Projects, with Lee Petrie, Exhibitions Director, Gladstone Hotel.

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Dates and times

Wed Apr 17: 7pm – 9pm

Thurs Apr 18: 11am- 10pm, Exhibition party 7-10pm

Fri Apr 19: 11am – 9pm

Sat Apr 20: 10am – 9pm

Sun Apr 21: 10am – 5pm


General admission $10

Family of 4 $25 (1 or 2 adults and 2 or 3 children age 12 and under)

School groups Free (sponsored by Victoria Taylor Landscape Architect. Advance

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Students $5 with student ID

List of artists

Maria Thereza Alves*, Sally Ayre, David Ballantine, Bruno Billio, Sarah Carlson, Shaun de Rooy, Joseph Farrugia, Noni Kaur, Mary Kavanagh, Dana Korre, Justin Langille and Jennifer Martin, Peter Mettler, Sarah Moreau, Sarah Norman and Julia Smachylo, Cindy Norton, Leah Oates, Julie Pasila, Chrissy Poitras and Kyle Topping and Jennie Suddick, Leah Oates, Meghan Price, Jessica Rysyk, The Grove Public School, The Stomata Collective, Tosca Teran, Ryan van der Hout, Natalie Majaba Waldburger, Alicia Wright, Daniel Rotsztain, Native Land, Safoura Zahedi.

*presented in partnership with the Toronto Biennial


Exhibition Party
Thursday April 18  |  7 – 10 pm
Included with Standard Admission

International Residency Artist Talk
Sunday April 21 |  12 noon – 1:30pm
Free to Attend — RSVP Here to Secure Seating
As part of Grow Op, the Gladstone is pleased to present our second annual Grow Op International Artist Residency. The residencies begin at Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island and then continue at the Gladstone during the exhibition. The residencies are designed to provide artists with the opportunity to engage with our city, connect with other artists, and deepen the conversation around crucial issues. This year’s residency features two artists. We welcome Maria Thereza Alves (Berlin, Germany and Naples, Italy) and Mary Kavanagh (Lethbridge, Alberta). The artists discuss their practices, and what they learned and created during their residencies. We invite you to relax, grab a drink and learn more from these artists.

Bird Walk
Friday April 19
1- 2 pm   FREE
Come on a laneway walk around the Gladstone to learn about the bird characters that call the city home.

Gladstone Community Clothing Swap and Repair Café
Saturday April 20  |  11am-3pm
$5 or FREE if you drop items between 9-11am
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