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NUIT BLANCHE: Fly By Night Oct 5, 2014

Our Annual One Night Only Nuit Blanche Celebration!

Saturday, OCTOBER 4, 2014 to sunrise on OCTOBER 5, 2014

Exhibition Hours: 6:51pm-7am
Venue: ENTIRE HOTEL

Submission deadline for 2014 is Friday May 9, 2014. Click HERE for more details.

Fly By Night brings together the raucous creations of makers from all disciplines. Temporary and site-specific installations by dozens of artists, designers and performers are showcased throughout the hotel in this 12-hour tour-de-force exhibition.

Acclaim

BlogTO’s top ten Nuit Blanche Exhibits, “Under one roof one could watch cabaret, sing Karaoke, participate in a knitting circle, share a secret with a stranger, or play voyeur..”
– BlogTO

One of Torontoist’s favourite installations of the night, “The Gladstone Hotel can be depended on as a Nuit Blanche staple for seeing an array of indoor and outdoor exhibits throughout all four floors of the building.”

– Torontoist

“It’s not surprising that the Gladstone pulled it off of course, as it’s well connected to the local art scene, and not just pretending to be for one night a year.”

–NOW Magazine

Fly By Night Archive

2013

2013 participants:
Alexa Hainsworth, Amy Ash, Analog Analogue, Brian Donnelly, Chiho Tokita, Debbie Danbrook, the Directors Collective, Ebonnie Hollenbeck, Grace Eunmi Lee, Jessica Runge, Rachael Wong & Steve Whalley, JoAnn Purcell with Seneca College, Stephen Séguin, Sonia Tyagi, Theater Brouhaha, Vera Greenwood, Wayne Muma

In the Melody Bar:
Starting at 9pm Lemon Bucket Orkestra will be playing throughout the night alternating with karaoke with Peter Styles. The bars will be open until 4am!

The Portrait Petition:

Sure, Nuit Blanche is known for bringing together art from across the city, but this year,  the up-all-night cultural extravaganza coincides with the 50th day of Cairo imprisonment, without charges or any family contact, for Canadian humanitarians Dr. Tarek Loubani and filmmaker John Greyson.

To bring attention to the dark milestone, we have collaborated with York University Associate Professor Nina Levitt and fellow artist Jim Miller to dedicate this year’s Nuit Blanche installation at the well-known Queen West art hotel and community hub to the two prisoners.  This year we’re encouraging all Fly By Night goers to support efforts to free Loubani and Greyson by participating in the Portrait Petition, a uniquely visual resource and tumblr site, started by Levitt and Miller, friends of the two imprisoned men. On Saturday night, Nuit Blanche participants can also share their Gladstone Portrait Petition experience under the hashtag #NBJohnTarek

2012

a WIRED vision by Alek Grguric, Fortune-ate by Amanda Nunes ,  Heavy Sleep by Amy Siegel , Archaean by Gustavo Cerquera Benjumea, Tahireh Lal, Marian Wihak, No Rights / No Wrongs by Broken City Lab, IvA(N) by afallenhorse and Calvin Winter, Lower Green Roof: Luminance by Helen Yung, The SoundBath by Jesse G.L. Stewart – Artist In Resonance, The Amber Archive by John Paul Robinson, Occupy the Zoo: a numbers game by Karen Darricades, 12 HR Zine Machine by Madeleine Collective , #embodiment by Maria Galaxidas, Believe In Yourself by Fitness Phone (David Tallis & Neil LaPierre), The Erotic Photography of Richard Northwood by Richard Northwood, ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, MINERAL by  Stefan Herda, The Sun Turns Itself Inside Out by Steven White, memory: linked by Woohee Lyu.

Curated by Noa Bronstein & Britt Welter-Nolan

Check out photos from the 2011 show by clicking here

2011

With works by: The Stars of Great Canadian Burlesque, Sketchy the Clown and his troupe of Misfits, Henry Adam Svec’s, Samantha Mogelonsky, Mindy Alexander and Habir Rehill, Deborah Caruthers , Dominique Cheng, Kira Crugnale, Claire Bartleman, Jessica Chan, Miranda Crabtree, Andrew MacDonald, Martin Kuchar & Christopher Collins, Cara Spooner, Adriana Disman, Andrea de Keijzer and Erin Robinsong, Streetknit, Jessica Tai, Jessica Chan, Joan Kaufman, Gustavo Cerquera & Halley Rigbey, Leslie Putnam and David Bobier, Britt Randle, Caroline Niklas-Gordon and Bruno Billio, Tadaaki Hozumi, Lynne Heller, Martha Griffith & Matthew Catalano,

Curated by: Britt Welter-Nolan