Programs + Events

The Crawl: Regional Art, Regional Beer
Saturday, July 18, 6:30 pm
Tickets $25 for the Crawl (SOLD OUT), $10 for the After Party

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The gallery tour has sold out, but we still have tickets to the After Party starting at 9:30 pm. Beer from all three breweries--Toboggan Brewing, Beaus All Natural Brewing and Forked River Brewing Company--from the tour will be available at the cash bar. We'll give a guided tour through the exhibition "Ed Zelenak: Divining the Immeasurable" at 10:00 pm and then you can dance to the music of DJ Lynne Dubuc. Tickets are just $10.

It's back! Celebrate regional breweries and the art of beer making in London's most unique spaces. The Crawl is London�s premier event to combine art and beer. Stop-in to Forest City Gallery, Michael Gibson Gallery and DNA Artspace to view the exhibitions and for beer samples from Toboggan Brewing, Beaus All Natural Brewing and Forked River Brewing Company. End the night with The After Party at the Museum where the breweries will be serving at the bar and DJ Lynne Dubuc will be playing.

Last year's event sold out so make sure you buy your tickets now!

19+ ID Required

The Walking Tour (SOLD OUT):

  • 6:30-7:15pm Meet at Forest City Gallery (258 Richmond St.)
  • 7:30-8:15pm Michael Gibson Gallery (157 Carling St.)
  • 8:15-9:30pm DNA Artspace (123 Dundas St.)
  • 9:30pm-1am The After Party at Museum London (421 Ridout St. N.)

Screening and Performance by Lary 7
Thursday, July 30, 7:00 pm
Cost: $12 advance, $15 at the door

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A film about New York musician, multi-instrumentalist, producer, sound artist, filmmaker and photographer Lary 7. (Vance Whitestone & Jim Sharpe)

Not Junk Yet: The Art of Lary 7, 2014, 90 min, NR Director - Danielle de Picciotto Production and Sound - Alexander Hacke

Lary 7 is an iconic multimedia master who repurposes sounds and images from forgotten electronic instruments and lost technologies. Shunning digital technology as premeditated, Lary has been creating unpredictable, strange and absurd performances for the past thirty years. A sound artist, photographer and filmmaker, Lary 7's work weaves between visual art to music to performance and beyond.

Filmmaker and artist Danielle de Picciotto was taken with Lary when meeting him in New York in 2001 while her partner, Einstrzende Neubauten-member Alexander Hacke, was working on Sanctuary with Lary. She began to interview individuals Lary had worked with over the years, building up material that later became this documentary, Not Junk Yet. Hacke took on the role as producer and head of sound.

He is co-founder of Plastikville Records and Directart Productions Ltd., and has been a leading figure in New York's experimental underground music scene since the eighties. Elusive by nature and distanced from self-promotion, Lary is now receiving the attention he deserves. Not Junk Yet is a tribute to Lary 7 and the New York art and music scenes, revealing the creative experimentations of an individual who survived for decades independent of the music industry while influencing everyone he came in contact with.

Director de Picciotto describes Lary's way of working as what art really is, "a magic moment that is often unexpected. The film begins with Lary's involvement in the New York art scene of the seventies and eighties, and then his work with the group The Jickets, which turned into endeavours such as video collaborations with Fabio Roberti.

The film also features interviews with Tony Conrad, Bill Bronson, Michael Evans, Jarboe, Lydia Lunch, Jim Sclavunos, Sparks, Matthew Barney, Jim Thirlwell, Gary Ray, Jimi Tenor, Bradley Eros, Gordon Monahan, Laura Kikauka, Dorit Chrysler, Larry Mullins and Jutta Koether. Along with the film, Lary, Hacke and de Picciotto released an experimental, ambient album in 2014 called Needle at Sea Bottom, recorded at the legendary Plastikville Studio in New York City.

After the 90-minute screening, Lary 7 demonstrates the art of reconfiguring analogue equipment during a unique live projection performance that includes 16 mm and 35 mm film loops, as well as mixed sound from cassette players. It promises to be an unpredictable evening of witty creativity.

Casual reception with cash bar to follow in the Centre Gallery.

9th Annual Corn Roast
Sunday, August 23, 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Wolf Sculpture Garden
Cost: FREE

Ron Benner roasts corn for all at his garden installation As the Crow Flies. Part sculpture, part installation and part performance, the event will feature Benner's roving corn-roasting wagon Maiz Barbacoa. The site-specific piece features a pond, garden and corn plants surrounded by black and white laminated photographs that trace the militarization of food and society, as well as themes of activism, environmentalism and global food politics. Musician Frank Ridsdale will entertain us with his resolute songs of political misdemeanours covering a wide geographical range from the Port Stanley harbour to Latin American revolutionary songs.

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