The senior art and photography students of Rosedale Heights School of the Arts are proud to display their current work, based on the relationship between text and image, as part of Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival.
Images of Students installing the exhibit:
These exciting images and more are on display now.
The Hangman Gallery – – 756 Queen St East
April 16 – May 5 , 2013
Closing Reception : May 4, Saturday 7 – 9 PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 12 – 5 PM
About the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival:
Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival is an annual event in May with well over 1500 Canadian and international artists and photographers exhibiting at more than 175 venues throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Founded as a not-for-profit organization in 1997 and now a charitable organization, the Festival is devoted to celebrating, and fostering the art and profession of photography, through a diverse range of programmes.
As a leading proponent of photography, the Festival increases exposure and recognition for local, Canadian and international artists and is committed to advancing knowledge, creativity and innovation in photography. It stimulates excitement and discussion among a diverse audience that has grown to over 1.8 million. CONTACT is the largest photography event in the world, and a premiere cultural event in Canada.
About the Hangman Gallery:
The Hangman Art Gallery is located in the middle of an exciting neighbourhood of creative and visual arts professionals. It is the home of the Artists’ Network.
It supports a thriving fine arts community by providing exhibition spaces to connect art lovers and collectors with members and non-members artists alike. It is a venue where artists from all stages of their career can meet and showcase their personal perceptions of the realities of contemporary life. artistsnetwork.ca/hangman.
About Rosedale Heights School of the Arts
A vibrant, non-semestered school in the heart of the city, Rosedale Heights School of the Arts is a soulful community where young people can thrive in academics, arts and sports. Identified by Maclean’s Magazine as one of the top ten schools in Canada (2005), many students choose to stay for a fifth year as they continue to be enriched by the artistic and academic opportunities provided by the dedicated staff and the guest artists who enrich our students’ lives.
At Rosedale Heights School of the Arts they believe that the arts are for all young people, that they enrich the academic lives of students, and that “talent” should not dictate a young person’s access to learning. This philosophy makes Rosedale the only arts school in the Toronto District School Board that does not audition. Through a non-audition policy, they aspire to cultivate a culture of cooperation and teamwork through the arts as opposed to one of competition.
Students and not expected to choose “majors,” , they encourage interdisciplinary exploration of the arts in the hope that students discover their own interests and own ways of expressing themselves at a time in their lives when exploration and self-discovery is so important.
Their approach to the arts emphasizes creative process in addition to technique. They cultivate student voice through students writing, developing, composing and curating their shows. Creativity, the ability to communicate through a variety of arts and media for a variety of purposes, is a skill that will be fundamental in the 21st century. Creativity takes many forms, and that the ability to express personal voice through creativity will serve all our students well throughout their lives and in all of their endeavours.
Approximately 95% of Rosedale graduates attend university or college.