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Plus Art Festival




PLUS Art Festival (PLUS AF) is a national exhibition and celebration of Canadian artists who have a Master of Fine Arts degree. Hosted at the Gladstone Hotel from June 8 – 10 2018, the festival celebrates the next generation of artists with rigorous risk-taking artistic practices across a broad range of disciplines. Including Drawing/Painting, Sculpture/Installation, Performance, Photography, Textile/Fiber, Film/Video and Printmaking.

PLUS was comprised of newly commissioned artworks, a group exhibition, a series of programs, and film screenings. PLUS AF advances edgy, overlooked and under represented emerging artists producing contemporary art in Canada.

The 2018 Advisory Board included David Liss (Curator, MOCA) Emily McInnes (Director, Eye Buy Art) Christina Zeidler (Developer & President). Participating Speakers included Sky Goodden (Editor, MOMUS) and Rosemary Heather (Freelance curator/critic).

2018 Participating Artists: Aaron MacLean, Ana Kapodistria, Brian Hoad, David Griffin, David Salazar, Joanna Strong, Frances Thomas, Katherine Childs, Jill Price, Joy Wong, James Olley, Matthew Trueman, Mengduo “Dream” Zhang, Myken McDowell, Negar Tajgardan, Russna Kaur, Sarah Claydon, Steven Papadopoulos, Thomas Haskell, Xristia Trutiak



Our core mission is to embrace and support the work of national and international contemporary creators working in the field of art + design.





 Tuesday to Sunday:          12 - 6pm
Or by appointment: contact us at info@samaracontemporary.com

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