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T.O. Graffiti or not…

March 3, 2010



March 30 to April 3: 52 McCaul is proud to host ‘T.O. Graffiti or Not T.O. Graffiti’ Brought to you by the Toronto Youth Cabinet (TYC)
Calling all graffiti artists, youth, art advocates, muralists, community members, property owners, and Hip Hop enthusiasts!
Toronto’s policy on graffiti is contradictory. The city funds graffiti arts programs but the city bylaw says graffiti is illegal. Consenting businesses are forced to buff pieces from their walls or the city makes them foot the bill. We need a policy that makes sense. We need a policy that recognizes the positive aspects of graffiti. We need to understand what graffiti is before criminalizing it.
Please join us for these important community conversations facilitated by youth and graffiti artists. Food & refreshments will be provided PLUS+ free art giveaways. It’s time to develop the policy we want and organize to make it a reality.
FROM WALL TO WALL: COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS
Tuesday March 30 & Wednesday March 31st from 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Join us and engage in a moderated dialogue on graffiti and current graffiti by-law issues. Main Gallery at 52 McCaul Street
GRAFFITI FILM SCREENINGS
Wednesday March 31th & Thursday April 1st from 12pm – 9:00pm
4 different graffiti-inspired films will be screened to bring more public awareness of the culture and art form. Free snacks & refreshments will be served.
Main Gallery at 52 McCaul Street
DAY 1: Wednesday March 31
(12:00) TRUMAC: A French Graffiti Documentary
(3:00) NEXT: A film by Pablo Aravena
(8:00) CITY SPACE: A Documentary on the Van City Graffiti scene
DAY 2: Thursday April 1
(12:00) TRUMAC: A French Graffiti Documentary
(3:00) NEXT: A film by Pablo Aravena
(6:00) CROSSING THE LINE: A film about renowned street artist Roadsworth
(8:00) CITY SPACE: A Documentary on the Van City Graffiti scene
PUBLIC CONSULTATION & WRAP-UP DISCUSSION
Saturday April 3 from 5pm – 10pm
All the findings from the previous community conversations, video reports, and survey feedback will be presented to build some final points and wrap up the discussions. There will also be some live art and music. Food and drinks will be served!
For more info, contact TOgraffiti@gmail.com or call 416-843-0026 to get involved.
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