Now in its third year, MADE asks you to Give & Take again! This site-specific installation is formed from ornaments created and donated by Canadian artists and designers. Ornaments may be purchased and they are subsequently replaced with a memento that serves as a record of your contribution and participation in the cycle of exchange – between ornaments and purchase, and between donation and distribution. All proceeds go to the registered charity Oolagen.
An installation is created from donations, then purchasers of ornaments (or takers) become givers, as their payment is tithed to charity. The charity becomes the ultimate giver as it distributes the funds where most needed.
Participants include: Ruth Adler/Alexx Boisjoli/ Comrags/Bettie Cott/Kerry Croghan/James Fowler/Dayna Gedney and Joseph Bauman/Scott Eunson/Angela Iarocci/Claire Ironside/ Karcass/Christine Lieu/ Kristen Lim-Tung/Tania Love/Ashley Mauerhofer/Ellie Oram-O'Donnell/Frieda Periera/Andrea Poorter/Orest Tataryn/Kevin Taylor/Toma Objects/Anneke van Bommel and more.
The opening reception takes place on Thursday, November 29, 2012 frpm 7:00pm to 9:00pm at MADE, located at 867 Dundas Street West in Toronto. The exhibition continues to December 24, 2012.
Oolagen is an accredited mental health centre helping Toronto youth and their families. Highly respected for the work it does, Oolagen serves as a University of Toronto teaching facility and is a long-term partner with the Toronto District School Board, the Children's Aid Society, Catholic Children's Aid, Ministry of Children and Youth Services as well as other children's mental health agencies and community groups. For more information, please visit www.oolagen.org.
MADE (Julie Nicholson and Shaun Moore) engages in the design of objects and interiors; installations; commissions; collaborations and curatorial projects. MADE is committed to the representation of compelling functional works made in Canada. For more information, please visit www.madedesign.ca.