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Subtle Technologies y-AXIS Launch Party

December 09, 2015

y-AXIS a fund for Young Artists eXploring Interdisciplinary Strategies


Please join Subtle Technologies to celebrate the launch of our new commissioning fund for emerging artists, y-AXIS. Each ticket purchase goes directly to the fund, making attendees founding donors and our honoured guests.

Where: Philip Beesley Architect Inc. (213 Sterling Rd, Ste 200)
When: Wednesday December 9th, 6:00-8:30pm
Special Guest: Adrian Wu, first-ever recipient of y-AXIS

Catering by Nathan Isberg of the Atlantic

Purchase Tickets Here
$75 (regular) / $45 (artists & arts workers)

*A charitable tax receipt will be issued for the maximum allowable amount

Developed to support young and emerging artists working at the intersection of art, science and technology, this dedicated fund will allow Subtle Technologies to commission at least one project annually that addresses critical issues through interdisciplinary strategies and innovative design. This season, y-AXIS funds will support the creation of a unique window installation at The Sewing Junction by rising designer Adrian Wu as part of Toronto Design Off Site 2016.

y-AXIS is a metaphor for growth and upward momentum. Your contribution will provide crucial resources for raising the profile of the next wave of influential Canadian makers and thinkers.

Join us on December 9 and enjoy:

  • an exclusive look inside one of the country’s premiere architecture studios
  • a chance to meet Adrian Wu and learn more about his work
  • an extended preview of the 2016 Subtle Technologies Festival
  • free passes to Future Proof, the 2016 Festival’s wearable tech fashion show
  • complimentary food, wine & beer
  • the knowledge that you’re growing a stronger and more sustainable future for young and emerging artists in Canada

Not able to attend?
Please consider making a donation at any time through our website.


Adrian Wu is the founder of Fleecer and a Toronto-based fashion designer. Adrian founded his eponymous company at age 19, since renamed mingbong. It all started with a simple cocktail dress, evolving into a multifaceted career surrounding the discussion “what is normal?” Discovered on Facebook, Wu’s work has been presented across the country from the National Gallery and Textile Museum of Canada to Toronto Fashion Week. Going from a simple dress maker to corporate collaborations with architect firms such as Freed Development or authors like Margaret Atwood, the reoccurring challenge has been “How can beauty and function co-exist?”


Subtle Technologies is a Toronto-based platform for community building and knowledge sharing at the intersection of art, science and technology. Our annual festival invites a curious public to engage with ideas at the leading edge of Canadian creativity while acting as a node for collaboration and exchange between diverse communities working across disciplines. Through strategic partnerships we program year-round ‘satellite’ events that educate and incubate the next generation of makers and thinkers. We also provide support and consultation to projects generated by those encounters.

For more information, please contact:

Zach Pearl
Artistic Director
[email protected]


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