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From December 8, 2017
to February 28, 2018


cafe/bar, The Theatre Centre

SIDE STREETS presents Aurora Lite by Lizz Aston

Co-presented by The Theatre Centre and City of Craft

The Theatre Centre and City of Craft are proud to co-present Side Streets, a year-long installation series examining culture and technology as it relates to contemporary craft practices.

Our Winter 2017 season features new work by artist Lizz AstonAurora Lite is series of hand-cut banners conjuring the warmth and radiance of sunnier, summer days. Collectively they are a beacon, reviving one’s spirit during the darkness of the long winter months. By referencing intricate patterns found in hand-made lace and stained glass, Aurora Lite explores the use of positive and negative space, cast colour, light and shadow, while playing with the architectural features of the site’s corner window and adjacent streetscape to create a luminescent and ambient environment.

Artist Bio:
Lizz Aston is a textile artist and industrial designer based in Toronto. She holds an Advanced Diploma in Crafts & Design from Sheridan College and recently completed a three-year artist residency in the Craft & Design Studios at Harbourfront Centre. Aston is the recipient of numerous Grants & Awards including the RBC Emerging Artist Studio Set-up Award from Craft Ontario. Her work is represented in public and private collections and has been exhibited across Canada, the United States, Australia and South Korea. She is currently completing a Bachelor of Design in Industrial Design at OCAD University.

A collaboration between City of Craft and The Theatre Centre, Side Street installation series are curated by Kalpna Patel. The 2017/2018 season of Side Streets—entitled Conceal/Reveal—examines culture and technology as it relates to contemporary craft practices. To find out more, please visit City of Craft’s website.