Thursday, 24 July 2014


Confluence: Shifting Perspectives of the Caribbean

Kicks off Caribbean Carnival Toronto Arts Line Up
Toronto July 23, 2014 –Join PATTISON Onestop, Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival and Third Space Art Projects at the launch and sneak peek screening of images from the public exhibition of Confluence: Shifting Perspectives of the Caribbean on Thursday July 24th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at BAND Gallery and Cultural Space.
Curated by Pamela Edmonds and Sally Frater of Third Space Art Projects, Confluence: Shifting Perspectives of the Caribbean highlights the work of 11 artists with cultural ties to the Caribbean: Nicole Awai, Sandra Brewster, Charles Campbell, Delio Delgado, Polibio Díaz, Zachary Fabri, Jérôme Havre, Karyn Olivier, Sheena Rose, Wayne Salmon, and Natalie Wood.
Confluence: Shifting Perspectives of the Caribbean brings the Caribbean Carnival to local and international visitors, as well as millions of commuters. Confluence will be presented every 10 minutes on PATTISON Onestop subway platform screens across Toronto from July 25 – August 29, as well as on 2 PATTISON billboards along the Gardiner Expressway from July 21 – August 3. The project will also appear on shopping malls screens across Canada until the end of August.
Drawing inspiration from the geographical term that references the meeting of two or more bodies of water, the artists in Confluence: Shifting Perspectives of the Caribbean address myriad subjectivities and concerns yet all in some manner or form embody the notion of movement. The artists have roots in Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, the Dominican Republic, Guyana and Martinique. Their works touch on themes such as hybridity, the performative, migration and transformation, highlighting the notion of a space that is always in flux, refracting and shifting to illuminate new perspectives.
Confluence: Shifting Perspectives of the Caribbean is a co-presentation of PATTISON Onestop and Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival, and was commissioned as part of PATTISONs ongoing Art in Transit programme.
Sneak Peek Screening and Launch – Thursday, July 24th, 2014
BAND Gallery and Cultural Space
1 Lansdowne Avenue, 2nd Floor (Queen St. West/Lansdowne Ave)
6:00pm – 8:00pm; remarks begin at 7pm
For more information please visit:
About Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival -
The Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival is an exciting three-week cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine, and revelry as well as visual and performing arts. It has become a major international event and the largest cultural festival of its kind in North America. As Carnival is an international cultural phenomenon, the great metropolis of Toronto and its environs will come alive as the city explodes with the pulsating rhythms and melodies of Calypso, Soca, Reggae, Chutney, Steel Pan and Brass Bands. The Festival Management Committee oversees the running of North America’s largest outdoor festival.
Third Space Art Projects
Third Space Art Projects is a Canadian-based curatorial collective co-founded by Pamela Edmonds and Sally Frater. It is a forum for the promotion, presentation and development of multidisciplinary contemporary art projects that engage transcultural and diasporic communities, with a particular focus on visual cultures of the Black Atlantic.
PATTISON Onestop  @onestopmedia
PATTISON Onestop, a division of PATTISON Outdoor Advertising, Canadas largest Out-of-Home advertising company serving 200 markets coast-to-coast, is a world leader in the development and operation of Digital Out-of-Home Media (DOOH) for mass transit, mall, retail, hospitality, residential, office, and outdoor environments. Art in Transit represents PATTISON Onestops ongoing arts and culture programme.
Art in Transit  @ArtTransit
Art in Transit represents PATTISON Onestops ongoing arts and culture programme, presenting thought-provoking projects that enhance our shared environment and transport commuters, shoppers and city-dwellers, if only momentarily, out of their daily routines.
For more information contact:
Marie Nazar, Arts Publicist, PATTISON Onestop 416-762-7702 or

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