The Homing Project is an interdisciplinary project taking root online and at Toronto’s Evergreen Brick Works. The Brick Works’ history connects clay and home: the earth excavated from the quarry became the buildings and houses of Toronto. The remaining empty void suggests an inverse city — a space which invites us to ponder the meaning of belonging. Now filled with plants and ponds, and home to a multitude of creatures, the Brick Works shows the potential of repaired and re-imagined habitats.
Join us this June for Sing Around the House
Juliet Palmer and Ayelet Rose Gottlieb lead a series of vocal creation workshops, exploring the house as a site of shelter, challenge, sustenance, safety, pleasure and risk. Learn more and sign up here: Sing Around the House.
Nurturing creativity during a pandemic
During a time of quiet isolation the creative team — Parker Dirks, Aria Evans, Falen Johnson, and Juliet Palmer — connected through an ongoing exchange of creative prompts. Each new work inspired the next, connecting our separate lives. 11 artists joined us last summer: Jani Lauzon and Tara Sky, Ximena Huizi, Nigel Edwards, Belinda Corpuz, Sonja Rainey, Germaine Liu, Nikki Shaffeullah, Mariah Meawasige, charles c smith and Alex Samaras.
Looking back we see that the bricks from the quarry everywhere — they enclose us inside our homes, and stretch out the city’s fingers into Lake Ontario.
We look forward to returning to the Brick Works later in 2021. Our ceramics off-shoot Holding Us Together is led by Parker Dirks and will conclude once the Brick Works kiln is available for use.
We are immensely grateful for the support of the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council and Evergreen Brick Works in the development of this project.