Toronto Mycelial Network

Toronto Mycelial Network

Toronto Mycelial Network

#InvisibleNetworkTO

An art project to participate in at home
Follow along here: @torontomycelialnetwork

The Toronto Mycelial Network is a city-wide art project to remind us that while we are physically distant – we remain connected as individuals, as communities, and as a city!

We invite all Torontonians to spend this time making any interpretation of a mushroom and post it on social media using the hashtag #InvisibleNetworkTO and tagging @torontomycelialnetwork.

Why a mushroom? Mushrooms can be a great distance apart but are connected to the same invisible network. So, like a mushroom, let’s connect while we remain physically apart!

See below for more information on the Mycelial Network and how to participate. 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

 

  1. Make a mushroom of any size, shape, or dimension! If you want, document your process!
  2. Post on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with the hashtag #InvisibleNetworkTO and tag @torontomycelialnetwork
  3. Follow @torontomycelialnetwork to watch the invisible network grow!
  4. Sign up for our NYA Newsletter to be notified about more  Toronto Mycelial Network-related news.
What is a Mycelial Network?

“Underneath the soil a vast and interconnected network of life that links the trees and other plants through their root system. This network is made up of fungi (mushrooms) with massive and far-reaching threads called Mycelium” 

Want to learn more? Check out the 3 minute video:

How should I make my mushroom?

Mushrooms can be made from anything you’d like! It can be made from felt, papier-mache, origami or whatever art supplies (or non-art supplies!) you find in your cupboards. This is a chance to channel your creativity!

How do I share my mushroom?

Share your mushrooms on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #InvisibleNetworkTO
and tag @torontomycelialnetwork It’s that simple!

Don’t have social media? Send your mushroom by email to info@northyorkarts.org – please include your name.

Check out the NYA staff creations! 

The Toronto Mycelial Network was created and initiated by East End Arts, and has been supported by our family of LASOs to expand and grow the network to all corners of Toronto! Members from any community in the city of Toronto and beyond are invited to join all of us in making a mushroom at home, and being connected in times of social distancing. the other LASOs: North York Arts, Arts EtobicokeLakeshore ArtsScarborough Arts and Urban Arts.

About Us

North York Arts (NYA)  collaborates with artists, arts organizations, and partners to develop, strengthen, and promote cultural programming and initiatives for North York communities

Contact us 

North York Arts
5040 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON, M2N 6R8

info@northyorkarts.org

Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

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Northbound Exhibition Program

Northbound Exhibition Program

Northbound 2019 Minhwa Canada | Photo by: Ricky Yu

NOTICE: All exhibitions have been postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19. Please continue to check back for updates!

Northbound Exhibition Program is a free juried art program that was created in 2019 to support the professional development of emerging artists. The program prioritizes new-generation (18-29 years old) artists, newcomer artists, and artists with a connection to the North York community.

This year, Northbound will move from its old home at the Meridian Arts Centre to the bustling community hub of North York Centre. Northbound’s new location will foster new kinds of connections between artists and community members, and allow program participants to explore the impact and presentation of their work in a public space. 

 

Northbound 2020 Jury members:  

Adom Acheampong
Claudia Arana
Paola Gomez
Ely Lyonblum
Paola Poletto

 

Program Partners

Northbound Exhibition Program 2020 Lineup

Sahar Abdallah
Narrative lines
2021

Anahita Akhavan
Unsettled
2021

Aqsah Shah
Unraveling Dreamscapes
2021

Anna Kavehmehr
Lacrima: /ˈla.kri.ma/
2021

MERAKI Project
MERAKI Project
2021

Ashley Beerdat
A Series of Mythological Narratives
2021

Northbound Exhibition Program 2019

Jury members:  

Julian Carvajal
Jibola Fagbamiye
Annie Wong
Paola Poletto
Madeleine Skoggard

Program Partners

Artists and Collectives: 

Alessandra Pozzuoli
Who is Lady York, Anyway?

Michelle Peraza
Patria Potestas

KIN Collective
Constructing Liminal Space

Mika Babineau
 Ace and In Your Face

 Banafsheh Erfanian
Shahnameh (The Epics of Iranian Kings)

Emma Lau
A Quiet Mind II

Tasneem Dairywala
Metamorphic Reflections

Elham Fatapour
My Story

Minhwa Canada
Minhwa: The Colours of Korean Folk Art

About Us

North York Arts (NYA)  collaborates with artists, arts organizations, and partners to develop, strengthen, and promote cultural programming and initiatives for North York communities

Contact us 

North York Arts
5040 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON, M2N 6R8

info@northyorkarts.org

Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

Join Our Network