MAY 2013 Workshops and Events @ LGS Toronto

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During the Month of May Toronto is the home for the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival! For the whole month, the Lomography Gallery Store Toronto will be hosting a series of Workshops, Photo-walks and Gallery Hops to neighbouring galleries that too are exhibiting contemporary photography. And don’t forget to bring in your analogue photographs to add to our growing Living LomoWall – Special rewards may come…

During the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival the Lomography Gallery Store Toronto will be hosting a series of Workshops, Photo-walks and Gallery Hops to neighbouring galleries that too are exhibiting contemporary photography. Read on for the schedule of events!


May 1st – 31st – Exhibition: Living LomoWall

The LomoWall is an accumulation of put together to create a kaleidoscopic wall of vibrant imagery .On a larger-scale a LomoWall is an immense structure of abstract art—a flood of colors, gradients, vignettes, and shapes. But upon closer inspection, it tells narratives of hundreds of different moments captured in vivid imagery.

In line with Contact Photography Festivals 2013 Theme: Field of Vision, Lomography is creating a “Living LomoWall” right here in our Lomography Gallery Store Toronto. Watch during the month of May as the wall grows with the accumulation of photographs from hundreds of people. Join us on May 31st for our closing party to see the unique final project!


Saturday May 4th @ 1pm – 3pm:
CONTACT Photography Festival Gallery Hop

CONTACT Photography Festival is back and we want to check it out with you! First we will teach you all about our plastic cameras then we will take a trip down Queen St. West visiting as many participating CONTACT exhibitions as possible! This is the perfect workshop to learn, get inspired and shoot!


Sunday May 5th @ 2pm – 4pm:
Mother’s Day Double Exposure Workshop

photo by: kylethefrench

Celebrate Mother’s Day by taking your Mother out on a lovely photo walk with LGS Toronto! This workshop will teach you everything you need to know about Double Exposures and Film Swapping. This fun workshop will produce creative images with both you and your mum’s perspectives! Shooting doubles is a fun way to see and learn the amazing effects that are achieved with multiple exposure film swapping, resulting in double exposure fun! This workshop will feature our beloved La Sardina.


Wednesday May 8th @ 5pm – 7 pm:
Lomographer Meetup – Queen Street West Photo Collage Edition

photo by: bridgetj

Help us take multiple photos of our area of Queen Street West! We will be taking photos from the pavement to the sky to compile one large mosaic of multiple photos for our Living LomoWall! *Free Event


Saturday May 11th @ 1pm – 3pm:
Shoot Your Dream Camera

Featuring the Lubitel 166+, LC-A+, and Horizon Kompakt. Learn about these legacy cameras and take the chance to try one out, who knows, you might just fall in love!


Sunday May 12th @ 2pm – 4pm:
CONTACT Photography Festival Public Installation Bike Tour

Pack Your Helmet, ring your bell and get ready to discover all the public installations for the CONTACT Photography festival! Using the La Sardina 35mm cameras we will explore throughout Toronto the site-specific projects that are meant challenge the way we interact with photography in our physical environment.


Thursday May 16th @ 5pm – 7pm:
Lomographer Meetup – Royal Ontario Museum – Photo Collage Edition

photo by: trw

Help us take multiple photos of the Royal Ontario Museum! We will be taking as many photos from every angle of the building that has every angle! These images will then be compiled in one large mosaic for our Living LomoWall! *Free Event


Saturday May 18th @ 2pm – 5pm:
What the Hell is Lomography?! Lecture & Public Talk

This special lecture will give the history of plastic cameras and Lomography! Learn about where Lomography came from and what people from all around the world are raving about. We will show you the creative power that Lomography cameras have and show amazing examples of some extraordinary photographs. We will end the lecture with an open talk about analogue photography and its present day relevance.


Sunday May 19th @ 12:00 pm – 4pm:
Lomographer Meetup – Toronto Island – Photo Collage Edition

photo by: brittany

Come with us to the Toronto Island armed with all types of Lomography Cameras and help us take multiple photos of the Toronto City Sky Line! We will be taking as many photos with different cameras and films to compile an amazing mosaic of our city for our Living LomoWall! *This event is $10 plus cost to the island


Friday May 31st @ 7:00pm:
Exhibition Closing Party: Living LomoWall

Join us as we celebrate the finished product of the Living LomoWall that was created by the community for the 2013 CONTACT Photography Festival. This site-specific and public installation was a community driven project that accumulated images over the month of May resulting in this very unique Lomo Wall that will grow from the influence and participation of the community!


Want to be part of the Living LomoWall? Participate in any of our Lomographer Meet ups or come in during regular store hours and add your own analogue photograph!


  • Cost: $10 ($7 for students) ALL workshops include a loaner camera and a free roll of film. All participants will receive a 10% off coupon for the Lomography Gallery Store.
  • Space is limited so please pre-register by contacting LGS Toronto via phone or email.


Lomography Gallery Store Toronto
536 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 2B5

CONTACT & OPENING HOURS:
Open Mon 12-5 / Tu-Sat 12-7 / Sun 12-5
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written by lomography-to on 2013-04-29 in #events #workshops #contact-photography-festival-2013 #exhibitions #toronto

One Comment

  1. deepfried_goodness
    deepfried_goodness ·

    I'm not 100% sure, but I think I'll be able to make it out to the island this weekend.

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