Capacity

Dates
Thu, Jan 24, 2013 - Sun, Jan 27, 2013

Hours
Thursday 11am-4pm, Friday 11am-8pm, Saturday 11am-10pm, Sunday 11am-6pm

Location Gladstone Hotel Art Bar
1214 Queen Street West, Toronto

Event Type Exhibition

Admission Free

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January 24 – January 27, 2013

Opening: Saturday January 26 | 4pm-10pm
Media Preview: Thursday January 24 | 4pm-8pm

CAPACITY is an annual, contemporary design exhibition featuring theme-specific work of Canadian women working or studying in the field of design. Established in January 2011, CAPACITY was created by Katherine Morley and Erin McCutcheon to provide opportunity to promote women designers, who remain vastly outnumbered by men in most sectors of design. Through our website and through the exhibition, it is our goal to create a resource for women working in design, and a public curious to discover them.

To our delight, CAPACITY has garnered much critical praise and press coverage, and attracted visitors from both within and outside of the design community, from Canada and abroad. Our inaugural exhibit was invited to re-mount at the Toronto’s prestigious Design Exchange in August 2011. CAPACITY continues to attract +2500 visitors annually, and is one of the founding events of the annual Toronto Design Offsite Festival.

In 2013, our theme asks participants to use the lives and/or works of their favourite woman designer as an inspiration or starting point for their own CAPACITY project. The 2013 CAPACITY participants are:

CONNIE CHISHOLM inspired by GRETE JALK
SIMONE FERKUL inspired by ELISA STROZYK
HEIDI EARNSHAW inspired by ILSE CRAWFORD
LAURA LANGFORD inspired by COCO CHANEL
AVRIL LORETI & KRYSTAL SPECK inspired by VERA NEUMANN
JANET MACPHERSON inspired by VIKA MITRICHENKA
ERIN MCCUTCHEON inspired by ANGE-LINE TETRAULT
LAURA MCKIBBON inspired by HELLA JONGERIUS
MARGARET PRYDE inspired by LINDA MANZER
CHRISTINA PUPO inspired by ANDREA ZITTEL
TALIA SILVA inspired by PATRICIA URQUIOLA
ANNEKE VAN BOMMEL inspired by HELLA JONGERIUS

www.capacitytoronto.com