Saturday, January 31, 2009

EXHIBITION: Housepaint Phase 2: Shelter (now-July 5)

Works (left to right) by ELICSER, EVOKE and EGR.
The ROM's Institute for Contemporary Culture presents Housepaint, the first exhibition on the subject of street art in a major Canadian museum.

Drawing attention to issues of poverty and homelessness, this ground-breaking exhibition is a collaboration between ten street artists in memory of the former residents of Tent City.

Each artist has painted a colourful canvas house in their personal, exuberant style. In addition, five artists will respond to the previous installations by creating an original new work in the gallery over the course of the exhibition.

Curated by Devon Ostrom of, Housepaint is on display until July 2009, at which point the canvas houses will be auctioned, with proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity.

For more information, updates on the exhibition, to register for the auction, or to add your own comments, please visit

On now until July 5, 2009.

Institute for Contemporary Culture
Roloff Beny Gallery, Level 4