Site visit and selection day. Heather Snell, director of the In Situ II event and artistic director/curator of the arts content, shown here meeting with sculptor Derya Ozparlak to discuss location options for her work. Behind and to the left of them you can see the renovated main space of the formerly derelict building, now called the Small Arms Inspection Building. Photos above and top: Kim-Lee Kho, 2018.
Here's a sneak peek at the room I will be installing for this year's In Situ II multi-arts festival: Making Space, Making Place.
One of my favourite events of all time was the first In Situ festival in 2018, held at the then-abandoned factory space known as the Small Arms Building in Mississauga.
Produced by the Small Arms Society which saved the building from demolition, they were also instrumental in persuading the City of Mississauga to take over ownership of the site (renamed the Small Arms Inspection Building) which means the building is now partially renovated and features heat and running water (and bathrooms!), none of which was true for the first In Situ. Not that that held us back!
When I update this post I will show you a photo of the room I am creating an installation for, happily it's in the old, unrenovated wing – I do so love the decrepit beauty of it!
Finally, I am planning to do live drawing again each of the three nights from 8-9pm.
Hope to see you there!
Here are the details:
In Situ II multi-arts festival
November 8 to 10, 2018, 7pm to 11pm
Small Arms Inspection Building
1352 Lakeshore Rd East
Tickets are now available!
At this link: