DIY x DJ Nights
Events in non-traditional art venues (bars, clubs, etc.) combining DJs and art-making projects. Held across Canada and internationally.
A Risograph how-to workshop for the Shopify’s graphic design team at their headquarters in Ottawa.
An exhibition higlighting artists in an emerging print scene that is developing in Ottawa-Gatineau. Presented in collaboration with Ottawa Art Gallery.
Dance Dance Revolution
A pop-up, lunchtime summer dance party on historic Sparks Street in Ottawa. Spins & Needles provided the DJ music.
The Holiday Assembly
Spins & Needles designed an interactive late night program at the Canadian Museum of Nature, featuring DJ music, art installations, seasonal workshops and a holiday night market.
Canadian War Museum
Spins & Needles was invited by the Canadian Museum of History to design late-night interactive programming for their exhibition Camouflage: From Battlefield to Catwalk.
An independent record label to showcase underground DJs and producers in the house and tech house genres. Launched in 2013.
National Gallery of Canada
Inspired Canada’s national gallery of art to produce Artsparks, a late-night event series based on the Spins & Needles model. Collaborated multiple times to host programming in conjunction with exhibitions.
The creation of a large-scale silkscreened installation, in collaboration with Algonquin College fine art and design students for their end-of-year showcase.
Prints & Inks Canadian Edition
An exhibition of over 30 Canadian artists in print, illustration and design. Alongside the show was a pop-up shop, hands-on print activities, and a late-night DJ art party.
Spins & Needles was invited by the Canadian Museum of Nature to design interactive programming for their late-night event, Nature Nocturne.
Workshops in our studio and live events during which participants learn how to silkscreen artwork onto materials of their choice.
Druck Berlin Festival
Spins & Needles was invited to host introductory silkscreening workshops and provide DJ music at Druck Berlin, a large-scale print festival at Urban Spree.
CARFAC Annual General Meeting
CARFAC invited Spins & Needles to design interactive programming for their conference pre-party. Creative manifestos and silkscreened tote bags were accompanied by DJ music.
Spins & Needles was invited to design month-long programming for Winterlude at several festival sites. Free outdoor interactive events combining DJs and workshops alongside a large-scale, winter-themed urban art/craft installation were presented.
Our community-driven, artist-run project space, gallery, publisher and shop. Featuring exhibitions, workshops, artist talks, a record shop and more.
Mobile Art Studio
The Possible Worlds Mobile Art Studio travels to various locations to host workshops and interactive events beyond our space in Chinatown.
Future of Good
Art programming and music curation for the Future of Good Global Summit, including an Art Bar, collaborative publication, live band and DJs.
613 Snack Time
Part food gathering, part art exhibition, and part zine publication, Possible Worlds and Spins & Needles explored the diversity of the snack world in Ottawa.