ENGAGEMENT

DIY x DJ Nights

Events in non-traditional art venues (bars, clubs, etc.) combining DJs and art-making projects. Held across Canada and internationally.


LEARNING

Risograph Workshop

A Risograph how-to workshop for the Shopify’s graphic design team at their headquarters in Ottawa.


CURATION

Print Culture

An exhibition higlighting artists in an emerging print scene that is developing in Ottawa-Gatineau. Presented in collaboration with Ottawa Art Gallery.


ENGAGEMENT

Dance Dance Revolution

A pop-up, lunchtime summer dance party on historic Sparks Street in Ottawa. Spins & Needles provided the DJ music.


CURATION

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.


ENGAGEMENT

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.

CURATION

Record Label

An independent record label to showcase underground DJs and producers in the house and tech house genres. Launched in 2013.


ENGAGEMENT

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.


ENGAGEMENT

Algonquin College

The creation of a large-scale silkscreened installation, in collaboration with Algonquin College fine art and design students for their end-of-year showcase.


CURATION

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.


ENGAGEMENT

Nature Nocturne

Spins & Needles was invited by the Canadian Museum of Nature to design interactive programming for their late-night event, Nature Nocturne.

LEARNING

Silkscreening Program

Workshops in our studio and live events during which participants learn how to silkscreen artwork onto materials of their choice.


LEARNING

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.


 ENGAGEMENT

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.


ENGAGEMENT

Canadian Museum of History

Spins & Needles was invited by the Canadian Museum of History to design late-night interactive programming multiple exhibitions, including In My Lifetime: Contemporary Aboriginal Art and Unique! 30 Years of Outstanding Crafts.


CURATION

Winterlude

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.

CURATION

Possible Worlds

Our community-driven, artist-run project space, gallery, publisher and shop. Featuring exhibitions, workshops, artist talks, a record shop and more.


LEARNING

Mobile Art Studio

The Possible Worlds Mobile Art Studio travels to various locations to host workshops and interactive events beyond our space in Chinatown.


CURATION

Prints & Inks Risograph Editions I and II

The 2016 exhibition and 2015 exhibition showcased publishing studios in North America, Europe, and Asia, with the Risograph printing machine at the centre of their practice.



CURATION

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.


CURATION

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.