off centreMay 17, 2019
For the past few months Luke Maddaford and I have been developing off centre, an online publication dedicated to writing about contemporary art and artists outside of large metropolitan centres.
To be off centre means to be less conventional, other, eccentric, strange, or to deviate from the norm.
Since leaving Toronto in 2016 my eyes have opened much wider to the culture and rich creative work that is taking place outside of the main Canadian art hubs that are situated in the largest metropolitan centres.
off centre is dedicated to writing about contemporary art and artists outside of these centres. We believe it is important to provide opportunities for and highlight the practices of artists, writers, and curators who produce and exhibit in these regions, challenging the expectation that culture emerges in the centre and works its way beyond.
off centre is committed to working with artists, writers, and curators who are considered emerging, Indigenous, racialized, Queer, working in alternative practices and abilities, from diverse cultural backgrounds, or otherwise underrepresented.
We lauched the project this month, and you can read more about it and our call for submissions on the website: https://weareoffcentre.com
We’re also working on the first pieces of writing, which will be posted in the coming weeks.