Experimental Micro-Residency created by Andrew Maize, Don Russell and Lisa Hirmer, supported by Quest Gallery.

Midland, Ontario May 18-20th 2019


Public conversation and happening at ReMediate hosted by the Art Gallery of Guelph as part of their summer exhibition The Drive.

Guelph, Ontario August 14th 6:30-8:30pm 2019

Upcoming in 2018

REMEDIATE: NESTING - Ongoing quilting performance and workshops at the ReMediate sculpture. May - June at Eastview Park, Guelph. 

SNAIL'S TRAIL - Site-specific performance and installation in collaboration with poet and philosopher Karen Houle for the Tom Thomson Gallery's off site exhibition series Lands Apart / Worlds Together. June - July at Kepple Croft Gardens, Big Bay.

Record Snow Fall at Kennedy Park

I'll be performing my new piece, Record Snow Fall, in the window of Kennedy Park Store at 13 Quebec St. downtown Guelph February 26, 27 and 28. I'll be sewing elaborate and simple embroidered snowflakes from receipts from 10:30am to 2:30pm. Come by and see if you can.


ReMediate at Boarding House Gallery, Guelph

ReMediate, my collaboration with poet Anna Bowen and Pollination Guelph in the form of a 2,000 square foot quilt for a landfill, will be presented at the Art Gallery of Guelph's Boarding House Gallery from June 4 - July 23. 

Public Reception & Book Launch
Saturday, June 18, 2 pm
at Boarding House Gallery

Paper Making & Creative Writing Interactive Performances
Every Wed, Jun 8 – Jul 20, 6–8 pm
On Sat, Jun 18, Jul 9, and Jul 23, 11 am – 1 pm
at Boarding House Gallery (all ages)

Celebrate Pollinator Week
Sat, Jun 25 at the Eastview Landfill Site
Writing in Place with Anna Bowen, 10–11 am
Pollination Walk with Christina Kingsbury, 11 am – noon

ReMediate at the Gladstone GrowOp

ReMediate, my collaboration with poet Anna Bowen and Pollination Guelph in the form of a 2,000 square foot quilt for a landfill, will be presented as part of GrowOp 2016. The Gladstone Hotel’s fourth annual four-day Grow Op exhibition celebrates innovative ideas and conceptual responses to landscape, gardens, art, and place-making under this year’s theme, Cultivating Curiosity. ReMediate at GrowOp documents the collective labour of the project through video, poetry and photography.

GrowOp 2016 will run from April 21st to 24th at Toronto's Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. West. The opening party is Friday April 22nd 7-10pm. If you miss it in Toronto, ReMediate will also be coming to the Art Gallery of Guelph's Boarding House Gallery from June 5 - July 23.

Wednesday June 10th Public Sewing CANCELLED

Due to the severe thunderstorm and lightening warnings and the tornado watch, tonight's Public Sewing will be cancelled. If the weather is nice tomorrow evening (it looks like it will be) you can join me then from 6:30-8:30pm.

Map to ReMediate at Eastview Community Park

Click the site map image below for a Google map to the site. 

Enter Eastview Community Park off Watson Road just south of Speedvale Avenue. From the end of the parking lot follow the red line on the site map, which is a service path, to the ReMediate site on the right, indicated by the white rectangle. You will see the bee house and a large water container marking the site.

ReMediate.2 (homemaking) coming soon

The violets and the wild columbine are beginning to bloom in the ReMediate garden. New paper and poetry are being made in preparation for phase 2. 

ReMediate was featured in THIS magazine's food issue with poetry, a photo essay and a writeup highlighting the connections between loss of pollinator diversity and food security. See the article here.


ReMediate closing is ON!

Despite the gray clouds, the closing event will go ahead today. We have a tent canopy to shelter the paper while we sew. Please do bring your umbrellas, coats and boots and your cautious optimism!

ReMediate opening this Sunday, 2-4 PM!

The forecast looks good and everything should be ready to begin installing the quilt this Sunday. Bring a hat & water bottle as there is no shade at the site. Also bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit & sew.

The FREE SHUTTLE BUS will leave Guelph City Hall at 1:40 sharp to go to the Eastview Landfill. If you plan to drive, please note that the parking lot is off Watson Rd. near Speedvale, not on Eastview Rd. Here's a map that will help you find us. 

If you can't make it for the opening, you can participate in the installation over the next two weeks. I will be sewing Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday, 10 AM - 3 PM, weather permitting, until June 8. Please let me know if you are coming one of these dates so I know to expect you. The closing event will be June 8, 2-4 PM. 

Daily sewing - update

Due to wet weather, there have been delays getting the soil to the landfill site, so the daily sewing will begin this Sunday, May 25th. I will be onsite Wednesday to Friday this week preparing the ground and, hopefully, spreading soil once it is delivered. The opening on Sunday, May 25th, will proceed as scheduled.