“ascenseur” is a gallery, studio, and art space located at 180 Shaw street. We are interested in presenting a diverse program, ranging from established to emerging artists, from international to local practitioners and from conventional to new media. we would like to invite established and emerging artists to submit exhibition proposals for the year 2015/2016. This call is open to all manner of artists and craft practitioners, and the possibility of creative freedom is wide open. If you have an idea for a show, we’d like to hear about it. We are in the heart of the Queen West strip of galleries within the Artscape YOUNGplace at the grand Beaux-Arts heritage building formerly known as Shaw School.The gallery consists of approx. 350 square feet of well-lit space within a heritage school building, repurposed by Artscape.
Artscape Youngplace is the home of an exciting selection of arts, cultural, and socially driven organizations, including Luminato, Koffler Centre for the Arts, Intergalactic Arts Co-op, Paper house Studio, Centre for Indigenous Theatre, and SKETCH. Large and smaller exhibition spaces are scattered throughout the building along with artist studios.