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ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021-2022

Explore Toronto public art in your neighbourhood through the ArtworxTO Tours powered by Driftscape.

ArtworxTO Tours powered by Driftscape, launched in September 2021 as part of ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021-2022. Explore public art tours in your neighbourhood for free using the Driftscape app! ArtworxTO Tours features exclusive interviews with artists, bonus media material and tours featuring artworks in all 25 of Toronto’s City wards.

Adrian Hayles

At the tender age of nine, Toronto-based illustrator Adrian Hayles discovered the expressive nature of the visual arts. With his continued artistic development, illustration became his deepest passion and talent. His desire to learn and absorb from his surroundings led him on a personal creative journey. As a graduate of the Graphic Design program at Humber College with over 10 years of working experience behind him, Adrian has established his place in Toronto’s modern art community. His style is provocative and inspiring and defies categorization. Blurring the lines between graffiti and ultra realism, Adrian’s voice and vision is instantly identifiable. His works include countless portraits and illustrations for various magazines and collaborations with the City of Toronto to develop murals for vacant community spaces. In the past Adrian has painted complete buildings and city blocks, designed award winning video games and animated television shows.

Yung Yemi

Adeyemi Adegbesan is a Toronto based photographic artist whose practice aims to examine the intersectionality of black identity. Reflecting on blackness through pre-colonial – colonial - present day and future timelines, across regions, religions, varying levels of income, and political lines; Adegbesan interrogates the dichotomy of the richness of black experiences with the imposed societal homogeneity of ‘Blackness’. Through his work Adegbesan pulls from these varying elements to create Afro-futuristic portraits that embody history, future, and culture all in one.

Shalak Attack

"Shalak Attack" is a Canadian-Chilean visual artist dedicated to painting, muralism, spray paint urban art, and canvas art. For over a decade, she has manifested her artistic expression on walls across the world. Shalak has participated in numerous artistic projects and exhibitions in Canada, Chile, Brazil, UK, Holland, Germany, Sweden, Senegal, Palestine, Jordan, Israel, Belgium, Spain, Argentina, Venezuela, Mexico, USA, Paraguay, and the Dominican Republic. She is a co-founder and co-director of the international art collectives “Clandestinos”, the “Bruxas”, and the “Essencia Art Collective”.

Ness Lee

ness lee - son of a bun - soft - to be in many ways -

school ✔ - shows ✔ - murals ✔ - curate ✔ - teach ✔ - alive ✔

been places ✔ - inside outside ✔ - for a while ✔ - ever changing ✔

not many words but many lines

Levi joined ArtworxTO Tours powered by Driftscape as the Sound Editor. The role involved editing dialogue, sound effects, and music as well as mixing for web release.

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Producer - Alison

Production Coordinator - Fonna Seidu

Director - Lu Asfaha

Composer - Ezinma

Sound Editor - Levi Linton


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