Since 2011, DesignTO has featured a wealth of talent through our annual festival. This Artist + Designer Spotlight series gives our audience the chance to learn more about the creatives showcasing their work in DesignTO’s thematic and prototype exhibitions, symposium and talks.


Kristine Mifsud

How would you describe your practice?

My sculptural practice stems from an awareness of materials, making from what already exists as spent or used, and self-made materials.

Which exhibition, symposium or talk will you be participating in and what is it about this project that peaked your interest?

I am participating in the ‘Exchange Piece’ exhibition, paired with Rhonda Weppler & Trevor Mahovsky. I was drawn to the opportunity of working collaboratively.

What can attendees expect from the project you are showcasing at the 2021 DesignTO Festival? For those unable to visit your work, how would you describe it to them?

The work for ‘Exchange Piece’ is a collaborative work that Rhonda Weppler, Trevor Mahovsky, and I are making as a response to the theme of care. The consideration of surfaces as they respond to this theme is of interest to all of us, and we concluded that our project would utilize copper. We also view the use of a material that has anti-microbial properties during a pandemic, very appropriate, as it would pass through the hands of three people working remotely. Incorporating discarded copper off-cuts is another important consideration that relates to the exhibition theme as well as our ongoing individual practices.

Have you been involved with DesignTO before?

Yes. In 2018 I made a window installation for uoai studio, a multidisciplinary architecture and art studio on Christie Street.


Be sure to see Kristine Mifsud’s Wong’s work at the virtual exhibition ‘Exchange Piece’, January 22–February 28, 2021