Refresh Rejuvenate Recover
Feb 22
Mar 20 2022
exhibition in-person

Kicking off the rejuvenation of programming at Harbourfront Centre, we have re-opened to the public with a series of refreshing exhibitions sure to pique your interest! From Nicole Coon’s illuminating installation, ‘Comfort and Caution’, to Liv Aurora’s delightful interpretations of Greenland defined by her unique patterns and designs, ‘Long Journey Home’, through to the examination of experimental materials in the ‘Design Matters’ exhibition to the work of Danica Drago and Victoria Guy who explore identity and the body through process and materials in ‘Body Language’.

Two of these exhibitions, ‘Design Matters’ and ‘Long Journey Home’, are part of the year-long national initiative Nordic Bridges, highlighting contemporary Nordic art and culture in a range of artistic disciplines.


‘Comfort and Caution’ – Nicole Coon

Curated by Melanie Egan

Yellow draws us in with its radiance, yet can repel us with harshness due to its high light reflectance. Nicole Coon plays with this potential to significant effect, understanding yellow’s dualism and creating balanced illumination – to soothe not overwhelm.


‘Long Journey Home’ – Liv Aurora Jensen alias Liss Stender

Curated by Marlee Choo and Melanie Egan

Liss Stender, graphic designer and artist, presents a series of her bold designs showcasing her contemporary interpretation of the landscape, people, flora and fauna of her homeland Greenland.


‘Design Matters’

Curated by Anders Jansson from Bildmuseet gallery, part of Umeå University, Umeå Sweden

Design Matters is a curatorial project presenting disruptive design-driven approaches that are already or may soon become integral part of our everyday lives.


‘Body Language’ – Danica Drago and Victoria Guy

Curated by Melanie Egan

Danica Drago and Victoria Guy resist stereotypical and harmful assumptions/presumptions about the body, personhood and lived experience. Their works in ceramics, glass and mixed-media reflect upon the body as site, inspiration and the ultimate tool to mediate meaning through making.


Harbourfront Centre, Nicole Coon, Danica Drago, Victoria Guy, Anders Jansson, Liv Aurora Jensen alias Liss Stender



Who should visitors contact with questions regarding accessibility?
Harbourfront Centre Info Desk
Is this venue accessible by wheelchair or similar mobility devices? This includes access to washrooms and all aspects of programming/events.
Can people get to the venue using accessible transit?
Victoria Guy
Danica Drago