Flash Forward Incubator 2021

‘Still Life’

What does it mean for life to be still? What happens when we look at the same space, the same objects, and the same people every day and for extended periods of time? Do things continue to look and feel the same? Or, are there shapes, patterns, textures, colours or narratives that emerge, or that we begin to imagine are there? How has stillness impacted your life this year?  What continued? What changed? Where are you now? Where do you want to be?

Participants from across the country reflected on the theme and the questions posed above. With individualized mentorship, artist-led workshops, portfolio reviews and online presentations; participants were supported in developing the skills needed for success. Their projects are well executed, delve into the genre, and examine considerable possibilities of the theme. As a collection, they share a wide array of voices, interests, concerns and celebrations from our youth across Canada this year.

While offering a straightforward genre of photography to explore and successfully carry out in the comfort of home,  it simultaneously opened up possibilities to reflect on personal experiences of the Coronavirus Pandemic and the juxtaposing narratives that emerged over the course of the year.

We’d like to thank all the participants, teachers, mentors, workshop leaders, our Incubator educators and most of all our sponsors; RBC Foundation, Canon, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Smokestack, OCADU and, Ryerson, our Festival Partners, Capture Photography Festival and Exposure Photography Festival, and all of those who helped activate our outreach initiatives including the AGO, Gallery 44.  We are grateful for the continued support of this amazing program and are proud to see it continue during a pandemic.

 

The Magenta Foundation gratefully acknowledges the support of the RBC Emerging Artists Project for their ongoing commitment to emerging artists.

 

See the photos from the Flash Forward Incubator 2017 events

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100% of the proceeds will directly benefit the participating high schools.

We would like to extend a special thank you to our program leaders and our team of instructors and educators for their effort in making Flash Forward Incubator a continuing success.

See the photos from the Flash Forward Incubator 2017 events

Join us

100% of the proceeds will directly benefit the participating high schools.

We would like to extend a special thank you to our program leaders and our team of instructors and educators for their effort in making Flash Forward Incubator a continuing success.

See the photos from the Flash Forward Incubator 2017 events

Join us

100% of the proceeds will directly benefit the participating high schools.

We would like to extend a special thank you to our program leaders and our team of instructors and educators for their effort in making Flash Forward Incubator a continuing success.

See the photos from the Flash Forward Incubator 2017 events

Join us

100% of the proceeds will directly benefit the participating high schools.

We would like to extend a special thank you to our program leaders and our team of instructors and educators for their effort in making Flash Forward Incubator a continuing success.

See the photos from the Flash Forward Incubator 2017 events

Join us

100% of the proceeds will directly benefit the participating high schools.

We would like to extend a special thank you to our program leaders and our team of instructors and educators for their effort in making Flash Forward Incubator a continuing success.

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The Flash Forward Incubator Program is dedicated to fostering future practitioners in Canada coast to coast by giving youth from diverse backgrounds the mentorship they need to create their work and a platform to amplify their voices through exhibitions and publications.

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