Toronto Harbourfront: Food, Art & History at Shore Lunch May 18 & 19, June 20 & 29 2014

From a media release:

Shore Lunch
Food, art, and the history of Toronto’s shoreline are explored
in the world premiere of a new multi-site art commission

join us this weekend for form one of Shore Lunch entitled Leaving Marks. Shore Lunch is a three-form Fresh Ground new works commission by Lisa Myers, in collaboration with Kip Jones, John Myers, and media artist and musician Melody McKiver. This multi-site art venue for video, performance and food takes the form of a camp kitchen and explores the historical interaction of waterfront leisure areas and industrial hubs in Canada's Great Lakes.

Harbourfront Centre
Canada Square, on the shore of Lake Ontario.
235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, M5J 2G8

Sunday, May 18, 1:00 PM
Monday, May 19, 1:00 PM

Carved rolling pins will be used to create print blocks with berry pigment.
Prints will be “cooked up” onto postcards with four rolling print blocks, each a different element and metaphor related to shoreline development.
Pureed strawberry drink served to the audience.


Friday, June 20, 9:30 PM

Landing under Water considers the water and land aspects of the shore. During this evening event the artist will present two video works that capture water surfaces at different sites around the Great Lakes.

Sunday, June 29, and July 1, 1 PM
Listen to This will include musical scores for wild rice parching and fish frying by Melody McKiver and Lisa Myers. The audience will enjoy eating wild rice and fish served after the performance in small cornhusk containers.

Since its creation in 2004, Fresh Ground new works has become a catalyst for new Canadian artistic works incorporating more than one discipline or field. Through open national submission calls, Harbourfront Centre has awarded $500,000 in prize money toward 23 new Canadian commissions. These awards add to Harbourfront Centre’s near-40-year history of commissioning new Canadian works in dance, theatre, music, visual arts and craft. For more information visit,