"After having been moored to the concrete, construction-riddled confines of the city for an entire summer, a field trip to a rural art-destination was a welcome reprieve. So on August 23, myself and 80-plus other city-dwellers and friends took a yellow school bus to Warkworth, Ontario, for the launch of a 16-day art festival there.
Sunday Drive Art Projects organized this event in collaboration with several artist-run-centres, organizations and collectives, populating Warkworth’s small arteries and sprawling across idyllic swaths of the town. This re-contextualization of works from an urban to a rural backdrop—some for just one evening of performance, others for an extended installation period—creates surprising, unlikely and at times unique connections among the various projects, as well as between the works and the town itself....[more]
..."When Sunday Drive opened last weekend, the Palace had been transformed into the secret practice arena for an all-girl basketball team gone rogue and forced into hiding with their jockish pursuits. That’s the story, at least, behind Muscle Panic, and for the opening, Meyer’s band of tough girls put on a show for a full house filling the ramshackle bleachers"...[more].
"One of Toronto's most intriguing art events of the summer will take place in a town I couldn't find on a map - until the presenters of Sunday Drive contacted me. Warkworth, ON is about 150km from Toronto - a quick Google image search of the 700 person community yields a photo of sheep. An art scene you'd imagine for Warkworth might revolve around wind-chimes and lawn ornaments crafted by retirees with sprawling yards, maybe a sleepy gift shop that goes all-out for the holidays. Not so from August 23rd through September 7th: contemporary art is taking a trip to Trent Hills.