Nuit Connects x DMG Artist-in-Residence
For the second year, the DMG has partnered with Nuit Blanche / City of Toronto to offer a ten-month artist residency. 2020's artist-in-residence is Scarborough-based artist Mark Stoddart.
During his residency, Stoddart is collaborating with the Gallery on wearable art production and promotion (DMGear), and serving as a mentor to emerging artist Kachely Peters in the creation of t-shirt fundraising project THE REVOLUTION BEGINS WITHIN (2020). Stoddart is also producing a video with R.I.S.E. Edutainment's Randell Adjei about the Nuit Connects program.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Mark Stoddart combines his passion for music and sports, with a consistent spirit of social activism and a life-long commitment to educate, empower, and unite. Born in the United Kingdom to parents of Jamaican heritage, he moved to Scarborough as a young boy. Mark’s career as a visual communicator, graphic designer and painter have spanned over three decades, and Mark continues to present a variety of works that illustrate the history of Black athletes, entertainers, and public figures. Mark studied formally through the Interpretive Illustration program at Sheridan College in Oakville and also a part-time Art professor at Sheridan College.
Mark’s community advocacy has also included volunteer, speaking engagements, and other visual contributions to local schools and organizations.
ABOUT THE RESIDENCY
Nuit Connects x DMG was established in 2019 as a partnership between the Doris McCarthy Gallery and Nuit Blanche / City of Toronto. Nuit Connects x DMG is a relationship building, mentorship, and knowledge-sharing residency program inspired by the solid and impassioned commitment to community and reciprocity demonstrated by the participants of Scarborough’s inaugural Nuit Blanche.