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Festival Curator:
2012 World of Threads Festival

Oakville: Nov. 2-18, 2012, Toronto: Nov. 9-25, 2012

Gareth is a Festival Curator for the World of Threads Festival of contemporary fibre arts which takes place in Oakville and Toronto, Ontario. Gareth will be curating six Oakvile exhibitions and one Toronto show. De rerum natura (On the Nature of Things) at Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, Momento mori at The Gallery at Sheridan Institute, and the Outdoor Environmental Fibre Instatllations, Myth Making and Variegated Threads at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, and Fibre Collage at the Abbozzo Gallery in Oakville. And in Toronto he will be curating the show Protrusion at 401 Richmond Street West. Gareth also designed and runs their website and social networking.

For 83 weeks along with Dawne Rudman he has published a new "Weekly Fibre Artist Interview" with a local, national or international contemporary fibre artist.

The festival is one of the most vibrant fibre arts festivals in the world. We showcase contemporary fibre art in all forms. The 2009 festival had 14 exhibitions, and 190+ artists from 13 countries and 8 provinces. The flagship exhibitions are the Common Thread International Exhibitions.


History of Modern Art Course

The Art Centre at Central Technical School
Toronto District School Board: Adult Night School
Next Course: Starts January 15, 2013
Course Code: 54937 Click here to enroll.

Gareth's night school course surveys the key movements of modern art from 1850 to the present. This informal lecture style course is intended to make students feel comfortable discussing modern and contemporary art. Discover how modern art went from landscape painting, to abstraction, to seeing urinals in art galleries. Through looking at art books and powerpoint presentations we discuss important artists and movements such as Impressionism, Cubism, Dada, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop, Conceptual, Post-Modernism and Contemporary Art. (material costs: $10)

Painting: Julie Mehretu

Abstract Painting Course

The Art Centre at Central Technical School
Toronto District School Board: Adult Night School
Next Course: Starts January 16, and 17, 2013
There will be two class offered.
Course Code: 54904 or 54903: Click here to enroll.

Learn to create abstract paintings. Projects follow the evolution of abstract art over the last century. Explore Abstract Expressionism through colour-field and geometric painting. Students will look at historic and contemporary artists from Picasso to Pollock to Mehretu. Students are responsible for materials - acrylic, oil, or watercolour. No solvents - only Taltine. (material costs: $10)

Painting: ROM Deconstruction, Gareth Bate, 06

Paint the City Course

The Art Centre at Central Technical School
Toronto District School Board: Adult Night School
This course is currently on hold.

Come explore the city from multiple angles and approaches. Projects include exploring a neighbourhood you've never visited, the neon lights of the city at night, interiors of bars, cafes and restaurants and creating collages out of urban materials. Students are introduced to prominent historical and contemporary urban painters.

Painting: ROM Deconstrucation, Gareth Bate, 06

Gareth Bate Art Projects

Gareth's studio periodically transforms into a project gallery for solo and group exhibitions. This 600 square-foot space is located at 401 Richmond St. W., Toronto.

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401 Richmond Artists Open Studio

EVENT: December 6, 2012

For the third year Gareth has helped to organize the artist open studio aspect of FROLIC, 401 Richmond's Annual Open House event. For 2013, he and Erin MacKeen will organize an event which will expand to include the whole arts community in the building. This event features artists from Toronto's 401 Richmond Street West. Each artist will open up their studio to the public.

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Central Tech Art Allumni Network

Gareth founded the Central Tech Art Alumni Network and has continued to run it for the last seven years. He has organized reunion events and sends out information about alumni exhibitions and events. For this work he was made "Honourary Staff Member".