Where There Is Smoke
Installation and reception
Saturday June 16, 2018
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Workers Arts and Heritage Centre
51 Stuart Street, Hamilton, ON
An interactive, audio installation featuring women firefighters’ stories of standout and workaday moments from the community and the fire hall; a multi-dimensional portrait of career and volunteer firefighters with a diverse range of experiences and perspectives on camaraderie, fire science, training, and being one (or a few) amongst many.
In a series of arts-based workshops and interviews in Toronto, Hamilton, and throughout Southern Ontario, 30+ women firefighters, with one to 25 years of experience, engaged with artists from Red Dress Productions to craft the stories that are the root of this exhibition.
Red Dress Productions led this arts engagement project, a partnership with Fire Service Women Ontario. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’ Association, the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre, the Toronto Arts Council, and the Ontario Arts Council – Conseil des arts de l’Ontario.
Red Dress Productions is a professional arts organization that works with/in communities to create interdisciplinary art, performance, and visual public artworks. Red Dress Productions artists: Anna Camilleri, Tristan R Whiston, Wy Joung Kou, and Aidan Morishita-Miki.
NO RSVP required.