Craig Leonard


Craig Leonard is an artist and teacher at NSCAD University. He was Canada Council artist-in-residence at Acme studios in London UK in 2012-13 and at MASS MoCA in 2018. His solo exhibitions include Central Art Garage (Ottawa), Double Happiness Projects (Toronto), Anna Leonowens Gallery (Halifax), Mercer Union and A Space (Toronto), WWTWO (Montreal), Eyelevel Gallery (Halifax) AXE NÉO7 (Hull), Raid Projects (Los Angeles), Acme Project Space (London), Artcite (Windsor), Modern Fuel (Kingston), Artspace (Peterborough) and Eyelevel (Halifax). and Anarch (London, UK). He has participated in numerous group exhibitions nationally and internationally.

Publications include: Ironwork for Dirac House, Canadian Art; The Halifax Conference (New Documents, Los Angeles); Non-Trivial Characters (Double Happiness Projects); Stretching Exercises (with Michael Fernandes) as well audio projects.

Game City curated by Craig Leonard

GAME CITY consists of a series of urban experiments across Yorkville, Kensington Market and Queen Street by Jessica Thompson, Paige Gratland, Charlene Lau, SR Palm, and the Grey Sweatsuit Revolution, culminating with performances by Charlie Black, 640 480 Video Collective, and the Pauls and the Band of Outsiders.

These artists disrupt conventions by disorienting visual, spatial and auditory perceptions. Expect a range of approaches, from the subtle (Thompson, Gratland, Grey Sweatsuit Revolution), to the theatrical (Lau, SR Palm Black, 640 480 and the Pauls). The audience is encouraged to be as nomadic as the projects themselves as they move through the city. Various times and locations are indicated on the schedule, allowing audience members to take in individual projects, or spend their whole day with the works as they link up with each other.


Jessica Thompson
11:00am | Village of Yorkville Park, Cumberland Street
1:00pm | outside Bedford Academy, 36 Prince Arthur Avenue
3:00pm | outside Kensington Tavern, 40 Kensington Avenue (Kensington Market)

Paige Gratland
en route

Charlene Lau
12:00pm | outside Bedford Academy, 36 Prince Arthur Avenue
3:00pm | outside Kensington Tavern, 40 Kensington Avenue (in Kensington Market)
5:00pm | outside Cameron House, 408 Queen Street West

SR Palm
2:00pm | corner of Augusta Avenue and Niagara Avenue (start of procession)
3:00pm | corner of Augusta Avenue and Baldwin Avenue

Charlie Black
7:00pm | CineCycle, 129 Spadina Avenue

The Grey Sweatsuit Revolution
daytime (general sightings)
8:00pm | CineCycle, 129 Spadina Avenue

Pauls and the Band of Outsiders & 640 480 (VSL projections)
9:00pm  | CineCycle, 129 Spadina Avenue

Performance Yellow

This fragrance opens us to the question, has the show started? It's winter, the theatre is colder than the street and the room is filled with people and all their winter smells: wet faux leather, down, too much shampoo, and beer breath. The atmosphere is a trickster. Am I late, am I early?

Top Notes

yellow mandarin, mimosa

Middle Notes

honey, chamomile, salt

Base Notes

narcissus, guaiac wood, piss, beer