Function Keys Presents: The Ecology of Mud Workshop

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Centre[3] for Print and Media Arts

176 James Street North

Hamilton, ON L8R 2K9

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Please note that online sales have ended, however for those who have not pre-registered there is still space in this workshop, available on a first come first serve basis. Please show up 15 minutes prior to the workshop.

Function Keys Conference of New Technology and Digital Culture presents:

The Ecology of Mud with Nicole Clouston

In this hands-on workshop members of the community will create sculptures that use mud as a medium
 in order to explore the life within it and our connection to it. Participants will be invited pick from fifteen samples of mud collected around Lake Ontario – including samples from Hamilton, Burlington, and Oakville – and place it into clear tubes along with nutrients that support microbial growth. When exposed to light, the microbial life in the sculptures will begin to grow, and with time, form vibrant marbling across the surface.

Participants will be invited to take their sculpture home and experience its growth first-hand.


*This workshop is free to attend, however registration is recommended*


About the artist:
Nicole Clouston is a practice-based researcher currently completing her PhD in Visual Art at York University. In her practice she asks: What happens when we acknowledge, through an embodied experience, our connection to a world teeming with life both around and inside us? Nicole has exhibited across Canada in Montreal, Victoria, Edmonton, and Toronto. She is currently the artist in residence at the Coalesce Bio Art Lab at the University at Buffalo.



We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

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