Interactive Workshop with Sean MartindaleMarch 11, 2019
Greenwood UTM’s second free workshop of the 2019 year invited Sean Martindale, a Toronto-based interdisciplinary artist to talk to participants about his work in his ecologically-informed art practice. Following the presentation, guests had a chance to have an open conversation with Martindale, as well as participate in a hands-on upcycling project led by Martindale wherre guests created simple planters out of salvaged everyday materials.
Sean Martindale is an internationally recognized and award-winning interdisciplinary artist and designer based in Toronto, Canada. His interventions activate public spaces to encourage engagement, and often focus on ecological and social issues. His playful works suggest alternate possibilities for existing spaces, infrastructures, and materials found in urbna environments. Frequently, Martindale uses salvaged goods, and live plants in unexpected ways that prompt conversation.
In 2018, Martindale had the honour of being Harbourfront Centre’s inaugural Visual Artist-in-Residence. In 2018 and 2019, Martindale and his collaborator JP King were also the first Artists-in-Residence with the City of Toronto, Solid Waste Management Services.
For more information, please visit his website.