STUDIOS, LOFTS & JAM SPACES
Montreal is home to one of the most active communities of artists in all of Canada and is well known throughout the world for its creative output. The availability of large post-industrial spaces, affordable rents, cheap living, and a supportive funding system makes life as an independent artist possible in this city. As welcoming as Montreal is to those pursuing independent passions, sustaining a career remains an ongoing challenge. Getting work out into the world is key to the longevity of any artist’s career. It is in Montreal’s studios, lofts, and jam spaces where the magic happens–where artists cultivate their practices and prepare to put their work out into the world. Studios, Lofts & Jam Spaces is a documentary series that follows ten local artists as they put their work out into the world. Go behind the scenes for a glimpse into the world of Montreal’s fabled studios and loft spaces.
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When she was 13, inspired by the “over the top” fashions in a Madonna music video, Jennifer Glasgow began making her own clothes. Originally from Winnipeg, Jennifer moved to Montreal in 1995, where her first job was to repair NHL hockey gear (from hockey gloves to jock straps). All the while, designing her own clothes. Glasgow’s inspiration comes from the natural world as well as visual arts; painters like Rothko, Emily Carr and Frida Kahlo. With two friends, she opened a boutique and was forced to learn how to run a business, from paying rent to dealing with debt. In this episode we are taken “behind the seams,” to see how a line of clothing develops, from designing patterns, testing shapes and colours, to choosing materials. At the same time, Glasgow is getting ready for La Grande Braderie de la Mode in Montreal’s old port, a gathering of fashion designers from all over Quebec.
- Mercredi 20 décembre 2017 00:30