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Welcome to Roadside Attractions

Located at 911 Davenport Road in Toronto, Canada, Roadside Attractions is a storefront window art space created and maintained by WeSee Inc. The space is used for site-specific installations and other visual art projects. Exhibits run at six-week intervals.

Conceived in 2007 with its inaugural exhibit in July of that year, Roadside Attractions has shown a diverse selection of artists incorporating a wide range of media. Our on-going commitment is to present exhibits that stimulate the promotion of contemporary art and culture in a venue that allows for provocative interactions with the populace at large.

In 2010 Roadside Attractions began exhibiting art projects by international artists while maintaining our commitment to Canadian artists in order to promote and encourage a cultural link with the global community.

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Roadside Attractions Submission Guidelines





Currently at Roadside Attractions


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Wardrobe International Film Festival
The only international film festival in a wardrobe in a window gallery


The Wardrobe International Film Festival is a curated collection of short, silent videos presented inside a vintage wardrobe on display at Roadside Attractions window gallery.

2 screens inside the wardrobe will run continuously and simultaneously daily from 7am until 12am. WIFF 2015 will present work locally grown as well as that by national and international artists.

"...you probably don't have time to watch a 30-minute film, but you might have time to look at a film for a minute and learn something you didn't expect while you walk on the streets."
Isabella Rossellini

Until May 22

WIFF Official Selection (in alphabetical order)

Jane Austin
Spring Breakup

Julianne Ess
Our Future is Bright; Vacation (No Fear Whatsoever)

Sandra Gregson
Wolf Shadow; Alphabet Lake

Stefan Herda
Crystal Lake; Crystal Garden

Kommissar Hjuler & Mama Baer
Die Waffen Des Eros; Stupid Time 1.2

Ed Janzen
Controller; Phase Transition

Melissa Johns
Pixel Crossed (excerpts A and B)

Roy Kohn
Forming a Foil Cube

Stan Krzyzanowski
Train Kaleidoscope; Sudbury Train Kaleidoscope

Nathalie LeBlanc
IMG.37; IMG.65
Miklos Legrady
The Art World Eats Its Own

Scott M2
Concrète Spectral

Julian Manheim and Ian Batten
Seeming

Dimitrije Martinovic
The Ottoman Progession; Hometown

Sandy McLennan
Implements

Cathleen Parra
Great Divas of History; Manic Pixie Dream Girl Syndrome Vol. 2

Mary Porter
Jameson Avenue; North End

Jim Riley
Water & Air; Iceberg

Barbara Staulus
Mystery Train

Polina Teif
Hall

WeSee Inc.
Alarm; The Inevitability of Obscurity





Previously at Roadside Attractions

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Stan Krzyzanowski
Ice
02/28/15-04/10/15



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Juliane Foronada
Mixed Tape
01/17/15-02/27/15




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Anna Lefsrud
Leap
12/07/14-01/16/15





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WeSee Inc.
42
10/25/14-12/05/14




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Ingrid Mayrhofer
Undefined
09/13/14-10/24/14





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Miklos Legrady
War's just wrong, nobody's right, everybody's wrong.
08/03/14-09/12/14



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Sarah Nolan
Sometimes
06/21/14-08/01/14





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Julia Manheim and Tim Ridley
Inside Out
05/10/14-06/20/14



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Sam Cotter and Fraser McCallum
Practical Science (Findings for a Travelling Display)
04/29/14-05/09/14





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Hollis Baptiste
It's All Staged
03/01/14- 04/28/14




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Adrienne Marcus Raja
Rebpun (dis)play
01/0414- 02/14/14





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Shlomi Greenspan
It's Almost a One-Liner
11/23/13 - 01/03/14




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sophia bartholomew
Formerly Georges Footwear
10/11/14 - 11/22/13





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Paul Chartrand
Deep Cleanse
08/31/13 - 10/11/13

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Katie Dolan and Joyce Mosby
Found
07/20/13 - 08/30/13




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Dana Ayotte
Garden of the Ordinary Unfamiliar
06/08/13 - 07/19/13

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Tara Cooper
Weather Girl: The Science of a Thunderhead
04/27/13 - 06/07/13



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A. W. Stencell
Carnival Miniatures
12/11/12 - 01/31/12
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Meichen Waxer
Half Mourning
10/28/12 - 12/07/12



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Tegan Smith
Davenport Road c.10,000 BCE (2012)
09/22/12 - 10/27/12
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Mary Porter
Untitled (Experiments)
08/25/12 - 09/21/12



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Studio 1:1
En Face
07/14/12 - 08/23/12
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Robert Dayton
The Canadian Romantic's Window Display
06/09/12 - 07/13/12



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Holly Gabel
Jack and the Bean Stock
05/05/12 - 06/08/12
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Punch Clock
The City of Fire and Too Much Air
03/31/12 - 05/04/12



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Liam Wylie
From Dreams I Proceed to Facts
01/21/12 - 02/24/12



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Adam Medley
The Pleasure is Back
12/17/11 - 01/20/12
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Scott M2
Lumina Three
11/12/11 - 12/16/11



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David Hannan
Faunamorphic (Figure 3)
10/09/11 - 11/11/11

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WeSee Inc.
Artists in a Fishbowl
09/03/11 - 10/08/11



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Lynn Harrigan
Evidence
, 07/30/11 - 09/02/11

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Alisdair McRae
Wooden Bicycle Rack (for Keith)
06/25/11 - 07/29/11



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C. Wells
911/1911
05/22/11 - 06/24/11

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Stan Krzyzanowski
Mirror Box
04/16/11 - 05/25/11



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Lynne Heller
Future Living: Pillflower World

03/12/11 - 04/15/11
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Ella Day
Window Jars, 02/04/11 - 03/11/11



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Yuula Benivolski
Naptime
, 01/01/11 - 02/04/11
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Sarah Nicholson
Ganglion
, December "10



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Raoul Simpson
Wall of Mirrors
, November '10
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Nancy Oaks
The Road
, October '10



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Lynn Harrigan
Aradus Variations
, August '10
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Scott M2
Moz - Cloud Painting #8, July '10





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Sarah Casey
Glimpses (Fleeting/Waiting), May-June '10
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Sophia Zheshui Lin
Celebrity Interview with Mr & Mrs Clock, April '10




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Stan Krzyzanowski
Cone Oscillator, March '10
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Ashley Guindon
And My House, February '10



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Melissa Hamonic
Feelings, January '10
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Marianne Desmarais, Michelle Gay, Liz Sargent
A Poem about Water and Dreaming - for New Orleans December '09




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Xenia Benivolski
Scarlet Warning 666
, November '09

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Louise D'Andrade
Book Worm, October '09




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Rick Oginz
Masks, September '09
09/22/12 - 10/27/12
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Art Star Fluffy, July-August '09



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Nicola Woods
Trains and Boats and Planes, May-June '09
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Maeve Hanna
(after Claude Cahun), April '09




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WeSee Inc.
Semiotics, March '09
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Stan Krzyzanowski
Going Bananas, February '09




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Scott M2
Le Temps de La Neige - Cloud Painting #13, January '09
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Chris Flannagan
Untitled (fractured storefront installation), December '08




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Maria Raponi
Postcards for the Road, November '08
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Stan Denniston
Reminder for Davenport Road, October '08




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Stephanie Avery
Decay, September, 2008
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Svava Juliusson
Svona, August 2008




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David Hannan
Falling Bird, July 2008
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Chloe Lewis & Andrew Taggart
Roost, June 2008




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Fabienne Good
Untitled Cube Assemblage, May 2008



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Kate Stevens
Running with Scissors, April 2008





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Amber Landgraff
Sign Piece, March 2008



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Hollis Baptiste
Mega City Chronicles, February 2008




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WeSee Inc.
Incendiary, January 2008

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Kayli Rodgers
Hansel and Gretel, December 2007



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David Irvine
Heebie-Jeebies, November 2007



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Nicola Woods / Melanie Tinken
Untitled, October 2007



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Dolls & Water Chestnuts, September 2007


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David Hannan
Backflip, August 2007



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WeSee Inc.
Adrift, July 2007