COLLECTIVE CITY ARTS documentaries presents

In this archival documentary we revisit two mid-1990’s Toronto-based collectives who shared many of the same artists as well as the infrastructure for staging exhibitions. Artists Hugh Alcock, Tanya Read and Mikael Sandblom met while part of the Florence program of OCAD under the mentorship of Rae Johnson. Johnson’s art career had been launched a decade earlier as part of the highly influential Chromazone collective.

As the documentary shows, Johnson taught the young artists the necessary skills required to launch a career in the visual arts and continued to be an encouraging supporter of their collectives well into the 2000’s.

Director/Producer: Richard Mongiat, Dave Sylvestre
Music Score: Nicholas Stirling
Canadian Release: May 11, 2024