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Apply to Participate in our 2018 European Artist Exchange!

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – EUROPEAN ARTIST RESIDENCY The Hamilton Arts Council European Artist Residency provides a mid-career level visual artist from Hamilton, Ontario, the opportunity to create new works in the inspiring artist studio provided by the Estonian Artists Association in Tallinn, Estonia over a four week period in September 2018. Application Deadline: March 2nd, 2018 Winning announcement will be…

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An Overview of My Interview with Marko Mäetamm (Estonian Artist In Residence, 2017)

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Marko Mäetamm joined us all the way from Estonia this past November as part of the Artist Exchange Program and we were absolutely thrilled to have him! Kicking his Hamilton stay off at his welcome gathering by hopping on the drum kit and inspiring many a conversation, Marko and I’s first encounter is one that most would consider too embarrassing to…

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Artist In Residence: Marko Mäetamm (Estonia)

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In partnership with Hamilton Artists Inc, we are thrilled to have Marko Mäetamm of Estonia, joining us here at the Cotton Factory this November as part of the new Artist in Residency Exchange program! An incredibly active artist on the Estonian art scene, Marko’s mediums of focus include drawing, painting, video, graphic design and much more. Having participated in several high calibre…

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A Cotton Factory Tenant Profile with Derrick Vanderkolk of Style Group

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For Derrick Vanderkolk of Style Group, becoming a photographer wasn’t as obvious a choice as those close to him might have predicted. Though, with both his father and uncle being photographers and close family ties to the fashion and film industry, it didn’t take long before photography found him – or, until a camera was tossed his way! After four…

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Shop the Cotton Factory!

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You’re invited on the third Saturday of each month (11am-4pm) to view and purchase the work of the artists, designers, photographers and makers that fill the buildings at 270 Sherman Avenue North! After so many of you inquired with us wondering when the Cotton Factory would be open to the public, we decided to make it a regular thing. Whether…

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