Gareth Bate

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Honourary Staff Member, The Art Centre at Central Technical School, 2008.

Visual Artist: Emerging Grant, (for Corps Intérieur), Ontario Arts Council, 2008.

401 Richmond Career-Launcher Prize, (All Expenses paid 500 sqft studio for one year), OCAD, 2007.

Ron Shuebrook Award, (excellence in painting), OCAD, 2007.

Edmund Morris Scholarship, (academic achievement), OCAD, 2007.

George A. Reid Award, (art writing), OCAD, 2006.

Outstanding Student in the 3-Year Art Program, Central Technical School, 2005.

Outstanding Student in the 3-Year Art Program, Central Technical School, 2004.

Scott Gwilliams Award for Illustration, Central Technical School, 2003.

University Entrance Scholarship, University of Ottawa, 2001.

Halton District Overall Student Excellence Award, Blakelock High School, 2000.

The Art Scholarship, Blakelock High School, 2000.


Ontario College of Art & Design (Now OCAD University)

Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction, Drawing & Painting Thesis, Toronto, 2005-2007.

The Art Centre at Central Technical School

Diploma, 3-Year Post-Secondary Adult Art Program, Toronto, 2002-2005.

The Ontario Federation of Labour / Canadian Labour Congress

Certificate, SolidarityWORKS! Youth Action Network, Education & Co-op, Toronto, 2004.

University of Ottawa & House of Commons Page Program

First Year University & Parliamentary Page, Ottawa, 2000-2001.


Loop Gallery, Cosmos and Anarchy, paintings, Feb. 1 - 23, 2014.

Gladstone Hotel, Come Up To My Room, "Jewel Net of Indra,” Installation, Toronto, Jan. 2012,

curated by David Dick-Agnew, Deborah Wang & Noa Bronstein.

Art Gallery of Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library, Floating World, Jan. 12 - Feb. 19, 2012,

Montreal, curated by Mona Turner.

Loop Gallery, Floating World, Paintings, June – July 2011.

Gareth Bate Art Projects, 401 Richmond, Deep Field Paintings, Dec. 2010.

Gareth Bate Art Projects, 401 Richmond, Moments Paintings, May 2010.

Monument National Theatre, Corps Intérieur Set Design Installation Remounted, Visual Artist / Set Designer, collaborative project with David Pressault Danse, Montreal, Jan. 2009.

Monument National Theatre, Corps Intérieur Set Design Installation, Visual Artist / Set Designer,

collaborative project with David Pressault Danse, Montreal, Dec. 2 - 5, 2008.

Canadian Heritage Office Gallery, “Lament” Winter Paintings, curated by Kendra Sartorelli, Toronto.

Dec. 08-Jan. 2009.

Galerie Glendon Gallery, York University, Penance & Devotion, curated by Colette Laliberté, Toronto, Oct. 2008.

Public Health Canada Office, Plastic Paintings Photos, curated by Kendra Sartorelli, Toronto, Sept. 2008.

401 Richmond Career-Launcher Prize Exhibition, “Lament”, Studio 260 at 401 Richmond Street, W, Toronto, May 2008.

Yorkville Public Library Gallery, Urban Portraits Series, Toronto, June 2007.


Nuit Blanche Toronto: Gareth Bate Art Projects: Indicator, with Karen Abel & Jessica Marion Barr.

Curator: Jessica Marion Barr, Toronto, Oct 5 - 19, 2013.

Lonsdale Gallery, Something Still, with Jim Reid, Nora Sturges, George Boileau, Srdjan Segan, and Julie Oakes. Curator: Leia Gore. Aug. 22 - Sept 15, 2013.

Lonsdale Gallery, Responsive Space II, with Liz Pead, Howard Podeswa & Jim Reid, Curator: Stanzie Tooth,  Toronto, April 18 - May 12, 2013.

PUP Contemporary, Gallery Opening, Nov. 2012. Curator: TEK.

Main Street Warehouse, Toronto Main Street, Curator: Stefan Berg, Sept. 2012.

Wall Space Gallery and Framing, Where the Wild Things Aren’t: Environmental Art Show,

Curator: Cynthia Mykytyshyn, Ottawa, April 21 - May 6, 2012.

Gallery 1313, Courvoisier Collective Gallery Award Winners Exhibition, Aug. 2011.

Pearson International Airport, Airspace Gallery, Terminal 1, Weather, Curator: Lee Petrie, Jury: Tara Cooper, Cathy Griggs, Olexander Wlasenko, April 2011.

Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Scapes, landscape painting show, juried, Jan. 2011.

Loop Gallery, Holiday Small Works Salon Show, Members and Invited Guests, Dec. 2010.

401 Richmond, 401 Richmond Artists Open Studio: 20 Artists, Dec. 2010.

Art Square Gallery, Where They Are Now: OCAD Alumni Exhibition,

Juried by Melissa Bennett, Maggie Broda, William Huffman, May 2010.

The Royal Conservatory of Music: Arts For Social & Environmental Justice Symposium, Screening of Penance Performance, Toronto, Curated by Catherine Mellinger, May 2010.

Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, The One I Love The Most,

curated by Kendra Sartorelli, Toronto, Feb. 2010.

The Gallery at Sheridan Institute: World of Threads Festival, Threads That Bind, Oakville, 2009.

b42Gallery: World of Threads Festival, Common Thread International Juried Exhibition,

jury: Carol Goddu, Dorie Millerson & Judith Tinkl, curated by Dawne Rudman, Oakville, 2009.

The Arts Project London, BeeCause: Fundraising Auction for the Canadian Bee Research Fund,

jury: Michael Gibson, Brian Meehan, Robin Honey, London, 09.

Katherine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Between Reality & Fantasy,

curated by Deborah Wang, Toronto, 2009.

Lonsdale Gallery, Art Market, curated by Stanzie Tooth, Toronto, 2008.

Gladstone Hotel, Hard Twist: 3rd Annual Juried Textile Art Exhibition, curated by Helena Frei & Chris Mitchell, Toronto, 2008 - 2009.

Deleon White Gallery, Bigger, Bigger and More Desperate, with Karen Kraven & Marcia Huyer,

curated by Colin Kent & Joanna Sheridan. Presented by Ecotecture Canada, Toronto, 2008.

Gladstone Hotel, Art 401: A group exhibition of 401 Richmond Artists, curated by Erin McKeen, Toronto, 2008.

Arcadia Gallery, Residual Landscapes: New Terrain, curated by Eddie Steiner, Toronto, 2008.

Central Gallery, Central Tech Alumni Show, curated by Michael Amar, Toronto, 2007.

Bau-Xi Gallery: Nuit Blanche, In Memory of Brian Kipping, curated, Toronto, 2007.

401 Richmond St. West, Art in the fall, Queen West Art Crawl, Nuit Blanche, curated, Toronto, 2007.

Ontario College of Art & Design, Tour de Force, Graduate Exhibition, Toronto, 2007.

Sheridan Institute: World of Threads Festival, Quilted Chair, curated, Oakville, Toronto, 2007.

OCAD Student Gallery, Surroundings, curated by C. Swiderski & L. Deanne-Smith, Toronto, 2006.

Arcadia Gallery, fiVe @ Arcadia, Toronto, 2006.

Queen West Art Crawl, Toronto Street Posters, Toronto, 2005.

Arcadia Gallery, Friends of Arcadia, Toronto, 2005.

Arcadia Gallery, Central Tech Adult Program Graduate Show, Toronto, 2005.


York Quay Centre, The Big Barilko Bang, collaborative performance with Liz Pead & Libby Hague, Nov. 2010

Queen Street West, Toronto, Penance, performance and video, Nov. 2007

Nuit Blanche, Listening Choir, collaborative performance with Ann Hamilton, Toronto, Sept. 2007


ONGOING: World of Threads Festival, Gareth is Festival Curator and co-organizer of this international contemporary fibre and textile arts festival. 2010 – present. Oakville & Toronto, Nov. 2 - Dec. 2, 2012.

2012 World of Threads Festival: Common Thread International Exhibitions. (* Major Festival Exhibition)

*The Gallery at Sheridan Institute, Memento mori, Oakville, Nov. 2012.

* Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, De rerum natura: (On the Nature of Things), Oakville, Nov. 2012.

*The Display Area at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, Myth Making,

*Oakville, Nov. 2012.

*The Halls of Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, Variegated Threads,

*Oakville, Nov. 2012.

*The Grounds of Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, Outside Environmental Installations,  Oakville, Nov. 2012.

*401 Richmond Street West, Protrusion, Toronto Nov. 2012.

*Abbozzo Gallery, Fibre Collage, Oakville, Nov. 2012.

SELECT ART PRESS (*Reviews, + Interview)

The Grid, Life_Society, The Night List, Toronto, Jan. 2013, (Jewel Net of Indra).

Studio Beat, Gareth Bate: Painter, Jess Bloom, Aug. 2012. (Jewel Net of Indra.).

CBC News, "Gladstone design show offers rooms with views,

Historic Toronto hotel turns its space over to designers, Jan 2012, (Jewel Net of Indra).

+Toronto Standard, "Creative Process: Gareth Bate", Sarah Nicole Prickett, Jan. 29, 2012, (Jewel Net of Indra).

*View on Canadian Art, "Come Up To My Room: 2012", Andrea Carson, Jan. 29, 2012., (Jewel Net of Indra).

*Design Lines, Given a "Love Tag" marking the Top 100 of Toronto Design Week, Jan 2012, (Jewel Net of Indra).

*Toronto Life, "Our six favourite pieces from Come Up to My Room 2012", Saturday, Jan.27, 2012.

(Jewel Net of Indra).

Radio Canada, “Come Up To My Room”, Jan 2012, (Jewel Net of Indra).

MocoLoco, "CUTMR 2012: Jewel Net of Indra by Gareth Bate," By Harry, Sat., Feb. 1, 2012, (Jewel Net of Indra).

Now Magazine, "On with the show", Andrew Sardone, Saturday, Jan.29 2012, (Jewel Net of Indra).

Now Magazine, "Weekend Tipsheet: January 28 - 29, NOW Staff, Wednesday, Jan.26 2012. (Jewel Net of Indra).

Torontoist, "Scene: The Gladstone Wants You To Come Up To Their Rooms", Hamutal Dotan, Photos: Corbin Smith, Saturday, Jan.29 2012. (Jewel Net of Indra).

The Image Interview, Jan 2012, (Jewel Net of Indra).

Fashion Magazine, "Our Top Five Pics for Exhibits to See at Come Up to My Room This Weekend!", Jan.27, 2012,

(Jewel Net of Indra).

Display Design Magazine, Jan 2012, (Jewel Net of Indra).

*   401 Richmond: Update, Erin MacKeen, “Tennant Profile: Gareth Bate: Emerging Fields,” Spring 2011.

*   Fibre Focus Magazine, Marda McLean, World of Threads Festival, Jan. 2010.

+  Toronto Star, Bruce Demara. “Series: Artists in Real Life: The Up and Comers” (Gareth represented emerging artists), Jan. 2009.

*  Hour.ca, Montreal, Philip Szporer, "Depth psychology", Jan. 2009 (Corps intérieur).

*  La Presse, Montreal, Aline Apostolka "Corps Intérieur: expérience troublante et voyeuriste", Jan. 2009,

(Corps intérieur).

*  Dfdanse: Le Magazine de la danse actuelle a Montreal, "Le corps sur le divan", Jan. 2009, (Corps intérieur).

*  Toronto Star, Naomi Carniol, "The City's A Green Canvas", Dec. 2008 (Penance).

*   Checkerspot Magazine, feature about artist's responses to climate change featuring my Penance Performance,

Oct. 2008.

* + Glendon Campus Press, Marika Kemeny, “Penance and Devotion Opens Glendon Gallery’s Current Season, York University.” Exhibition Review, Oct. 2008.

*+ Things of Desire, Mike Landry, Penance & Devotion, Web Review, Oct. 2008.

*+ L'Express: L'Hebdo Des Francophones Du Grand Toronto. Khadija Chatar, La passion de

Gareth, (French Language Review of Penance & Devotion), Oct. 2008.

*+ Campus Life Newspaper, Anna Fitzpatrick, Glendon Gallery “Exhibit Makes a Statement:

Current art exhibit takes a look at environmental issues.” Oct. 2008.

Le Métropolitain, Françoise Simon, “Pénitence et Devotion: Un act de foi pour l’environnement.”, Oct. 2008

Excalibur, York University's Community Newspaper, Alex Ross, “New Exhibit Opens At Glendon Gallery”,

Oct. 2008.

L'Express: L'Hebdo Des Francophones Du Grand Toronto, “C'est le monde à l'envers”, Oct. 2008.

The Oakville Beaver, Joanna Phillips, "Local Artist Comes of Age Garners Award", Oakville, June 2008.

Xtra: Toronto's Gay & Lesbian Biweekly, Article: Exhibition & Award Announcement, Toronto, May 2008.


+“Central Tech Alumni Show” Catalogue, Micheal Amar, Central Gallery, 2007.

+MayWorks Art Show Catalogue, Hon-Yee Chow, "Working Images: 20 Years of Art, Labour and Politics," MayWorks Festival, Toronto, 2005.


ONGOING: The Art Centre at Central Technical School, Toronto, Sept. 2008 – present,

Art Teacher: Night School Continued Education for the Toronto District School Board.

Created and teaches the course: “Art History: The Masters, 1300 - 1900, 2013- Present: 2 semesters.

Created and teaches the course: “Abstract Painting” 2011 - present: 11 semesters.

Created and teaches the course: “History of Modern Art: 1850 - present, 2011- Present: 7 semesters.

Created and taught the course: "Drawing and Painting Beginner", 2012 Summer. 1 semester.

Created and taught the course: “Paint The City”, 2008 - 2012: 12 semesters.

Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, 2007 - 2009,

Teaching Assistant. 3rd Year Painting Professional Practice, Marking Grant Applications.

Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, 2005 – 2007,

Studio Class Assistant. 1st year technical assistant Time-Based Media, Site & Intervention,

Painting & Film.


Freelance Web Designer, Gareth Bate Design, 2007 – present, Toronto, Creating Websites for Artists, garethbate.com, worldofthreadsfestival.com, colettelaliberte.com, kendrasartorelli.com, carolyndinsmore.com, elisabethpomes.com, janelowbeer.com, nicolecollins.com, hilaryinwood.ca, turleart.ca, howardpodeswa.com, janemurdochadams.com, nomidrory.com, viniyogaconnection.com, sarahnind.com, kmhunterfoundation.com, peleeislandcottage.ca, nadiaandco.com, nancykembry.com, annearmstrong.com, sharonbarr.com, janethunter.com, janeadams.ca, phillipwoolf.com, donnachudnow.com, martinmyers.com, eliasculpture.com.

Freelance Graphic Designer, Gareth Bate Design, 2003 – present,

Branding for all World of Threads Festival publications.

Poster “Corps Interieur” with David Pressault Danse, 401 Richmond Artists Open Studio,

Branding for SolidarityWorks.


APPS: Alternative Process Photography Symposium, Toronto, Mar. - May 2011,

Volunteer Co-ordinator, Promotion & Distribution.

The Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, 2005 – present,

Exhibition Services Installer. Installation of exhibitions, gallery repair and painting in The Great Hall.

David Pressault Dance, Montreal, 2007 – 2009,

Visual Artist / Set Designer. Collaborative contemporary dance project.

The Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, 2005 – 2007,

Professional Gallery Assistant. Gallery repair and painting, installation, organizing and documenting the Permanent Collection.


World of Threads Festival 2012, Assistant Festival Curator. 2010 – present.

401 Richmond Artists Open Studio, organized event featuring 20 artists. Also publicity and graphic design.

Central Tech Art Alumni Network, Founded and continue to run the organization, 2004 – present

Reunions, pub nights, monthly updates of alumni exhibitions.

World of Threads Festival, publicity, online social networking, 2008 - present.

The Art Centre at Central Technical School, Was leader for 3 years during the fight to save Central Tech art program, 2002 – 2005. Lead & coordinated 1st Graduate Exhibition at Arcadia Gallery, & Annual Exhibitions, 2004, 2005.


Loop Gallery, Toronto, 2011.

CARFAC: Ontario, Canadian Artists’ Representative, 2011.


“Weekly Fibre Artist Interviews” series. World of Threads Festival. To date Gareth and Dawne Rudman have published over 80 interviews with local, national and international contemporary fibre artists. A comprehensive archive of the most exiting fibre artists in the world.

"Ten Up and Coming Canadian Fibre Artists to Watch: Part 2", Fibre Focus Magazine, Toronto, Spring 2011.

"Ten Up and Coming Canadian Fibre Artists to Watch: Part1", Fibre Focus Magazine, Toronto, Winter 2011.

“Art Needs To Ask Bigger Questions”, Ann Hamilton's Nomadic Residency at OCAD, Canvas Magazine, Ontario College of Art & Design, Dec. 2007.

Line Break: George A. Reid Award: Winning Liberal Studies Essays 2006/2007,

The Ontario Colleg e of Art & Design, "The American Tribe Has Spoken: The Cultural Imperialism of Survivor", May 2007.


University of Toronto, International Environmental Studio, Jan. 19, 2013.

Ontario College of Art & Design, Visiting Artist Lecture, Organizer: Jessica Barr, June 2010.

The Art Centre at Central Technical School, Panel Discussion: Beginning your career as an emerging artist, Organizer: Frank Meyer. Also Featuring: Stanzie Tooth, Carolyn Dinsmore, Camilla Geary-Martin, Mar. 2010.

Ontario College of Art & Design, Visiting Artist Lecture, Organizer: Scott Sawtell, Feb. 2010.

Ontario College of Art & Design, Visiting Artist Lecture, Organizer: Jessica Barr, Sept. 2009.

Ontario College of Art & Design, Visiting Artist Lecture, Organizer: Jessica Barr, March 2009.

Art 09 Art Fair: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Panel Discussion: Communication, Identity and the Internet as it relates to Art & Culture, Toronto, Organizers: Stanzie Tooth & Li Koo (Moderators) Also Featuring: Ella Cooper, Jim Hake June 2009.

Monument National Theatre, Two Public Question and Answer Sessions. Corps Interieur Dance Production,

Danse-Cite. Also Featuring: David Pressault, Angie Cheng, David Flewelling, Karsten Krall,

Montreal, Jan 2009.