Main Squared Festival

OPEN CALL: Main Squared Festival

DEADLINE: May 18, 2017 (5pm EST)


Main Squared is a multidisciplinary 10-day public art festival that will activate and explore the under-used public square at the corner of Main Street and Danforth Avenue in Toronto (August 26 – September 3, 2017).

Drawing inspiration and insight from historical “public squares” while tapping into community aspirations, the festival will invite residents, community members, and the general public to reimagine the square as a space for social engagement, discourse, and civic activism. Read the full post

Cutlery Canopy

CUTLERY CANOPY | April 17 – 28

Artist: Labspace Studio (John Loerchner and Laura Mendes) Curator: CD Sonter Environmental Consultants Cutlery Canopy is a large-scale public art installation constructed from recycled wooden pallets and over 20,000 pieces of disposable cutlery salvaged from the building’s food courts. That’s equivalent

Commissioned by Brookfield Property Partners for Earth Week


Sculpting New Reads | Jan 28 – Apr 22

We are very excited to be remounting this special exhibition at the Toronto Reference library. If you missed it at The Word On The Street festival this past September, be sure to pop into the library to view these four

Jan 28 - Apr 22, 2017
Toronto Reference Library | Curated by Labspace Studio


Between Doors, Brussels Edition

Participative installation Between Doors raises the issue of choice. Are we truly the masters of our own decisions or is the freedom of choice nothing more than an illusion? The audience is invited to take part to a social and artistic

Oct 1, 2016
Commission for Nuit Blanche Brussels


Sculpting New Reads 2016

Sculpting New Reads is the third annual contemporary art program of The Word On The Street Toronto –  Canada’s largest book and magazine festival. Held on the grounds of the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, this exhibition brings together Canadian artists

September 25, 2016
Presented by The Word On The Street Toronto


Passage (Ontario Place)

“John Loerchner and Laura Mendes of Labspace Studio continue their practice of sustainable art-making by repurposing old canoes through a unique installation on the silos that were first built to house an ‘Ontario North’ exhibit.” in/future A Festival of Art

Sep 15 - 25, 2016
Commission for in/future


Do you have an old, damaged or unusable canoe collecting dust?

We’ll take it! Give your old canoe a second life. Help us create a new art installation at Ontario Place honouring Toronto’s historical portage route. Contact us at 416-836-1516 or to arrange a pick-up. Deadline to donate: August 23, 2016.

Call for Canoes!


New Public Art Commission in Nanaimo, BC

Thanks to the City of Nanaimo, British Columbia, for inviting us to create a brand new version of our Passage installation for their Public Art Program. Passage, along with eight other installations, will be on display in May 2016 as part

May 2016
City of Nanaimo, BC, Public Art Commission


Between Doors, Boston Edition

Part installation, part sociological survey, Between Doors invites audiences into an evolving narrative on the nature of choice. What is choice? Are we the sum of our choices? Are we in control of the choices we make, or is choice

Oct 3 - 4, 2015
Commission for Illuminus, Boston


Sculpting New Reads 2015

Sculpting New Reads is the annual installation art program of The Word On The Street Toronto –  Canada’s biggest book and magazine festival. Curated by Labspace Studio, this contemporary art program brings together Canadian artists and authors to explore how books

Oct 22 - Nov 1, 2015
Commission for The Word On The Street Toronto