November 01, 2011


Holiday Arts Mail-Order School At The 
Toronto International Art Fair

This past weekend was spent exhibiting the H.A.M.S. project at Art Toronto. The Hallowe’en themed correspondence mail art project run by Ian Phillips and Derek McCormack explores Hallowe’en through five lesson plans written as chapters in a fictional story designed by Phillips and written by McCormack. Through help by the AGYU a functional and somewhat scary haunted school house was installed within the booth to display not only our own multiples but also some of the best students’ work. 

 The haunted school house, complete with custom enter and exit curtains, housed blackout hallways, skeleton projections, streamers, strings and even a school room themed gallery space.

Limited edition ouija board and Peterborough map each designed and fabricated by Ian Phillips

Classroom product shelves with rcboisjoli studio’s own Bone China Clock, displayed above on a floating plinth with brown flocking and vintage bell jar.

Two cork boards of the best student work, including work by Micah Lexier, Katie Bethune-Leamen, Scott Treleaven, Derek Sulivan and many more. Some work was simply beautiful and other work was just plain fun but it all was Hallowe’en focused.  Work below features the second place winner, Ken Sparling, Colter Jacobson and Katie Bethune-Leamen’s popular projects.

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