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Common Waters

  • Design at Riverside Gallery 7 Melville Street South Cambridge, ON, N1S 2H4 Canada (map)

June 14 – September 15, 2019
Design at Riverside

Opening: Friday, June 14 at 7:00pm, FREE

Common Waters is a community project that examines our relationship with water and provides a platform for us to discuss some of the most pressing issues of our time. This project explores diverse artistic, scientific, cultural, and personal perspectives through a curated sequence of art installations, workshops, discussions, gatherings, and excursions. These activations provide a platform for considering our shared waters through the lenses of environment, identity, history, and sustainability.

Like water, this project is designed to be fluid and it will ebb and flow through various installations, performances, activations, workshops, and talks. Throughout Common Waters, works will be on display for periods of time but may not be installed for the full duration so that we can provide space for new voices and artistic expressions.

Please join us from June 14 to September 15 to participate in this important project and visit our two project site locations, situated on either side of the Grand River: BRIDGE Storefront on Main Street and the Design at Riverside Gallery on Melville Street.

Common Waters features atworks by: Jane Austin, Norman Barney, Danny Custodio, John Healey, Hua Jin, Justin Langille, Jennifer Martin, Monique Martin, Kelly O’Neill, Rochelle Rubinstein, and Cindy Stelmackowich; with performances by: Patrick Allaby, and Tess Martens.

For a full list of performances, talks, and workshops, visit or