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I would like to thank all the artists who participated in the event, all the Ghost Hole Resident artists, Lisa and co. at Artscape for all their help making this event happen, Brain and his crew on the Ghost Ship, Jamie Shannon and his boat The Girlfriend, Adrian Dilena at Whippersnapper for leanding us sound equipment, Jesjit Gil at for the amazing job on posters/tickets and to everyone who came out (dispite the frankenstorm) and experienced Ghost Hole IV.

Without all of you I would not have been able to achieve my Halloween Dream!

Thank you for making this year SPOOKTACULAR!


-Vanessa Rieger

(Ghost Hole Curator)


This year for Ghost Hole IV, there’s a new residency aspect to the event. As the curator, this is my first ever experience conducting a residency. I decided it would be a fun project to not only help facilitate this residency, but to also conduct interviews with it’s participants to showcase their projects and let guests get familiarized with their work and their process. I’ve just finished conducting the first two. Stay tuned for more interviews.

-Vanessa Rieger



Poster illustration by Patrick Kyle. Printed by Jesjit Gill.

This year we have over 30+ artists contributing to the event!

Participating Artists:
Brandon Dalmer
Sarah Kilpack
Deirdre Fraser-Gudrunas
Alison Thompson
Morris Fox
Emily Colquhoun
Sarah Friend
Sarah McCaw
Courtney Parks
Melissa Fisher
Sasha Foster
Airin Mcguinty
Pat Jefferies
David Hanes
Dan Epstein
Vlade Shestakov
Brian Schirk
Beth Richards
Lo Bil
Brian Schirk
Beth Richards
Jamie Ross
Don Miller
Zain Burgees
Marlaina Read
Luisa Ayala
Nick Flanagan

Collaborations by:
Chris Boni & Seth Scriver
Randy Gagne & Mani Mazinani
Jessie Currell & Rebecca Noone
Neelam Kler & Albin Loostrom

With Performances by:
Dune Buddies
Nick Flanagan
Sunken Skulls
Cell Memory and Castle If
Maylee Todd aka MALOO

Artscape Gibraltar Point has offered a limited time studio residency special just for Ghost Hole IV! Take advantage of this incredible offer!
The Ghost Hole Residency is administrated by artist and Artscape Director Lisa Cristinzo and facilitated by artist and Ghost Hole creator Vanessa Rieger. They will assist artists in a self-directed residency helping them explore the dark spaces of Gibraltar Point and surrounding areas. All artists welcome (multidisciplinary friendly).

The Ghost Hole Residency offer is only for the month of October and is a great deal for any artist who would like to be involved in a residency program. The Gibraltar Point Artscape Residency is a beautiful and magical place to discover and explore. It’s located near Halan’s Point right next to the mysterious (and haunted) Light House. The old public school itself has been on the island for years and has a lot of history. By participating in the residency it gives artists the opportunity to investigate the space and the building and not to mention the experience of participating in an Artscape residency and the Ghost Hole IV event.

For the amazing price of $265 plus HST you will receive:
-2 weeks of unlimited studio access (october 15th to the 31st.)
-bedroom lodging
-Shared Kitchen/Lounge with phone and communal computer, TV, DVD player and VHS, Wifi, coin laundry.
-Automatic involvement and participation in Ghost Hole IV
-Opportunity to dedicate an amount of time on your piece for Ghost Hole and opportunity to really explore the building and the surrounding areas.

Other Amenities include:

Sprawling lawns with picnic tables and a BBQ
Gardens filled with flowers, herbs, fruit and vegetables
Bike Rentals
Work Shed with table saw
Black & White Darkroom
A small library

Artscape has 4 large studios to share, plus 10 bedrooms from the 15th to the 31st. There is an opportunity for an earlier start of October 6th, please inquiry, space is limited. Apply ASAP to reserve your spot!

Treat yourself to a creative Halloween island experience like no other! Contact Lisa Cristinzo at 416-392-1030 or email for further details and booking information.

Installation by Vanessa Rieger at Ghost Hole I.

Its that time of year when the light begins to fade and the shadows come out to play. Through painstaking hours of divination and communing with spirits, this year’s Ghost Hole IV has determined to reveal itself on Toronto Island’s Haunted Public School. (aka Artscape’s Gibraltar Point Art Residency)

For detailed information on the location CLICK HERE.

Toddler Body performing at Ghost Hole II in Double Double Land afterparty.

GHOST HOLE IV will be opening between these dates:
October 26th and 27th, 2012.

This October 2012, we are looking for creative ghosts and ghouls to activate the old public school by presenting artworks, photographs, installations, performances, dance, storytelling and other ritualistic means of activating the space.

Also this year, art-psychics and their mediums will be welcomed to rent spaces in Artscape and participate in the Ghost Hole 2 week residency prior to event.

Installation by Brandon A. Dalmer and Cameron Stott at Ghost Hole II

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OCTOBER 7th at Midnight

Performance installation by Maggie Flynn at Ghost Hole III.