A walk through in photos and audio commentary of Hamilton’s Barton Village, where I live. Looking for art and at derelict storefronts, one realizes there is a lot of potential for this to be an area where galleries / studios could thrive. Amazed that one of the most widely acknowledged poor neighbourhoods of any major Canadian city is only 45 minutes away from downtown Toronto.
For me as an artist living in the area, this slideshow is a record of a time and place to refer back to as the neighbourhood changes.
Commentary by Chris and Jen (dumb critics) as we discuss the state of the area, the local BIA and artists working in the community.