Andrew Harwood: Séancé

PLATFORM is very excited to be presenting local Toronto transplant, Andrew Harwood, in his first solo exhibition in Winnipeg. Infamous in the Toronto Queen West scene as an artist and performer (under the stage name Madame Zsa Zsa), Harwood is crafting a new body of work confusing the internationally-renowned history of Winnipeg séance photography circa 1900, and the contemporary queer bar dance circuit. Using a hybrid installation of large-scale photography, video installation, and glue-gun sequin crafts, Harwood’s Séancé will be a feast for the eyes and senses!


  • Exhibition: 13 January – 25 February 2012
  • Opening Reception/Performance + Prefix Photo 24_Big Skies Issue Launch: Friday 13 January, 8PM
  • Artist Talk with Andrew Harwood: Saturday 18 February, 3PM
  • Intermittent Performances by Madame Zsa Zsa throughout exhibition including:
  • Friday 3 February, 5-9PM (as a part of First Fridays in the Exchange)
  • Saturday 11 February, 2-5PM: canceled
  • Saturday 25 February, 2-5PM
  • Please call ahead to ensure your place with the Madame

Please join us for the opening reception with performance / readings by Madame Zsa Zsa, the $2 Psychic

Andrew Harwood is a Winnipeg-based artist, curator, drag queen and writer. Among the first artists to establish a presence in what is now called the Queer West Village Toronto, Art and Design District, his gallery, Zsa Zsa, operated in Queer West from 1998-2005. Andrew was also a founding member of the Toronto Alternative Art Fair International Collective and served as Board of Directors President of A Space Gallery and Board Member of Gallery TPW. He has given lectures on visual art and related topics at the University of Texas, Ontario College of Art and Design, University of Waterloo, Georgian College and at artist-run centres in Ontario and Alberta. His work is held in permanent collections at the University of Guelph, Queen’s University, and in private collections. With nearly two dozen solo shows, and twice as many group shows, for his practice Harwood has received support from the Toronto and Ontario and Arts Councils. He relocated to Winnipeg in 2010 and has since been active in the local community, including commencing his graduate studies MFA at the University of Manitoba’s School of Art. Andrew Harwood is represented by Paul Petro Contemporary Art.