[in]sites is a site-specific series presented by Public Energy Performing Arts, Artspace, and the Art Gallery of Peterborough. The goal of [in]sites is to open dialogues around the relationships that exist between performance, site, and responsive contemporary art practices.

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2019 Schedule:

September 15-October 19

Overlay of the Land | Aylan Couchie
Visit one of two Magical Gumball Machines of Fate, which dispense artist multiples for $2 a pop. Stickers designed by artist Aylan Couchie call audiences to action and combat the colonial erasure of Indigenous rights and presence.
Peterborough Square, 340 George St N
Enwayaang – Peter Gzowski College, Trent University, basement level, 2510 Pioneer Rd
Presented by Artspace with The Magical Gumball Machine of Fate

October 3, 5-7pm

Gitigaazh 2019: Soundings and Corn Roast | Jenn Cole & Ron Benner
An immersive installation that offers audiences a new way of understanding plants and their presence in the land through sound, performance, and storytelling. Performance followed by a community corn roast. Project organized by William Kingfisher.


Peterborough Lift Lock, at the community garden, 220 Hunter St. E

Presented by Artspace

October 4, 7-10 pm and October 5, 4-7pm

Trophy | Sarah Conn & Allison O’Connor
Witness stories of life-changing moments of transformation in this pop-up living installation built around true stories by people from our community. Drop in anytime during performance times. There will be a bus leaving the Art Gallery of Peterborough at 4pm delivering passengers to Fleming Park. The bus is FREE and open to the public.


Fleming Park, 427 Aylmer St. N (corner of Brock and Aylmer streets)

Presented by Public Energy Performing Arts and Downtown Peterborough

October 5, 2-4pm

Enough, is enough, is enough | Michelle Bellemare
Living for the Fame | Chris Ironside
Celebrate the opening of our fall exhibitions. Artists Michelle Bellemare and Chris Ironside facilitate spatial and material transitions; transplanting and translating, Bellemare explores emotional and physical vulnerability while Ironside considers the currency of gay images.
The Art Gallery of Peterborough, 250 Crescent St
Presented by the Art Gallery of Peterborough

October 6, 11am-1pm

Fitting In: [in]sites Artist Panel Discussion | Sarah Conn,
Aylan Couchie, Chris Ironside, Allison O’Connor & Anne

Join us for a discussion with the artists from the 2019 [in]sites series as they discuss their projects and site-based practices.

The Art Gallery of Peterborough, 250 Crescent St
Presented by the Art Gallery of Peterborough with Artspace and Public Energy Performing Arts


[in]SITES will foster deep curiosity in individuals and communities and their relationship to it.


[in]SITES will create opportunities for multidisciplinary artists working with site-responsive
contemporary art practices.

What We Do

[in]SITES is a collaboration between the Art Gallery of Peterborough, Artspace, and Public
Energy. It is a month-long annual series which features work by artists who challenge histories,
structures, and particularities of place via site-responsive contemporary art practices.


● We pay industry-standard rates to all participating artists.
● We understand site to encompass colonial histories, hierarchies, and dynamics of power.
● We are committed to building communities and engaging community members.
● We value partnerships and collaboration and sharing resources between arts and
community organizations.
● We value a wide range of contemporary art practices.
● We create opportunities for discussion, exchange, critical engagement, and learning.
● We are committed to economically accessible programming.
● We are committed to inclusive and accessible programming.
● We create opportunities for artists from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds.

Thank You!

Public Energy gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our 2020-21 Season Funders and Sponsors.

Major Season Sponsor

BMO Wealth Management BMO Nesbitt Burns

Accessibility Sponsor

Lloyd Carr Harris Foundation logo

Season Sponsors & Funders

Canadian Council For The Arts logoJo Pillon Royal Lepage logoOntario Arts Council logoCanadian Heritage logo
Peterborough logoKawartha Now LogoWedesign logoHi Ho Silver Logo