We were contacted by Andrea Carson of VoCA (View on Canadian Art) recently, and she writes:
Canada has a strong culture of Government funded artist-run centres in every province. These are public galleries, run by artists for artists, with a strong exhibition program that supports artists from Canada and abroad. Another type of artist-run gallery in Toronto opened earlier this month. 47 Gallery is run by three artists, Dennis Lin, Jaclyn Quaresma and Jennifer McGregor, with – so far – no grants, investors or outside funding. But it’s not an artist-run centre. Here is the resulting interview.
Note: Jennifer has since left 47 with a new love named Olivia Margaret, her baby girl. Keep tabs on her at http://jennifermcgregor.blogspot.com/.