As the world starts opening up again we are thrilled to introduce you to our new Co-Director Team!
Lucas Cabral is stepping in as the new Artistic Director and Curator, and Dylan Dammermann is joining us in the newly created role of Director of Operations and Development
Lucas Cabral is an artist, curator, and arts administrator with a background in
marketing, communications, and community engagement. Lucas completed his BFA at
Western University and has since held positions at Harbourfront Centre, McIntosh
Gallery, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, and most recently as Executive Director at
Artcite Inc. Lucas’ studio and curatorial practice are rooted in explorations of intimacy
as nourishment and strategies of communication.
Recent curatorial projects include HOTSPOT and I Can Boogie but I Need a Certain
Song at Artcite Inc., Boogie Wonderland at LEFT Contemporary, and the 2021
Windsor/Essex Triennial of Contemporary Art at The Art Gallery of Windsor. Lucas
contributed to the development of Inclusion 2025: A Practitioners Guide to Inclusive
Museums, a project organized by the Royal Ontario Museum, Canadian Centre for
Diversity and Inclusion, and the Ontario Museum Association that aims to encourage
public art institutions to meaningfully engage diverse communities. Lucas is an
advocate for the work of artists and artist-run spaces and served on the board of
ARCCO in 2020.
Dylan Dammermann is an artist and non-profit management specialist who lives in Peterborough with her partner and cat. She has coordinated artists for festivals and film productions, but her true passion is fostering welcoming and inclusive communities. You are just as likely to find her crunching data as you are to find her tending to her botanical dye garden. In either case she is always excited to share what she is working on.