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Scarborough Slang

Omar Hopkinson, Joseph Adinkrah

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This artwork will be available from February 1 - February 28, 2022

A trip through Scarborough can make one feel as though they’ve entered a new country, with slang from immigrant cultures mixing to create new and exciting expressions. It’s a Scarborough Ting Still highlights the beauty of the language of Scarborough. Not familiar...? don’t worry, we’ve got you, and even you can immerse yourself in the language of Scarborough. Seen!  

Visual artist Omar ‘Oms’ Hopkinson uses the art of graffiti to showcase some of the words anyone from, or visiting Scarborough needs to know, while Joseph Adinkrah, gives us a hands-on tutorial of how these words can be used. Join us at this speaker's corner type kiosk, to learn this slang, and even record yourself putting it to use. Yuh done know!  

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ArtworxTO Hub EAST | Scarborough Town Centre - PAST EXHIBITION

This hub was located at 300 Borough Dr, Scarborough, ON M1P 4P5

Curator: The Spoken Soul Collective

STC is well-known for its deep connections to creative communities, arts, culture and representing the people of Scarborough. The Spoken Soul Collective’s Paulina O’Kieffe-Anthony, Dwayne Morgan and Randell Adjei continue to write this story through their curated exhibition "Scarborough: The Backbone" showcasing the wealth of talent in Toronto, in fun, engaging ways, while creating opportunities for the public to get in on the action. Stay tuned for workshops, programs and performances with hub partners Scarborough Arts.