A live-work studio-gallery in Kensington Market, Toronto, Canada. 

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BECAUSE WE CAN… – A Photo Exhibition by Moses Kofi and SoTeeOh


Join us for 185 Augusta’s new exhibition featuring the photography of Moses Kofi and Soteeoh.

Thursday, October 3rd. 7-11 PM
Good Art, Good People, Good Music, Free.


About the show:

Self-taught photographers Moses Kofi and SoTeeOh share personal philosophies and creative inspirations through a series of images. Their photography consists of street scenes and portraiture from Toronto, Trinidad and Washington depicting the artists’ unique perspectives on life and creativity. Both artists employ a variety of mediums to showcase their images working with glass, wood, metal and found objects. The show is an immersive visual documentation of both artists’ life experiences: personal philosophies told through the lens.


MONOCHROME – SoTeeOh & Jimmy Chiale

Monochrome is a black and white themed art exhibition featuring new work by abstract expressionist painter Jimmy Chiale and Toronto street photographer SoTeeOh. Both artists will be showing new individual works as well as collaborative pieces that mix paint and photography.

The show is Saturday August 24th at The Annex Art Centre (1075 Bathurst St.) from 7-11 pm


The Manipulation of :: Light – Promo Video

185 Augusta presents
The Manipulation of ::light
a Solo Exhibition By Tru Ferguson
( 185Augusta Member)

Opening reception : Thursday , July25th
Time: 7-11pm
(Exhibition runs July25th – August5th)
At 185 Augusta (Kensington Market)

Tru Ferguson’s current body of work focuses on the deconstruction of the face and body into multiple layers paired with the integration of light. In doing so she invites the viewer to re-examine traditional perceptions of the human face and body on a level that goes beyond the exterior.

Photography merging with other traditional artistic medium, such as collage, re-imagining aesthetics and textures, playing with fragments and wholes, light and darkness to create different realities.

For more info:

Instagram: @truphotographer




The Manipulation of Light


















Our next exhibition will feature the work of Tru Ferguson, a member artist at 185 Augusta.

Opening Reception will take place on Thursday, July 25th, 2013, from 7-11pm. The exhibition will be open until August 5, 2013.

Please check out Tru’s indiegogo campagin for more information about her aspirations as a photographer/artist: http://igg.me/at/The-Manipulation/x/2378258



Photos of Artwork by Tru Ferguson

Press Kit Photography by SoTeeOh

Graphic Design by Javid (JAH) & Ola Ojo


Tru Ferguson’s current body of work focuses on the deconstruction of the face and body into multiple layers paired with the integration of light. In doing so she invites the viewer to re-examine traditional perceptions of the human face and body on a level that goes beyond the exterior.

She aims to create images that provoke conversation concerning concepts of self, beauty and body image. By taking traditional images and re-shaping them, Tru encourages the viewer to question what it means to be beautiful. Is beauty really just skin deep? Can it have many layers? Are you willing to define it on your own terms and not be influenced by the media’s perspective on physical beauty?

Tru Ferguson strives to challenge universal definitions of beauty laid out by popular culture, and re-define them according to her personal experiences. Rather than looking to common standards of beauty which she finds limiting, the layers in Tru’s work represent the potential for finding beauty where it is typically least expected.


SAVE ME Opening Reception



We want to thank everybody that came out to the Opening of SAVE ME on June 27, 2013!

Was an amazing party, lots of great feedback, and a righteous launch for our new charity, Artists Renaissance Kensington!

The exhibition will close July 11, 2013. Please feel free to come by before then to check out the art!





Lyrics and Vocals: a l l i e
Production: 2ND SON
Directed by : Philip Sportel



SAVE ME – A Group Art Show for Kensington Market




The 185 Augusta Collective would like to invite you to join us for the Opening Night of our next exhibition – “SAVE ME.”

Save Me is a group art show at 185 Augusta in Toronto’s Kensington Market to support the preservation of Kensington’s unique culture.

Currently several major developments are poised to drastically change the market. Save Me will show case a collection of original artwork made by artists living in or inspired by the neighbourhood with proceeds going towards establishing a trust for the preservation of Kensington Market.

This exhibition will be a landmark event for Kensington Market. Our goal is to begin a fund that will eventually be used to acquire property in the Market dedicated to live-work spaces for artists. Our response to the threat of an increased “big box” presence along the periphery of Kensington is a long-term vision for affordable housing for creative individuals and groups within the Market. In this sense, we aim to not only preserve the culture of creative production and living that is a foundation of the Market’s character, but to protect the affordable housing options for artists and designers.

More information about this initiative will be available in near future!


Facebook Event Page:


A Group Show

Opening Night: Thursday, June 27th, 2013 | 7-11pm

Exhibition Runs from June 27th – July 11th, 2013

Proceeds from the sale of paintings will be collected in a trust dedicated to creating and sustaining work-living spaces for artists in Kensington Market.


Press Kit

Photography by SOTEEOH

Graphic Design by Javid (JAH)








“Cross My Mind” is the first single from new artist, allie. It possesses a nostalgic quality reminiscent of old school R&B and Soul. Lust, desire, and indecision are interwoven in melodic unity, creating a sound that is quintessentially allie.

Join us in celebrating the release of the video for “Cross My Mind” as well as a live performance by allie.

Facebook Invite

Hear “Cross My Mind” on SoundCloud


Press Kit

Photography by Gillian Mapp & Moses Kofi.

Copy Editing by Amanda Nk.

Graphic Design by Trudi Ferguson, Ola Ojo and Javid (JAH)




Danilo M. McCallum & 185Augusta featured in The Huffington Post

Crown (Me King) - Andre 3000" - CMOTP

Crown (Me King) – Andre 3000″ – CMOTP


Great article discussing Danilo’s vision of “Why Art is Power” published in the Huffington Post yesterday. This online resource is one of the most influential alternative political media sources, featuring a range of blogs by specialists in various fields. This particular article was written by Toronto’s Che Kothari, a visionary artist, youth mentor and founder of the Manifesto Community Festival.  Click the link below to check out the article:

Danilo M. McCallum on Why Art is Power





Animated Gif courteosy of Chris Ak (@IamChrisAk)

Opening Reception @ Hashtag Gallery Tues March 19, 2013 at 7pm

SoTeeOh & JAH submitting pieces alongside Jimmy Chiale et al


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