What happens when ‘90s show Art Attack meets real, working artists?

Art Works! is an online tv show where conceptual and social practice art meets how-to fun! Hosted by the “conceptual reincarnation of the greco-classical sculptural art object of the head”, watch real-life artists teach you how to make your own art works!

Learn how to bring your ideas to life through Allyson Mitchell’s process of idea-mapping, disrupt city-advertising through Sean Martindale’s poster pocket plants, or how to bake Dana Prieto’s delicious cupcakes that examine political and cultural identities! Art Works parodies the beloved 90s children’s television series Art Attack to document and share the process of socially innovative artists working today.

Created by Madeleine Co: Nicole Bazuin, Alexandra Hong, Cheryl Hsu

Produced by: Madeleine Co. and OCAD University’s Impact Collective

Featured Artists: Allyson Mitchell, Sean Martindale, Dana Prieto

The Head: Brandon Hackett

Written by: Brandon Hackett, Nicole Bazuin, Alexandra Hong, Cheryl Hsu

Featured OCAD U Students: Farihah Shah, Nicholas Aiden, Emily Neill, Kayla Polan

Director of Photography: Steven McDonnell

Editor: Nicole Bazuin

Music: Patrick Rainville

Camera Operators: Will Pemulis, Steven McDonnell

Sound Recordist: James Belyea

Set Construction: Paolo Aguila, Nimrah Syed, Kristen Thomson

Illustrations: Irene Lee

Animation: Adso Almeida Papandrea

Animation Assistant: Thais Leiros

Prop Assistant: Theresa Poirier

Sound Mix: Colton David

Colourist: Steven McDonnell

Makeup Artist: Rachel Lee

Production Assistants: Meliza Hernandez, Dan Bazuin

Website Design: Nicole Tang

Special Thanks: The Impact Collective team (Derek Liddington and Zev Farber) 



Madeleine Co.

MadeleineCo. is a Toronto-based art collective reimagining social issues through experiential storytelling and multimedia art. Projects include: Climate Talks commissioned by the Ryerson Image Centre, Creative Catalyst symposium on art and social change, internationally touring walking performance These are the People in Your Neighbourhood, and Let's Imagine Canada's Future commissioned by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Madeleine Co. has been featured in festivals such as Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Luminato, and Art of the Danforth. Learn more about past projects at www.madeleineco.com.



OCAD University

OCAD University (www.ocadu.ca) is Canada’s university of the imagination. Founded in 1876, the university is dedicated to art, design and digital media education, practice and research, and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. At OCAD University, the Impact Collective project developed out of our participation in the RECODE initiative –established by the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation in 2014 – in order to grow social innovation and entrepreneurship in the national context of post-secondary education.     


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