Paris of the North

Image: Nebula, Yukon, Canada, Charles Stankievech with Sophie Springer. Penetrating further into the realms of the winter king, we inspect his fortress,


The Compulsive Browse

Image: McGill Archives, Compulsive Browse The Compulsive Browse Colloquium You look at this, you look at that. Concordia University, Montréal,


The Walker of the Snow

Image: Courtesy of the Dawson City Museum, 1994.123.20 Monday, December 6 at Macaulay House, KIAC artist residence, corner of 7th and Princess


Welcome to the Leisure Projects Website.

We are an independent artist-curator initiative that explores popular imaginaries of leisure through curated exhibitions, performed events or published texts. Leisure Projects is the delirious brainchild of artists Meredith Carruthers and Susannah Wesley.

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Hair Follies ~ La Perruque

Leisure Projects is pleased to present Hair Follies as the first exhibition of 2009 at the Concordia University FOFA 1 gallery. Sometimes...

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Kevin Finlayson: Parade

Leisure Projects presents new drawings by Kevin Finlayson at the Holden Gallery of Warren Wilson College. The exhibition gives the Leisure Projects...

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Still Life – Leisure, 1936

Image: Madame Yevonde, Still Life – Leisure, 1936 Madame Yevonde (1893 − 1975) was the professional name of Yevonde Cumbers, who was born in...

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Watching Water: Views of Niagara Falls

In the heat of SUMMER!, a detail from Watching Water: Views of Niagara Falls, Leisure Projects’ contribution to AbC’s WATER anthology. With special...

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About Us

All About Leisure

Meredith Carruthers and Susannah Wesley are artists and curators based in Montreal. Working together under the name “Leisure” since 2004, their collaborative practice explores the intersection between imaginary narrative and socio-historical research. Using both the strategies of curating and art-making, they create a productive space for leaps of the imagination and understanding. Carruthers and Wesley have produced exhibitions and special projects in collaboration with venues in Canada and abroad, and have participated in residencies in Banff, Dawson City, Haliburton and Vienna. Their recent projects include Witch Trap(2012) at ESP, Toronto and A Line / Aligner (2012) presented at La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, Montreal as part of the multi-venue project Out Of Line, curated by Renee Baert.