Q.W.Y.C. Programming – 21 Bottle Salute

This article was last updated on April 16, 2022

Dean Baldwin’s exhibition Queen West Yacht Club will close with an adaptation of the naval tradition of the 21 gun salute. The custom stems from naval tradition, where a warship would fire its cannons harmlessly out to sea, until all ammunition was spent, to show that it had disarmed.

Over MOCCA’s final summer at our 952 Queen Street West location, the artist’s fictitious yacht club and social venue in situ has played host to contributing artists who have gathered in a program of talks, gleaning, reading, welcoming, eating, imbibing and performing.

On the closing evening, Baldwin has invited the gallery invigilators to lead the sabering of 21 champagne bottles in a toast to the MOCCA as it raises anchor and begins its voyage west.

Join us! BYOB and something tasty to share.

For more information about MOCCA’s future site on Sterling Road, visit mocca.ca/sterling

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