Chris Hampton

Chris Hampton is a Toronto-based freelance arts and culture writer. His work has appeared elsewhere in The New York Times, the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, and Canadian Art. Find him on Instagram: @chris.hampton

Latest from Chris Hampton

How much food can you grow and give away under the guise of an art project?

Adam Basanta's Artist Survival Station pushes the limits of the artist residency to distribute free fresh produce in his Montreal neighbourhood.

Can you weave a landscape? A poem? A memory?

Ariel Bader-Shamai was just looking for a way to keep her hands busy at home during isolation — but she found something much more.

Indie cinemas are getting creative during COVID-19 — but is it enough to survive?

Independent theatres are relying on everything from virtual screenings to popcorn sales to stay afloat during the pandemic.

5 stress-relieving activities recommended by art therapists that you can try at home right now

You can use items you have lying around the house, and most importantly, no art experience is necessary.

This artist is paying tribute to Canada's hidden military history — by throwing his prints in a lake

The Avro Arrow has fascinated David Trautrimas since childhood, so he decided to honour its mythology and legacy.

Try to escape the gig economy with this artist collective's new video game

GIGCO is the first release by indie game studio SpekWork — but just like the labour market's new normal, it ain't easy.

Foxconn Frequency: 3 performers face piano-based challenges — to show the human cost of our devices

Each sit at stations with an 88-key keyboard, a monitor, a 3D printer, a speaker and two webcams.

BUMP TV broadcasts 24/7 from the basement of an old Victorian — and anyone can have their own show

A group of Toronto artists have started their own online network to make television more accessible and a lot more fun.

What does it mean to 'consume'? This new exhibition asks us to reconsider our role in capitalism

Catherine Telford Keogh's "Dental Dam" makes our consumption habits appear grotesque — but beautiful, too.

Meet the Canadian craft brewers turning the beer label into a work of art

You taste with your eyes first — and with the rise of craft beer, the label has come to be understood as a canvas.

The Museum of Failure shows you that failure is actually very good for you

Innovation isn't rosy and manicured — it's rough and dirty. The museum wants us to embrace failure as a stepping stone on the pathway to progress.

Alicia Nauta's imaginative collages take you from dusty bookshelves into other dimensions

Her printmaking opens portals to other worlds, suggesting that "fantastic possibility" lies ahead.

Bethany Rose Puttkemery's enchanting and ephemeral art leaps from the pages of a fairy tale

Her installations of living flowers are fleeting — which makes them that much more powerful.

Cole Swanson's gold-plated art will make you think twice before you squash that housefly

Swanson's latest installation Monument asks us to notice, to consider and to respect what else is living in the spaces we inhabit.

This Canadian dial-up art is older than the internet, and was long thought to be lost — until now

Discover the little-known history of Telidon, which transmitted art through phones in the early 1980s.