Anne Foster Windows

In celebration of Hamilton’s music scene, local artists have been invited to design music-themed displays for the Anne Foster Windows. The Anne Foster Windows are located in the historic Lister Building, 28 James Street North, in the same storefront where the Anne Foster Music shop operated from 1942 to 1995.

Opening Reception for Dave Gould’s Anne Foster Windows Display


The City of Hamilton invites the public to attend the opening reception for the newest Anne Foster Windows display on Friday June 14, 2019 from 6 to 9 pm at the Tourism Hamilton Visitor Centre, 28 James Street North

Created by local visual and audio artist/musician Dave Gould, the window display features instruments made by the artist from the “bone section” of his Audiotorium Orchestra. Using found and repurposed items such as whalebones, antlers and toilets, Gould takes a D.I.Y. approach when creating instruments and finding sounds.

The opening reception will include performances by Gould on his one of a kind musical instruments at 6:30 and 8:30 pm. The reception takes place during the monthly James Street North Art Crawl however the display can be viewed until August 26, 2019.

More information about Dave Gould's performance schedule and videos with audio are available at www.davegould.ca.

Call For Artists

The City of Hamilton invites Hamilton artists to propose installations for the Anne Foster Windows Program that celebrate Hamilton's music scene. Each window installation will be displayed for approximately 3 months and a $1,000 honorarium is paid to the selected artist. Interested artists are encouraged to contact staff if they would like to propose a window display. The City of Hamilton’s Tourism and Culture Division coordinates this pilot program as part of their ongoing support of Hamilton’s creative industries.

Current Display

Anne Foster Window - Stylo Starr

Read more about the current window display in the Anne Foster Windows:

POPSTARRS: A Retrospective [2011-NOW] (PDF, 88 KB)
by Stylo Starr

Past Displays

Anne Foster Windows Display: Ariel Bader-Shamai

[Untitled] (PDF, 209.78 KB)
by Ariel Bader-Shamai

Jeff Butters Anne Foster windows display

Go for the Byrne (PDF, 316 KB)
by Jeff Butters

Jude Johnson's Anne Foster Windows display

My Roots are Showing Too (PDF, 332 KB)
by Jude Johnson

Anne Foster Windows Whitney Mcmeekin Display

An Ode to Anne Foster (PDF, 173 KB)
by Whitney McMeekin

Image of artwork by Denise Higginson

Try Not to Believe (PDF, 105.5 KB)
by Denise Higginson

Contact

Sarah Ehmke
Cultural Projects Specialist, Creative Industries and Cultural Development
Tourism and Culture Division, City of Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 7505
E-mail: Sarah.Ehmke@hamilton.ca