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Justin Broadbent

Multi-disciplinary Artist in Toronto Canada

Justin Broadbent is an accomplished multi­disciplinary artist, based in Toronto. His portfolio includes works in video performance, installation, poems, funny ideas, large and small scale illustration, design, shirt design, and music video direction. Justin is also an award­ winning music video director, having worked withartists such as Metric, Serena Ryder, Shad, Dragonette and Birthday Boy. His accolades include five MuchMusic Video Award nominations, a CBC Bucky Award, and perhaps most notably, a Juno for the 2013 Record Package of The Year. Justin’s MuchFact­ funded music video for Shad’s “The Old Prince Lives At Home” was selected by MuchMusic as one of the 100 Best Videos of the Decade.
In addition to his work as an artist, Justin is also a celebrated curator and art director. His work in directing and promoting the Art Gallery of Ontario’s annual MASSIVE party in 2013 and 2014 led to two consecutive sold­ out events. He has also worked with Absolut Vodka, Microsoft, KEDD, and The Gardiner Museum to create one­day experiential art exhibits, and recently completed large scale art installations for Honda and Vitamin Water. His free­hand illustrations and keen sense of design that have led to partnerships with Kiehl’s and Holt Renfrew, respectively creating a limited edition label and sweatshirt graphic. Justin also created the branding and web design for the Oscar ­nominated short film I Met The Walrus. Justin has become notorious for his humour and whimsy, curating the internet for his 4,500+ followers on Instagram with daily inspirations.

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PAST VOL 34

Toronto @ Rally
Oct 20, 2015