Artist

Glace W. Lawrence

Glace Lawrence is a writer/director/producer who has merged her award-winning production experience with her passion and empathy for telling great stories. Glace began her career in the arts where she was an active member of the community arts committee at A Space. After curating and creating multidisciplinary shows as part of the committee at the gallery, in 1989 she went on to make her first film, D-E-S-I-R-E. It was curated as part of the AGO’s 2016 group show, Toronto: Tribute + Tributaries, 1971 – 1989. Glace’s independent documentary and drama projects include The Colour of Immunity, the award winning Coming To Voice, and Hotel Babylon: Heroes & Hustlers, directed by Charles Officer. Mo’ Love, her half-hour dramedy TV pilot script was 1 of 10 projects selected from 100 applicants to participate in the 2016 CaribbeanTales Incubator Program.
In the 90s Glace served on the board of the Toronto Arts Council for six years and she was a founding member of two seminal Black arts organizations – Toronto’s Black Film
& Video Network, and Canadian Artists Network: Black Artists in Action. As a Line Producer, her TV projects include the multiple award-winning doc-lifestyle series The Stagers for HGTV US & HGTV Canada, and Consumed, also for HGTV Canada.
Glace is a Co-Founder/Producer of Possible Futures Studio Inc., which just completed concept development on a narrative VR prototype. Ghosts of remembrance (Ontario Creates, CMF) explores the untold stories of Black slavery in Canada. She is a past Executive Director of the Ontario Black History Society, and a producer alumnus of the Canadian Film Centre.

Videography

Coming To Voice

1999, 51:00 minutes, colour, English

You've Got The Key

1995, 30:00 minutes, colour, English

Colour Of Immunity: The Toronto Living with AIDS project

1991, 22:00 minutes, colour, English

D-E-S-I-R-E

1989, 03:30 minutes, B&W, English

Critical Writing

big hip: Women Behind the Camera
by Glace W. Lawrence. The Word, Apr. 13, 1995.
Don't Go to Dat Place and Fool Around Like Rich Girls:: Black...
by Gabrielle Hezekiah. Cineaction, Fall 1993, no. 32.
AWIFAV in Ghana
by Glace W. Lawrence. Fuse, 1992, v. 15, no. 6.
Black On Screen
by Claire Prieto and National Film Board of Canada.