Blink Night Cafe was a twist on the classic haunt of insomniacs, playing with tropes associated with hospitality, place settings and chance conversations with strangers in the wee hours. With the collaborative efforts of the Blink Collective, Header House in Major's Hill park, became a pop-up, open air venue with a unique ambiance. Hot drinks, jazzy tunes, mid-night chats and art games with artists on swing shifts provided a respite to Nuit Blanchers. The cafe table tops became galleries unto themselves, set with an eclectic variety of tea and coffee decanters, lamps, interactive napkins and handmade table cloths. The Blink artists employed their talents in installation, assemblage, sculpture, performance, paper-making and drawing.
Photos by Tom Evans