Visual Arts

Events listing

Indigenous Artists Use Washi: Good for the Earth

July 31-August 9, 2015

The combination of this sustainable versatile material and the talents of artists who understand its nature and its potential create very powerful works. Stitched and sculpted work by Tracey-Mae Chambers, woodblock prints on dyed blue washi by Ahmoo Angeconeb and stone and stencil prints from Cape Dorset are just some of the exciting mix in the exhibition.

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Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray, with traditional Mexican costume from the Textile Museum of Canada

August 4- 9, 2015

Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray comprises 50 photographic portraits of renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo taken by Hungarian-born photographer Nickolas Muray between 1937 and 1941. These images capture the exceptional breadth of Kahlo's persona from the photographer's unique perspective as her friend and intimate confidant.

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Self-Guided Tours at Museum of Inuit Art

August 4- 9, 2015

MIA will be offering complimentary guided tours of the museum of every day for the duration of the Planet IndigenUS Festival at 11am and 1pm.

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Beauty, Identity, Pride: Native North American Footwear

August 4- 9, 2015

Created by Indigenous peoples from diverse regions of North America, Beauty, Identity, Pride showcases exquisite craftsmanship, regional patterns, and beautiful decoration. The exhibition features rarely seen artifacts chosen entirely from the Bata Shoe Museum's foremost and comprehensive collection of Native footwear.

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Panel Discussion: Ombaasin

August 6, 2015

First Nations collective Ombaasin will present a panel discussion with communities affected by and artists drawing attention to the oil sands and proposed pipeline. Co-presented with The Power Plant.

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re:GENERATION

August 7- 9, 2015

re:GENERATION will showcase work that envisions the unending process of renewal, restoration and growth. The variety of subjects and media reflects the astonishing creative visions that continue to emerge from the 7th Generation.

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Moccasin Making Workshop

August 8- 9, 2015

Craft your very own pair of moccasins in this intensive course! Learn how to properly manipulate deerskin and use traditional hand sewing techniques to create a custom pair. Sewer and beader Rosary Spence will guide participants through the process from start to finish.

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7th Generation Image Makers: Community Mural Activation

August 8- 9, 2015

An 8x30 mural will be created on site, focused on the theme of “All Nations, One Nation: The Spirit of Indigenous Peoples.” Coinciding with the liver mural production, arts, culture, and storytelling workshops will provide valuable context for the theme.

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Performance: Ombaasin

August 8, 2015

Through the interventions of performance art, First Nations collective Ombaasin make the connection between violence on the land and violence against First Nations women.

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POWER KIDS: Collaborative Structures

August 12, 2015

Tours and workshops are led by artist-educator and Gallery Attendant Anna Bouzina and assisted by Adrienne Costantino, TD Curator of Education and Outreach Fellow. Caregivers are expected to join their children in all activities. For children ages 8–12 and their younger siblings and adult companions.

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Visual Arts: David Kibuuka

August 14-16, 2015

See the work of artist and humanitarian David Kibuuka.

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