Brandon Lorimer

Simon Beck is the world’s preeminent “snow artist”

As we drag on through the latter end of winter, it’s hard not to feel the drain of the cold weather and the short hours of sunlight—especially with the ceaseless isolation of the pandemic. Yet there are some artists who bring such liveliness to the world during, and in fact because of, the winter months. […]

National Gallery of Canada creates Department of Indigenous Ways and Decolonization

It’s no secret that many of the western world’s art institutes have been stuck in many isolating, regressive trends. With predominantly white, Euro-centric viewpoints, collections, and heads, this narrow lens often supports a colonial understanding of the art world with little speaking to the creations and experiences of Indigenous peoples. This past year saw the […]

David Byrne’s ‘Theater of the Mind’ set for world premiere

Having made his mark in many mediums over the decades, David Byrne—of Talking Heads fame—is an artist of every facet. From his legendary musical creations to sharing his findings of the medium in his non-fiction treatise How Music Works, from his keen theatrical senses and output to his strikingly humble “tree drawings”: David Byrne is […]

Picasso NFTs shut down by family members

As the untiring march of NFTs begins to find more and more footholds across the arts existent art industry, we are bound to see this trend touched on by legendary artists and their descendants. One such name of massive note that has been recently coiled around the platform is that of Pablo Picasso. In a […]

The Tragedy of Macbeth is a brooding masterpiece

One half of one of the world’s most iconic cinematic duos, Joel Coen has dipped his toes deep into the depths of theatre with his solo directorial debut, and it is as engrossing as one would get. Tackling none other than Shakespeare’s cursed King of Scotland, The Tragedy of Macbeth is a true-to-source adaptation, but […]

Lost Soul Animal Rescue is a spirited delve into nature’s fragility

With many theatres across the globe once again seeing productions shut down and doors closing for who knows how long, existent streams of digital storytelling are a good fallback for many theatre companies. And in their third audio drama since the Theatre for the Ears project began, Sound the Alarm delivers something that is equal […]

Nina Lee Aquino appointed as NAC’s English artistic director

Canada’s National Arts Centre has remained the head of the country’s performing arts for over half a century. Situated in the capital of Ottawa, it serves as not only a home for renowned Canadian theatre but a massive investor in both English and French theatre throughout the country, bringing national productions to international eyes. This […]