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National Gallery of Canada announce foundational change through Ankosé

As a nation, Canada has been coming to a necessary and long overdue reckoning with its history of violence against entire Indigenous generations. With the ongoing investigation of the country’s former residential schools—institutions that attempted to wipe out Indigenous culture with little regard for those they confined—there is yet another signal flare going off for […]

Stratford’s ‘Othello’ grips with a fraught, familiar world

As it moves closer to the opening of Stratford Festival’s 2021 season, the North American mecca of Shakespearean theatre is continuing to connect with their audiences through a weekly free livestream of productions contained in their STRATFEST@HOME catalogue. Fans get to vote between three different titles that fall under some banner of similarity across the […]

STRATFEST@HOME enchants with menacing production of ‘Macbeth’

In advance of their recently announced and newly revamped 2021 season, the Stratford Festival has decided to give theatre lovers some weekly works to look forward to. Streaming live on Thursday nights, the beloved Ontario Shakespeare and theatre festival is presenting offerings from their STRATFEST@HOME program for free. Using a similar model to the lauded […]

Stratford Festival announces newly formatted outdoor season

It’s understandable that many places around the globe won’t see a return to normal theatre festivals for quite some time. With the presence of the pandemic still strongly felt, the notion of large congregations of people hustling from venue to venue and waiting in cramped lobbies seems like a veritable impossibility. And while plenty of […]

Montreal galleries reopen after months of restrictions

Over the past year, it’s been tough for art lovers to get their fix in reliable ways. With galleries and exhibition spaces in flux with the tide of the pandemic- and some finding their doors shuttered permanently because of it- there has been a revolving door of celebration and disappointment when it comes to viewing […]

Montreal artist Junko manifests creatures from repurposed garbage

The city of Montreal is no stranger to public sculptures. Home to an eclectic collection of statues that are dotted across the map of the entire city, it’s hard to pick a walking path through the downtown area or Old Montreal that doesn’t pass by at least one eye-catching sculpture. Recently, some new sculptures have […]

Phi Centre’s ‘Connected by art’ brings community and art together

Throughout the ongoing closures of 2020, many galleries and exhibition spaces have pivoted to a digital presentation space. And while there are plenty of successful endeavours in this vein, some have dealt with the changes in a wonderfully smooth fashion. Montreal’s Phi Centre is so entrenched in the realm of virtual reality that it is […]