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Kalum Teke Dan’s ‘Sunset Song’ bricked up by construction

It was an incredibly poor decision and even worse timing. Canada had just celebrated its first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a newly instated national holiday focussing on the struggles Indigenous populations have faced in Canada and non-Indigenous citizens’ efforts to become aware and better allies. But in Calgary, Alberta, just after the day […]

Wendy Williams Watt’s ‘Big Love Balls’ bounce into hearts of the public

A common thread throughout the majority of public art is positivity. Whether this is through the form of performance, statue, or mural, a strong desire woven into many pieces meant for pedestrian consumption is that they strike a bright chord. While there are certainly those of empowering or socio-politically critical bends, there is certainly a […]

Program Sound FM- a radio station show for storytellers

Radio is becoming a more and more archaic means of consumption every passing year. With the vast majority of music listeners not even having private collections, opting instead for streaming services, most people shuffle a playlist and call it a day. But even if the majority of people only hear the radio when walking around […]

BLM Canada opens Wildseed, a new community and arts centre

Correction (07/19/21): This article originally stated that the new Wildseed Centre was being designed and developed by the team of Tom Kuo and Helen Yung of Foundation Creative Studio and Bryan Lee of Colloquate, but this was the team for Widseed’s original space. The new project’s team is being determined with the Black Planning Project […]

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 […]