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Unfold Time: The Art of Leo Yerxa

  Unfold Time celebrates the life and work of Leo Yerxa (1947–2017), the award-winning artist, poet, and writer from Couchiching First Nation. The exhibition brings together Leo’s writings – his memories, reflections, and poems – with his art. Combined, they take us on a journey, revealing how Leo’s extraordinary talents unfolded over five decades. About […]

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Beads, they’re sewn so tight

  Beads, they’re sewn so tight features the work of four contemporary artists who innovate in the field of beading and quillwork. Over 40 beaded works by Bev Koski, Katie Longboat, Jean Marshall, and Olivia Whetung included in the this exhibition guest curated by Lisa Myers and organized by the Textile Museum of Canada in […]

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Unmasking Brain Injury

Brain Injury Services of Northern Ontario (BISNO) and Brain Injury Association of Thunder Bay and Area (BIATBA), as community partners with the Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) will be unveiling Unmasking Brain Injury in honour of Brain Injury Awareness Month. Unmasking Brain Injury is an international movement and, through the coordination of the Ontario Brain Injury Association […]

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Our Garden of Art

This exhibition highlights the work from participants and the remarkable artists who facilitate the creative process for Willow Springs Creative Centre’s many art programs. To make art accessible to all, Willow Springs Creative Centre strives to seek out opportunities to bring art making to those who are often excluded, by learning how to adapt, alter […]

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Fresh Perspectives

Celebrate the artwork of students from Thunder Bay and the region. For over 30 years, the Thunder Bay Art Gallery has hosted this annual secondary school art exhibition in conjunction with Lakehead Public Schools, the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board, and regional high schools. 2019 participation includes artworks from Nipigon-Red Rock District High School, […]

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Shattered basin, fired thing

Andrea Pinheiro, Yucca Mountain through chain, linked, 2019, 4×5″ b&w film   For this installation, multimedia artist Andrea Pinheiro projects a 16 mm film of various nuclear and geographically significant sites across the Southwestern United States and Northern Ontario onto a large screen made of clay and roots. Pinheiro spent the past year travelling to and recording […]

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The Writing on the Wall: The Work of Dr. Joane Cardinal-Schubert, RCA

Playful, yet astute observation informs the art of the late Joane Cardinal-Schubert on display at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery this summer. An artist, activist, curator, poet, writer and mentor from Western Canada, Cardinal-Schubert addresses and reassesses the history that Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples share. Although many works in the exhibition were created 20 or […]

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Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School Student Exhibition

The 4th annual Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School Exhibition, students weave their voices and identities to explore art, culture, language, traditions, and perspectives using a wide variety of media and approaches. Students from 24 Northwestern Ontario communities attend Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School with many flying in from remote areas. The school supports students in […]

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Norval Morrisseau: Works from the Permanent Collection

  Norval Morrisseau (1932-2007) was one of the most innovative artists of the twentieth century. His beliefs, experiences, and challenges are evocatively portrayed in his art. Morrisseau’s life and experiences are also recounted in poet and literary scholar Armand Ruffo’s biography Norval Morrisseau: Man Changing into Thunderbird (2014). Hence, this exhibition charts the Morrisseau’s artistic […]

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