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Arts & Entertainment, International

Palestinian art exhibit aims to ‘encourage dialogue’

A Montreal art gallery is offering a free online exhibition of the works of emerging contemporary artists who  live and work in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories. It includes a virtual tour of the gallery, artists’ biographies and information on the »

Arts & Entertainment

Huge public art piece to be returned after being deemed ‘too hot’

The giant polished steel artwork called ‘Wishing Well” was part of Calgary Alberta’s programme of commissioning public art works. Public art commissioned or mandated by politicians in connection with new developments,has very often been controversial, but rarely is it deemed »

Arts & Entertainment

Urban ‘pop’ art in the heart of farmland: Popsilos

We’ve all seen them as we drive past farms–big barns, big silos, and often a little weatherworn. A movement begun during Canada’s 150th anniversary is turning these huge silos into works of art. Jennifer Larocque and Mathieu Mault, co-founders of »

Arts & Entertainment, Society

Winnipeg Art Gallery exhibit shines light on least known Group of Seven member

With COVID-19 restrictions lifting in parts of Canada, the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) is inviting art lovers to escape the pandemic doldrums by reconnecting with a Western Canadian artist whose own art endured the Great Depression and blossomed despite its »

Arts & Entertainment

Canada History: June 2, 1983 – A tragic blow to Canadian music

One of Canada’s best known singer-songwriters had just performed at music festival in the U.S. and was aboard an Air Canada flight home on this date. Mid-flight, at 7 p.m. smoke was detected in the washroom which the pilots initially »

Indigenous, Society

How not to promote Arctic tourism

INARI, Finland – Travelling around Finnish Lapland can feel a lot like a throwback to Arctic Canada at times. There’s the glass igloos peaking through the trees at the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort just off the E75 road, or the umteen »

Arts & Entertainment

Picasso painting set to sell at record price in Canada

A famous painting by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso is currently on tour in Canada for the very first time before being auctioned for what could be the largest amount ever paid for an international work of art in Canada. Currently »

Arts & Entertainment

Exhibition to showcase Inuit art from Atlantic Canada

A new exhibition featuring the work of 25 known and emerging Inuit artists from Altlantic Canada is coming to Montreal in October. Nunatsiavut — Our Beautiful Land will showcase more than forty artworks by established and emerging artists, and will »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

Art exhibition highlights history of slave trade in Newfoundland

An exhibition at this year’s Bonavista Biennale in St. John, Newfoundland, highlights a dark part of the province’s history – the island’s involvement in the 18th century slave trade. Few people know, but Newfoundland built several ships in the 18th »

Arts & Entertainment

Art: the amazing Canadian artist you never heard of

Canada has produce a great many world class artists, but which have consistently been overlooked by critics. Only recently have some, such as Tom Thomson and the Group of 7 begun to be recognized internationally for their amazing talent. Still »