Aug
27
2:00pm 2:00pm

Studio Sundays: Musical Collage

2 - 4 PM | All ages are welcome. Free admission, no registration necessary.

Musical Collage

Make art you can feel in more ways than one!  Enjoy a multi-sensory art project where we create collages as a response to music using many textured materials.

About Studio Sundays:

Studio Sundays, presented by Great West Life, London Life, and Canada Life, offer hands-on art activities and family-friendly explorations of themes in our current exhibitions every Sunday from 2 - 4pm, led by a trained Gallery Facilitator in the BMO Learning Centre.

The first Sunday of every month at the MacKenzie is Storytelling Sunday, where Gallery Facilitators read and tell stories related to works on view in the Gallery, followed by an exhibition-related art activity. Special Sundays throughout the year include guest artist-led workshops, musical performances and more in the galleries.

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Aug
20
2:00pm 2:00pm

Studio Sundays: Artful Names

2 - 4 PM | All ages are welcome. Free admission, no registration necessary.

Artful Names

Create a beautiful calligraphy image of your own name to hang up on your door, in your bedroom, or in any space that needs personalizing.

About Studio Sundays:

Studio Sundays, presented by Great West Life, London Life, and Canada Life, offer hands-on art activities and family-friendly explorations of themes in our current exhibitions every Sunday from 2 - 4pm, led by a trained Gallery Facilitator in the BMO Learning Centre.

The first Sunday of every month at the MacKenzie is Storytelling Sunday, where Gallery Facilitators read and tell stories related to works on view in the Gallery, followed by an exhibition-related art activity. Special Sundays throughout the year include guest artist-led workshops, musical performances and more in the galleries.

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Aug
13
2:00pm 2:00pm

Studio Sundays: Maps of our Memories

2 - 4 PM | All ages are welcome. Free admission, no registration necessary.

Maps of our Memories

Taking inspiration from the works of Alex Janvier, create an abstract map of a location related to a memory.  Use symbols and lines to show your relationships to that location.

About Studio Sundays:

Studio Sundays, presented by Great West Life, London Life, and Canada Life, offer hands-on art activities and family-friendly explorations of themes in our current exhibitions every Sunday from 2 - 4pm, led by a trained Gallery Facilitator in the BMO Learning Centre.

The first Sunday of every month at the MacKenzie is Storytelling Sunday, where Gallery Facilitators read and tell stories related to works on view in the Gallery, followed by an exhibition-related art activity. Special Sundays throughout the year include guest artist-led workshops, musical performances and more in the galleries.

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Aug
6
2:00pm 2:00pm

Studio Sundays: Storytelling Sunday - Mandala Poems in response to "The Lorax" by Dr. Seuss

2 - 4 PM | All ages are welcome. Free admission, no registration necessary.

Mandala Poems in response to The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

Inspired by the lessons of caring for our environment in The Lorax, children and parents will work together to create a mandala poem about how they interact with their environment.

About Studio Sundays:

Studio Sundays, presented by Great West Life, London Life, and Canada Life, offer hands-on art activities and family-friendly explorations of themes in our current exhibitions every Sunday from 2 - 4pm, led by a trained Gallery Facilitator in the BMO Learning Centre.

The first Sunday of every month at the MacKenzie is Storytelling Sunday, where Gallery Facilitators read and tell stories related to works on view in the Gallery, followed by an exhibition-related art activity. Special Sundays throughout the year include guest artist-led workshops, musical performances and more in the galleries.

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Jul
30
2:00pm 2:00pm

Studio Sundays: Finding the Spaces

2 - 4 PM | All ages are welcome. Free admission, no registration necessary.

Finding the Spaces

Consider how artists like Alex Janvier use negative space in their work.  Come create an abstract chalk-pastel artwork focusing on the spaces around objects rather than drawing the objects themselves.

About Studio Sundays:

Studio Sundays, presented by Great West Life, London Life, and Canada Life, offer hands-on art activities and family-friendly explorations of themes in our current exhibitions every Sunday from 2 - 4pm, led by a trained Gallery Facilitator in the BMO Learning Centre.

The first Sunday of every month at the MacKenzie is Storytelling Sunday, where Gallery Facilitators read and tell stories related to works on view in the Gallery, followed by an exhibition-related art activity. Special Sundays throughout the year include guest artist-led workshops, musical performances and more in the galleries.

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Jul
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

Film Screening: 'Through the Repellent Fence'

Film Screening: Through the Repellent Fence

THROUGH THE REPELLENT FENCE follows art collective Postcommodity as they strive to construct Repellent Fence, a two-mile long outdoor artwork that straddles the U.S.-Mexico border. Postcommodity consists of three Native American artists who “put land art in a tribal context.” Aided by the communities on both sides of the border in 2015 the artists installed a series of 28 huge inflatable spheres emblazoned with an insignia known as the “open eye” that has existed in Indigenous cultures from South America to Canada for thousands of years. The spheres were evenly spaced apart and extended north and south of the border a mile in each direction. “It’s a metaphorical suture stitching together cultures that have inhabited these lands long before borders were drawn.”

The film provides an intimate glimpse into the arduous process behind creating an ambitious artwork that will give voice to the shared history and enduring culture of Indigenous societies that have made the region their home for thousands of years before a border ever divided it. Woven throughout this narrative thread are lush scenes using stunning cinematography to absorb viewers into striking land art environments that have preceded Post Commodity’s work. Scenes with other artists and intellectuals working in the land art realm provide context and insight as well. These include scenes with Chris Taylor of Texas Tech University’s Land Arts of the American West program, writer Lucy Lippard and Matt Coolidge of the Center for Land Use Interpretation.

THROUGH THE REPELLENT FENCE is an adventure in the artistic process blended with a road trip of discovery visiting sites and diverse perspectives to explore how land art can generate community interaction and perceptual shifts in how we interpret, engage and draw inspiration from our natural world.

 

 

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Jul
23
2:00pm 2:00pm

Studio Sundays: Musical Collage

2 - 4 PM | All ages are welcome. Free admission, no registration necessary.

Musical Collage

Make art you can feel in more ways than one!  Enjoy a multi-sensory art project where we create collages as a response to music using many textured materials.

About Studio Sundays:

Studio Sundays, presented by Great West Life, London Life, and Canada Life, offer hands-on art activities and family-friendly explorations of themes in our current exhibitions every Sunday from 2 - 4pm, led by a trained Gallery Facilitator in the BMO Learning Centre.

The first Sunday of every month at the MacKenzie is Storytelling Sunday, where Gallery Facilitators read and tell stories related to works on view in the Gallery, followed by an exhibition-related art activity. Special Sundays throughout the year include guest artist-led workshops, musical performances and more in the galleries.

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Jul
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

Film Screening: 'In The Monument'

Film Screening: In The Monument
Documentary | 52 minutes | 2013 | Directed by Boris Ivanov

World renowned architect Daniel Libeskind (Jewish Museums in Berlin, Copenhagen, San Francisco), prolific scholar James E. Young (The Texture of Memory, Writing and Rewriting the Holocaust), museum designer Ralph Appelbaum (US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Canadian Museum for Human Rights), visual artist Esther Shalev-Gerz (Hamburg-Harburg Monument Against Fascism) and many other knowledgeable artists, designers, and educators share their thoughts on the history and the future of Holocaust memorialization. Presenting the last stage of the design competition for the National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa, Canada and six shortlisted proposals, we get behind the scenes of what it’s like to represent the Holocaust with art and design.

IN THE MONUMENT examines the evolution of Holocaust inspired monument building in the last 70 years. With the help of world famous artists, scholars, architects we get to explore how to make monuments last or is the timelessness just an illusion. Monuments, just like other pieces of public art, need to evolve and be ready for change. What makes one monument speak for centuries and others disappear without a trace?

Biography of Director: Boris Ivanov

Boris Ivanov has spent the last 15 years on film sets. From big budget features to documentaries, from TV series to commercials Boris has done it all - starting with two people doc team to managing a crew of sixty, from arranging a shoot in Greenland to directing drama in his back yard. A child actor in his youth, Boris fell in love with the bright lights at a very young age. Winner of film festival awards, Boris has produced, directed, production managed and coordinated a variety of film projects. Always financially minded and in tune with the developing technologies Boris has been an asset to many productions. What sets Boris apart is his ability to combine a producer's mindset with a director's creative ambition. In the current financial turmoil Boris understands the importance of on-time and on-budget. Member of the Directors Guild of Canada Boris is not afraid to get his hands dirty and does not shy away from any challenge.

Trailer of Film.

Artist Website

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Jul
16
2:00pm 2:00pm

Studio Sundays: Artful Names

2 - 4 PM | All ages are welcome. Free admission, no registration necessary.

Artful Names

Create a beautiful calligraphy image of your own name to hang up on your door, in your bedroom, or in any space that needs personalizing.

About Studio Sundays:

Studio Sundays, presented by Great West Life, London Life, and Canada Life, offer hands-on art activities and family-friendly explorations of themes in our current exhibitions every Sunday from 2 - 4pm, led by a trained Gallery Facilitator in the BMO Learning Centre.

The first Sunday of every month at the MacKenzie is Storytelling Sunday, where Gallery Facilitators read and tell stories related to works on view in the Gallery, followed by an exhibition-related art activity. Special Sundays throughout the year include guest artist-led workshops, musical performances and more in the galleries.

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Jul
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

Film Screening: 'Cree-Inuit Reconciliation

Free

Film Screening: Cree-Inuit Reconciliation
Documentary | 45 Minutes | 2013 | Directed by Zacharias Kunuk and Neil Diamond

Zacharias Kunuk and Neil Diamond team up to research the events and historical impacts of an 18th century conflict between Inuit and Cree in Northern Québec.

Biography of Directors: Zacharias Kunuk and Neil Diamond

ZACHARIAS KUNUK

Zacharias Kunuk (b. 1957, Kapuivik near Igloolik) won the Camera d’Or at Cannes 2001 for Isuma’s first feature, Atanarjuat The Fast Runner. He is president of Igloolik Isuma Productions, Canada’s first Inuit-owned independent production company, co-founded in 1990 with the late Paul Apak, the late Pauloosie Qulitalik and Norman Cohn.

Besides being a filmmaker, Zacharias has been active in his community work. He has served on the Boards of Igloolik's Hunters and Trappers Organization and Radio Society; was elected to several terms as Hamlet Councillor including acting as Deputy Mayor; was appointed to the Board of Nunavut Arctic College; and is currently on the Board of Nunavut Development Corporation.

In 1981, Kunuk sold three sculptures in Montreal and brought home the Arctic’s first home video camera. From 1983-1991 he worked for Inuit Broadcasting Corporation in Igloolik, as producer, then senior producer and finally station manager.

As an independent producer through Isuma from 1988 to the present, Zach’s credits include the short dramas Qaggiq (Gathering Place, 1989), Nunaqpa (Going Inland, 1991) and Saputi (Fish Traps, 1993); Isuma’s 13-part TV series Nunavut (Our Land, 1995), broadcast on Bravo! and exhibited at Dokumenta 11; more than a dozen documentaries from Nipi (Voice, 1999), Nanugiurutiga (My First Polar Bear, 2001) and Kunuk Family Reunion (2004), to the more recent Kiviaq vs. Canada (2006), Exile (2009) and currently in production, Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change.

Kunuk also is producer of The Fast Runner Trilogy, three ground-breaking Inuit-language feature films that have received worldwide audience acclaim: Atanarjuat The Fast Runner (2001), The Journals of Knud Rasmussen (2006) and Before Tomorrow (2009).

Besides winning numerous film prizes during the past ten years, Zach is a winner of the National Arts Award and National Aboriginal Achievement Award; in 2005 was named an Officer of the Order of Canada; and in 2008 awarded an Honoray Doctor of Law degree from Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario.

NEIL DIAMOND

Neil Diamond (Cree) is a director and writer with the First Nations independent production company Rezolution Pictures International in Montreal. Diamond’s recent award-winning documentary Reel Injun provides a lively and insightful look at the portrayal of Native Americans through a century of Hollywood film. In 2010 the film won three Gemini Awards of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television for Best Direction in a Documentary Program, Best Visual Research, and the Canada Award, which recognizes work that explores the racial and cultural diversity of Canada. The film was runner-up for the Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary Program and for Best Original Music Score. Reel Injun has won awards at numerous Canadian and international film festivals, premiering in 2009 at the Toronto International Film Festival and selected as the opening night film of the 2009 imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival. It has been released theatrically in Canada and the U.S. and has been broadcast on television, including on the PBS series Independent Lens in 2010.

Diamond has actively explored Cree culture and the impact of Hydro-Québec dams on Cree communities bordering James Bay through film and photography. He has worked closely with Cree producer, director and writer Ernest Webb. In 2009 the two co-directed the feature-length docudrama The Last Explorer, based on the life of Diamond’s uncle. Diamond’s earlier directing credits, with Webb as producer, include the award-winning documentaries Heavy Metal: A Mining Disaster in Northern Quebec and One More River, co-directed with Tracey Deer, winner of the Pierre and Yolande Perrault Award for Best Documentary Debut at the Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québecois. Diamond's directorial debut, the 2001 film Cree Spoken Here, won the Telefilm/APTN Award for Best Aboriginal Documentary. Diamond also co-directed and co-wrote the series Dab Iyiyuu about elders and traditional knowledge, which was broadcast for three seasons on Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN).

In 1993, Diamond helped found The Nation, a northern Cree news magazine. He sits on the editorial board of The Nation, and is a director of the magazine's parent company, Beesum Communications. He was raised in Waskaganish, a Cree community on the southern end of James Bay, and lives and works in Montreal.

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Jul
9
2:00pm 2:00pm

Studio Sundays: Maps of our Memories

2 - 4 PM | All ages are welcome. Free admission, no registration necessary.

Maps of our Memories

Taking inspiration from the works of Alex Janvier, create an abstract map of a location related to a memory.  Use symbols and lines to show your relationships to that location.

About Studio Sundays:

Studio Sundays, presented by Great West Life, London Life, and Canada Life, offer hands-on art activities and family-friendly explorations of themes in our current exhibitions every Sunday from 2 - 4pm, led by a trained Gallery Facilitator in the BMO Learning Centre.

The first Sunday of every month at the MacKenzie is Storytelling Sunday, where Gallery Facilitators read and tell stories related to works on view in the Gallery, followed by an exhibition-related art activity. Special Sundays throughout the year include guest artist-led workshops, musical performances and more in the galleries.

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Jul
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

Film Screening: 'Little Caughnawaga: To Brooklyn and Back'

Shumiatcher Theatre
Free

Film Screening: 'Little Caughnawaga: To Brooklyn and Back'
Documentary | Length: 56 Minutes | 2008 | Directed by Reaghan Tarbell

Delve into the Mohawk community in this feature-length documentary about the steel workers who hold a special place in North American history. The iconic New York skyline, with all its monuments to modernity, is the fruit of their labour. And while the men were scraping the skies, the women had their feet firmly on the ground, sustaining a vibrant community in the heart of Brooklyn.

Biography of Director: Reaghan Tarbell

Documentary filmmaker Reaghan Tarbell (Mohawk) comes from the Kahnawake reserve just outside Montreal. Her first documentary, Little Caughnawaga: To Brooklyn and Back, has screened widely at festivals, winning Best Feature Documentary at the 2008 Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival. In 2006, on the basis of this script, Tarbell was selected to participate in Tribeca All Access, a program of the Tribeca Film Institute that provides a forum where film industry executives can meet with independent filmmakers. Tarbell began her work as a filmmaker on projects directed by Paul Rickard of Mushkeg Media in Montreal. She continues to work with Mushkeg, which produced her documentary, and recently directed a documentary on the Sami language for the group’s on-going series on indigenous languages, Finding Our Talk, now in its third season on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. Tarbell is on the staff of the Film and Video Center of the National Museum of the American Indian. She lives in Brooklyn, not far from the neighborhood of Little Caughnawaga.

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Jul
2
2:00pm 2:00pm

Studio Sunday: Storytelling Sundays - Mandala Poems in response to "The Lorax" by Dr. Seuss

2 - 4 PM | All ages are welcome. Free admission, no registration necessary.

Mandala Poems in response to The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

Inspired by the lessons of caring for our environment in The Lorax, children and parents will work together to create a mandala poem about how they interact with their environment.

About Studio Sundays:

Studio Sundays, presented by Great West Life, London Life, and Canada Life, offer hands-on art activities and family-friendly explorations of themes in our current exhibitions every Sunday from 2 - 4pm, led by a trained Gallery Facilitator in the BMO Learning Centre.

The first Sunday of every month at the MacKenzie is Storytelling Sunday, where Gallery Facilitators read and tell stories related to works on view in the Gallery, followed by an exhibition-related art activity. Special Sundays throughout the year include guest artist-led workshops, musical performances and more in the galleries.

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Jun
25
2:00pm 2:00pm

Studio Sundays: Finding the Spaces

2 - 4 PM | All ages are welcome. Free admission, no registration necessary.

Finding the Spaces

Consider how artists like Alex Janvier use negative space in their work.  Come create an abstract chalk-pastel artwork focusing on the spaces around objects rather than drawing the objects themselves.

About Studio Sundays:

Studio Sundays, presented by Great West Life, London Life, and Canada Life, offer hands-on art activities and family-friendly explorations of themes in our current exhibitions every Sunday from 2 - 4pm, led by a trained Gallery Facilitator in the BMO Learning Centre.

The first Sunday of every month at the MacKenzie is Storytelling Sunday, where Gallery Facilitators read and tell stories related to works on view in the Gallery, followed by an exhibition-related art activity. Special Sundays throughout the year include guest artist-led workshops, musical performances and more in the galleries.

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