Special Events

aabaakwad (it clears after a storm)

Rebecca Belmore, Biinjiya'iing Onji (From Inside), 2017

Rebecca Belmore. Biinjiya'iing Onji (From Inside), 2017. Hand-carved marble, 143 x 209 x 209 cm. National Gallery of Canada, purchased 2018. 48373. Photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan.

Public $90

Members $75  

Students/Unwaged $35 

Indigenous - Free

Single day pass - $35


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Special Events

aabaakwad (it clears after a storm)

Thursday September 13 - Saturday September 15
Baillie Court, Art Gallery of Ontario

aabaakwad (it clears after a storm) is a two-and-a-half-day event focused on shifting the current global interest in Indigenous arts to be one that is Indigenous-led. Featured keynotes are Rebecca Belmore, Wanda Nanibush, Jolene Rickard and Alanis Obomsawin. This event is centered on informal, in-depth conversations between Indigenous artists, curators and scholars from Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Canada. Guests include: Robert Houle, Adrian Stimson, Lori Blondeau, Nadia Myre, Kent Monkman, Shelley Niro, Megan Tamati-Quennell, Brett Graham, Richard Bell, Greg Staats and more to be announced. Conversations are moderated by media personalities such as Duncan McCue, Candy Palmater and Jesse Wente. Experience dynamic dialogue examining themes, materials and experiences in contemporary Indigenous art practice globally.

This event has been organized in conjunction with the Gallery’s solo exhibition Rebecca Belmore: Rebecca Belmore: Facing the Monumental (July 12th - October 21st, 2018).

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