Family Events

Collage-making and more inspired by The South | Zhaawanong by Chief Lady Bird

Two figures facing each other. The one on the left is dressed in pink attire and the one on the right is dressed in blue. A yellow circle surrounded by a green braided strand is in the centre, between the figures.

Chief Lady Bird, The South | Zhaawanong. 2023. Digital Art Print. Commissioned by the Art Gallery of Ontario, 2023.

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Family Events

Collage-making and more inspired by The South | Zhaawanong by Chief Lady Bird

Saturdays and Sundays, 10:30 am - 4 pm
Robert Harding Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario

Explore your creativity and be inspired by the newly installed mural The South | Zhaawanong by Chief Lady Bird. Join us each month for a different art making activity inspired by this contemporary artist’s work, and take time to reflect on the Anishnaabe teachings present in her art.  

Using a bold array of colours, Chief Lady Bird represents the connection of past and future by looking to the southern quadrant of the medicine wheel. In The South | Zhaawanong, the artist contemplates the work of her ancestors and crafts a future narrative that features healing at its centre. She pays homage to the Woodland artists that laid the groundwork in dismantling the taboos of painting sacred stories, making room for the contemporary Neo-Woodland artists of today. Chief Lady Bird (born 1993) is an Anishinaabe artist from Chippewas of Rama First Nation, whose work focuses on the connection between land and body, Anishinaabe cosmologies, and the subversion of colonial narratives.

While visiting our Art Cart in Robert Harding Hall, we encourage you to spend some time perusing the books available to you in the Edward P. Taylor Library and Archives. The library lounge bookshelves will feature a display of material from the artist files on several Woodland artists, with a selection of books illustrated by contemporary Indigenous artists. 

Free with admission. Recommended for families with toddlers.

For requests for Verbal Description, American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and/or live captioning for online and onsite programming, please provide three weeks notice in advance of the event date. The AGO will make every effort to provide accommodation for requests made with less than three weeks notice. Please note that automated captioning is available for all online programs. For onsite visits, the AGO offers these supports for an accessible visit. Please contact us to make a request for these or other accessibility accommodations. Learn more about accessibility at the AGO.


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