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Talking Back and Together: Apanaki Temitayo

Artist Apanaki Temitayo M. Black woman smiling with red lipstick and brown glasses. Long tortoise shell earrings wearing a plum blouse and a black cardigan.

Image courtesy of Sean Patenaude @sisforsharp. Logo courtesy of Workman Arts

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Talking Back and Together: Apanaki Temitayo

Friday, January 21, 11 am
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Talking Back and Together: Apanaki Temitayo

The AGO and Workman Arts are partnering to empower artists to share their personal artwork and artistic practice. By creating a series of artistic videos which will premiere on the AGO’s Facebook page, they are taking up themes of mental health awareness and advocacy in art galleries and museums.

Workman Arts is a multidisciplinary arts organization promoting a greater understanding of mental health and addiction issues through creation and presentation. Workman Arts supports artists with lived experience through peer-to-peer arts education, public presentations and partnerships with the broader arts community. 

Apanaki Temitayo

Apanaki Temitayo M is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist. Born in Toronto and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, Apanaki Temitayo M is a bi-sexual, single mother of three. She is an author, spoken word poet, actor, multimedia artist and teacher. Her canvas compositions are an expression of her Trinidadian heritage and spirituality. Apanaki is currently the CAMH 1st Artist in Wellness, and she is featured in the Kuumba Exhibit, Where She Went, She Thrived at Harbourfront Centre, presented by Nia Centre for the Arts. 

Journey As A Canadian Artist: A Critique of the AGO" ​is an in-depth exploration and discussion ​led by author, spoken word poet, actor, multimedia artist and teacher Apanaki Temitayo M on the issues related to the lack of representation of Black, Indigenous and People of Color at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the impact on the Canadian art landscape ​as a whole.

Website: apanaki-temitayo-m.pixels.com

Social Media: @ShopApanaki

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