Among All These Tundras open all night for Nuit Blanche


Image (inset): Marja Helander, Dolastallat (To have a campfire), 2016. Video still. Video, colour, sound, 5 min. 48 sec.

Onsite Gallery, OCAD University’s flagship professional and public gallery, will be open all night for Nuit Blanche 2019:

Saturday, October 5, 2019
Sunset to sunrise: 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Onsite Gallery, OCAD University
199 Richmond St. West

αŠα•™α‘–α“‚α‘¦ α‘•α’ͺᐃᓐᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᓂᑦ
Among All These Tundras

September 18 to December 7, 2019

Group exhibition featuring work by:

α“›α‘―α“—α’ƒ α…αƒα“•αŠα’»α“΄α“ ᐸᑦᑑᕆ
Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory
α‘²α•ˆα“š α‘―α•‹α•ΌαŠα“
Carola Grahn
α’«α”Ύα”­ ᕼᐋᓕᓐᑐ ᐅᓇᓗ α“΅α’₯ α••α“α“šα“α’₯ᐅᑕᖅ
Marja Helander
ᓡᓐᔭ ᑲᓕᕼᐅ-α‘°α’»α”…
Sonya Kelliher-Combs
α”ͺαŠα–… ᓇᓐᑰ
Joar Nango
ᑕᕐᕋᓕᒃ ᐹᑐᔨ
Taqralik Partridge
ᐱᐅᓕ ᐸᑐ
Barry Pottle
αƒα“…α‘Žα–… α“―α‘αŠα‘¦α”…
Inuuteq Storch
ᑲᔨᓐ ᐸᓐ ᕼᐅᕕᓕᓐ
Couzyn van Heuvelen
αŠα“•α“΄α“ αŠα‘°α‘¦α“²α’ƒ α’αŠα‘•α“
Allison Akootchook Warden

ᑕᑯᔭᒐᖃᕐᕕᖕα’₯ α‘²α’ͺᔨᑦ: Hᐃᑐ αƒα’‘α“—α“•α…α–…α‘Ž, ᐋᐃα’₯ α‘Žα’ƒα“―α“ αŠα’»α’ͺα“— ᓴᕆᓴ ᐹᓐ ᕼᐃᐅᓕᒐ
Curated by Heather Igloliorte, Amy Dickson and Charissa von Harringa

ᓴᕿᑕᐅα”ͺα–… αŠα’»α’ͺα“— ᑐᓂᔭᐅα”ͺα–… ᑖᒃᑯᓇᖓᑦ ᓕᓄᑦ αŠα’»α’ͺα“— ᐲᓇ αŠα“•α“ α“΄α“‡α–•α–‘αŠα–…α“―α’ͺα”ͺα“‚α’ƒ ᑕᑯᔭᒐᖃᕐᕕᒃ, α‘³α“α‘―α‘ŽαŠ αƒα“•α“α“‚αŠα•α••α’ƒα”ͺαŠα–…
Produced and circulated by the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University

Among All These Tundras, a title taken from the poem β€˜My Home Is in My Heart’ by famed SΓ‘mi writer Nils-Aslak ValkeapÀÀ, features contemporary art by Indigenous artists from around the circumpolar world. Together, their works politically and poetically express current Arctic concerns towards land, language, sovereignty and resurgence. Artists from throughout the circumpolar north share kinship with each other and their ancestors, love for their homelands, and respect for the land and its inhabitants. Yet they also share histories of colonialism and experience its ongoing legacies and are united in their desire to protect northern ecologies, languages, peoples and knowledge from the nefarious effects of climate change, encroaching industry and competition. These resistance efforts do not merely express, they give shape to a collective ecology of care, a β€œdecolonial love” (in the words of Leanne Simpson and others) that is both generous and generative. These works invite viewers to contemplate relationships between textual and embodied Indigenous knowledges, innovation and sustainability, humour and resilience, and our collective responsibility to northern life and land.

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Exhibition produced and circulated by: Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University
Patron Sponsor: Birch Hill Equity Partners
Supported by: Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts et des lettres du QuΓ©bec, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Mobilizing Inuit Cultural Heritage), Initiative for Indigenous Futures and Nexus Investments

Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events. The gallery is located at 199 Richmond St. W, Toronto, ON, M5V 0H4. Opening hours are: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 12 to 7 p.m.; Saturdays from 12 to 5 p.m.

Gallery admission and all events are free.
Everyone is welcome.

OCAD University and Onsite Gallery is an accessible venue.
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About OCAD University (OCAD U)
OCAD University ( is Canada’s university of the imagination. Founded in 1876, the university is dedicated to art, design and digital media education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines.

Contact Information:
Linda Columbus
Programs & Community Coordinator, Onsite Gallery
416-977-6000, Ext. 456