VISUAL MEDICINE: Andrew Dexel Opening @ Neubacher Shor Contemporary in Toronto

Change of Seasons by Andrew (Enpaauk) Dexel. Acrylic on Canvas. Image from Neubacher Shor Contemporary. “The explosion of colour is a form of medicine” It’s fitting that Andrew Dexel’s work should follow MIXED BAG MAG’s post on the Journey of Nishiyuu. … Continue reading

BEAT NATION: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture @ The Power Plant

Installation view of Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture at The Power Plant, Toronto. 15 December 2012 – 5 May 2013. Photo by Toni Hafkenscheid. EXHIBITION – Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture Exhibit runs until … Continue reading

IDLE NO MORE: Sharing in the Value of Contemporary Aboriginal Culture

As a whole we are greater than the sum of our parts. Not only is Black History Month about celebrating the contributions African Canadians have made to our society but it is also about calling Canada out on its educational … Continue reading

imagineNATIVE FILM FEST: Celebrating Canadian & International Indigenous Filmmakers & Media Artists

On the subject of Contemporary Aboriginal Art… &  considering how Indigenous Culture has a vital place in the current global landscape MIXED BAG MAG recommends checking out imagineNATIVE – Toronto’s film festival that focuses on Canadian & international Indigenous talent. … Continue reading

PLANET INDIGENUS GOES TO THE McMICHAEL: Considering National Identity in Fashion / Art

FASHIONALITY : Dress & Identity in Contemporary Canadian Art Feeling like you need to get out of the city even if only for a few hours? Here is your opportunity! As part of the Planet IndigenUS Festival at Harbourfront a … Continue reading

LEAVING A LEGACY: #GordDownie speaks to #Canadians about #Indigenous relations & what needs to change

Gord Downie. My kind of man.  As a teenager, I was saving my grocery store pay cheque to get to concerts like Fishbone and Red Hot Chilli Peppers at venues such as the Concert Hall in Toronto. I remember seeing The … Continue reading

COUNTER-MAPPING THE CITY TREATY: Taking Indigeneity to the Streets

What’s in a name. Looking at the typography of a city through an Indigenous lens can fracture what we think we know. Chorography is the act of “describing or mapping a region.” The chorography of our cities effectively maps multiculturalism but … Continue reading

DESIGN IN CANADA: Fitting it all together

Design in Canada is alive and well. I make it no secret that my favourite part of IDS is and always will be Studio North and Prototype. This is where you get to experience design that is less about trends … Continue reading

ALL IN THE FAMILY: The National Gallery of Canada Features the Legacy of Charles Edenshaw

A family’s remarkable resiliency in spite of the odds. This weekend at the National Gallery of Canada the exquisite exhibit of Da•axiigang, the Haida name for the the artist Charles Edenshaw, is closing. Charles, or “Chinni Charlie” as he is known … Continue reading