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  • PUBLISHED on January 05, 2017

Sarah Burwash, Wind Song, 2016. (detail) Wind Song Billboard by Sarah Burwash January and February 2017 Burwash’s human landscapes appear as outlying settlements in which she is researching the realm of physical experience, including but not limited to, struggle, hard work, and failure. Casting aside emphasis on physical perfection and prescribed behaviours, these human figures […]

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  • PUBLISHED on August 23, 2016

Capsule in Bush Billboard by Mami Takahashi September and October 2016 As part of Beyond the barrier of sound and soon, of light This photograph, part of the Capsule series, sees the artist tucked within a bush, behind the crinkly reflective surface of a small capsule made of mirror film. Her body, largely obscured save for […]

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  • PUBLISHED on July 07, 2016

Metamorphosis: Get Up and Dance Billboard by Jeff Thomas July and August 2016 in conjunction with Jeff Thomas: The Dancing Grounds at Wanuskewin Heritage Park July 9 to September 30 Opening reception July 9, 2 to 5pm Jeff Thomas is an urban-based Iroquois, self-taught photo-based artist, writer, pubic speaker and curator, living in Ottawa, Ontario, […]

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  • PUBLISHED on April 13, 2016

A Public Display of Affection Steven Beckly Billboard May and June, 2016 In A Public Display of Affection, a spectrum splashes across a tattoo of two connected circles. They share a slender arm, an anonymous fragment of a social body. Inhabiting AKA’s billboard, the image overlays symbols of unity, inclusion, pride, celebration, and love against […]

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  • PUBLISHED on August 17, 2015

Local History Room Derek Liddington, Eleni Papadimitriou & Stefanos Ziras Billboard September and October, 2015 in partnership with 8eleven   Together Liddington, Papadimitriou & Ziras practices connect through the idea of the ‘monument’.  Through his early research into his upcoming exhibition at AKA, It wasn’t until we closed our eyes that we could finally see […]

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  • PUBLISHED on May 01, 2015

Edward Poitras, Don’t Speak Tribe Inc. 20th Anniversary project Summer 2015 For the subject of his billboard project, Edward Poitras drew from archival photographs of young girls in the residential school system in Saskatchewan. In a deeply personal text entitled “Don’t Speak” the artist remarks, “Even now when I look at this image, I can’t […]

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  • PUBLISHED on October 15, 2014

Installation, Ribbon Campaign & Publication November 8 to December 6, 2014 Opening Reception:  November 22, 8pm   |  in conjunction with the Transformation & Testimony joint opening as well as a reception for the Stronger Than Stone symposium Continuing with Longman’s summer billboard of the same title, Warrior Woman: Stop the Silence will be installed in […]

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  • PUBLISHED on April 03, 2014

The Hunting Party Shanell Papp I laughed, I cried, I split my side curated by Dagmara Genda May to July, 2014 According to some theorists, laughter and tears are purely extra-emotional, physical responses.. They are limited signifiers of an excess of feeling that can fall on all levels of the emotional spectrum. In its most […]

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  • PUBLISHED on October 18, 2013

otē nīkān misiwē askīhk – Here On Future Earth (Amber Motors) Joi Arcand Billboard Project December 2013 to February 2014 Imagining or visioning is the first step in creating strategies of transformation and change.  Contemporary artists like Joi Arcand not only visually counter particular colonial histories and current realities she also imagines a future post-colonial […]

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  • PUBLISHED on September 13, 2013

Laura St. Pierre Urban Vernacular : Residency & Billboard Project Residency: February 19th to 28Th Opening Reception for Billboard Project: March 1st, @ 7 PM 2013 Urban Vernacular is an ongoing project that imagines a series of cobbled together dwellings located on the fringes of urban spaces. Plastic bags, deli containers, Styrofoam packaging – the […]

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