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Helen Lam

Arts Writer

Helen Lam is a Toronto transplant following arts and culture around the city. She can found around Centretown writing, reading, and chasing down OC Transpo buses, which she never catches.

Exhibition: Our Masterpieces, Our Stories at the National Gallery of Canada

The National Gallery of Canada’s foray to Canada Scene is Our Masterpieces, Our Stories, a visual art exhibition on from June 15 to September 4. It is a sweeping look backwards at the breadth of Canadian art from “time immemorial” to 1967. With a bird’s eye view of Canadian art through the centuries, this exhibit is a good starter before you delve into other visual art exhibits this summer.

Fringe Review: Lara Loves Lightfoot

60 min | Solo, Musical | PG Stratford singer-songwriter Lara MacMillan brings a slice of Canadiana to the Fringe stage. The solo show recounts MacMillan’s life as a hospitality worker during her 1986 gap-year in Banff, replete with images of open highways, Lake Louise and Banff in the snow. A selected catalogue of Gordon Lightfoot […]

Fringe Review: The Exclusion Zone

50 min | Comedy, Travelogue | Mature Brooklyn-based playwright and Fringe veteran Martin Dockery overlays a trip to Chernobyl, Geoff Dyer’s book Zona, and the film Stalker by Andrei Tarkovsky into a solo show about the search for human creativity. All three of these pieces are quests in one way or another to find the […]