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MIRIAD Island, 2012 (detail) by Philippa Jones. Pen and ink wash on wove paper, 71.5 × 456.5 cm. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photo © NGC

MIRIAD Island by Philippa Jones on exhibit at NGC

Post by Charlene Lau Ahier Artist Philippa Jones’ monumental drawing, “MIRIAD Island,” now on exhibit at the National Gallery’s Canadian Biennial, is an exploration of the origins of scientific inquiry, fuelled by the ideals of the imagination. The artist conceived of “MIRIAD,” which stands for Ministry of Intuitive Research in Imagined and Actual Discoveries, as […]

Photo of Yaa-Hemaa Obiri-Yeboah by  Katia Pershin

The soothing songs of Yaa-Hemaa Obiri-Yeboah

Sometimes you can find the most amazing people in your office building. As a federal government employee, I often interact with talented co-workers who engage in fascinating pursuits outside of the office.  People like Yaa-Hemaa Obiri-Yeboah, whose large talent and imagination is impressive. During the day, she works as a federal inspection officer who reviews and […]

Selection of classic board games at the Game Buff. All photos by Maksim Apelfeld.

4 board game cafes & shops to help beat the winter blahs

With the holidays fast-approaching, and as exams and work slowly wind down, it’s easy to drift into winter hibernation.  A warm cup of hot chocolate and a Home Alone marathon are hard to resist this time of the year. But if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous this holiday season, and are willing to venture […]

Tom Thomson, The West Wind, Winter, 1916–17, oil on canvas, 120.7 × 137.9 cm. Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Gift of the Canadian Club of Toronto, 1926.

The West Wind by Tom Thomson at the NGC

Post by By Violette Stepaniuk. “The West Wind” by Tom Thomson is one of the most recognizable images in the history of Canadian art, and it is on display at the National Gallery of Canada as part of the Tom Thomson: The Jack Pine and The West Wind exhibition. “Nothing new,” you might say. While it’s […]

All photos courtesy of Matt Cassidy.

Freezing: A winning panto! + ticket giveaway

Freezing, the family friendly holiday production at The Gladstone Theatre, embraces an inventive plot line steering away from the movie loosely echoed in the title. Familiarity bred anticipations and comfort, with many young girls in attendance decked out in their finest Anna and Elsa gear, while original storytelling guaranteed the production was no poor man’s […]

Rogue Eclipse

Apartment Crush: Holiday Edition

In this edition of Apartment Crush, we visit Jennie, Matthew and their dog Rogue Eclipse in their Lowertown two-storey apartment. Their home houses a unique collection of original artwork, whimsical figurines and heirloom furniture. While both Jennie and Matthew have day jobs (in arts administration and design/marketing, respectively), they also work as independent artists: Jennie makes […]