Barbara Laronde Award Exhibition
January 17 – 31, 2020

In recognition of the 5th annual Barbara Laronde Award, NWIA is pleased to present an exhibition featuring works by the 2015 – 2019 award winners: Aylan Couchie, Janelle Wawia, Lucille Atlookan, Caitlyn Bird, and Joe Wood.

The show opens Friday, January 17, 2020, and runs to Friday, January 31, 2020, at the Toronto Media Art Centre located at 32 Lisgar Street, Toronto Ontario.

Gallery Hours:
11 AM – 6 PM Daily

Join us on Friday, January 17, 2020, for the opening of the exhibition along with the presentation of the 5th Annual Barbara Laronde Award to winner Joe Wood, with a performance by Melody McKiver, with a catered reception and bar, and beats by DJ Jams, as part of the Inaabandam Symposium. This is a FREE community event and all are welcome.

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On Sunday, January 19th at 2:15 PM there will be an opportunity to hear the artists speak about their work and answer questions. This artist talk will take place in the gallery at the Toronto Media Art Centre.

The Barbara Laronde award was created to honour the legacy of NWIA founder Sandra Laronde and her vision and commitment to Indigenous artists. It celebrates and acknowledges the career of one outstanding, emerging artist who is Northern-Ontario based, Indigenous, and Gender Marginalized. The award recognizes the geographic and economic barriers that many Northern artists face.