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Thunder Bay Art Gallery


April 2019


April 11 - June 2

Through the selected works, the concept and experience of Francophone identity is at the heart of this exhibition. Each artist enters into a dialogue with his/her cultural heritage to consider its relationship with his/her family identity. This exhibition showcases contemporary artists who explore their heritage, freeing themselves from any folklore, ultimately generating fragile temporal fissures within which they meet and exchange ideas.

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April 11 @ 12:00 pm - May 19 @ 5:00 pm

Highlighting a significant moment in Indigenous art history – the foundation of the Native Indian/Inuit Photographers’ Association (NIIPA). They felt that, for far too long, Indigenous peoples had been portrayed through someone else’s lens, and that it was time they took control of the image in order to contest and demystify stereotypical representations of Indigenous peoples.

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Norval Morrisseau: Works from the Permanent Collection

April 11 @ 12:00 pm - May 19 @ 5:00 pm

Norval Morrisseau (1932-2007) was one of the most innovative artists of the twentieth century. His successes and challenges are evocatively recounted in his art, as well as in in poet and literary scholar Armand Garnet Ruffo’s biography Norval Morrisseau: Man Changing into Thunderbird (2014). As a special event coordinated for this exhibition, Ruffo will read from his book on Morrisseau’s life at the gallery on Sunday, April 14, 1 pm.

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May 2019

NOWW 2019 LitFest Reading and Conversation

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join the Northwestern Ontario Writers Workshop and Cathy Alex of CBC Radio in conversation with author Deborah Ellis, who will be discussing her international bestseller The Breadwinner as well as social action through writing. She will read from her latest book Sit, followed by an opportunity for questions from the audience. Deborah is an award-winning author, a feminist and a peace activist. She penned the international bestseller The Breadwinner, which debuted as a feature film produced by Angelina Jolie in…

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Write NOWW LitFest 2019: Gala Event and Awards

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join the Northwestern Ontario Writers Workshop at the beautiful Thunder Bay Art Gallery for a gala evening celebrating writing excellence in Northwestern Ontario! The night's festivities will begin with a meet and mingle hour with cash bar (Sleeping Giant Brewery beer and wine), complimentary hors d'oeuvres, and the musical accompaniment of Masoud Manzouri playing the Tar and Maryam Amini playing the Kamancheh. This will be followed by a formal program announcing the winning entries from the 21st Annual NOWW Writing…

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