As the weather gets colder, there’s still plenty to keep busy with! This month, we want to highlight some amazing Black and Indigenous art exhibits that you can visit using bike share.
Visit Movers and Makers at the McMaster Museum of Art - a group exhibition curated by Betty Julian featuring photographic work by four early-career Toronto-based artists: Aaron Jones, Christina Leslie, Dainesha Nugent-Palache and Bidemi Oloyede. This exhibition is on until December 23, 2022.
“While the past few years have had a devastating impact on many people, it has been especially hard for those of the Black diaspora, as the two overlapping catastrophes of racism and the pandemic have taken a profound toll. Movers and Makers speaks to the challenges of the present moment by invoking a desired future of Black optimism.”
Image credit: Bidemi Oloyede, Untitled, Toronto May 2020 from Not Another Black Life, 2020
Until December 2, 2022, you can also visit we are made of stardust, an Indigenous exhibition curated by Rhéanne Chartrand that explores our relationship with the cosmos.
“Rooted in Indigenous cosmologies and astronomy, the artworks included in this exhibition visually express how Indigenous peoples make sense of their place in the universe through relating to and reflecting on the sun, the moon, the stars, and all celestial beings in the night sky.”
Admission to the McMaster Museum of Art is pay what you can, if you can, with a suggested donation of $2.
🚲The closest bike share hub is a quick walk away at the McMaster Student Centre.
Image credit: Jason Baerg (Cree-Métis), Kîsik Pimiskanaw | ᑮᓯᐠ ᐱᒥᐢᑲᓇ | Sky Trail, 2014. Museum of Art Collection Trust, 2021.
Looking for more art to enjoy? Roger Ferreira and Kareem-Anthony Ferreira’s Gatherings is on exhibition at the Art Gallery of Hamilton until January 8, 2023.
“For Roger, this exhibition serves as a retrospective – spanning the major developments and themes in his approach to painting over the years, including his focus on family and Black culture, the landscapes of Canada and Trinidad, activism, and spirituality.”
The AGH is free all day on Thursdays.
🚲 Getting there by bike share? Nearby hubs include Jackson Square and Main at MacNab.
Image credit: Installation view of Gatherings: Roger Ferreira and Kareem-Anthony Ferreira, Art Gallery of Hamilton, 2022.
Members of Hamilton Bike Share’s Black Lives Matters Working Group will be visiting the McMaster Museum of Art exhibits this month. Which ones will you go see?