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Grand Theft Terra Firma

Grand Theft Terra Firma is an unflinching redress of Canada’s colonial narrative. By combining contemporary popular culture with historical source material, artists David Campion and Sandra Shields disrupt the celebratory mythology of nation building and invite us to critically evaluate our own continued and complicated relationship to colonial practices.

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Fine Line: Check Check - Ian Johnston

The Fine Line series marks a shift in Ian Johnston’s artistic practice from a focus on the materiality of a consumer culture to an investigation of the role of doubt in mass culture.

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Iconic Places, Artistic Traces

See depictions of place represented in the permanent collection of Gallery 2. From the iconic to the ironic, the way artists depict locality is both deeply personal and more widely contextual.

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Observer, Observed

In Observer, Observed, Meghan Krauss documents masses of tourists condensing together within each of the panoramic photographs in the exhibition. Compressed together, these people are all equally enthusiastic to be documenting the same picturesque landscapes, regardless of the quality of images taken or on what social platforms they will ultimately be displayed.

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Sanguine Through the Storm

Sanguine Through the Storm takes a hard look at the unsettling times that we live in; acknowledging the breakdown of evidence based discourse and ultimately finding inspiration and hope in human ingenuity. Robyn Moody’s ambitious installation began as an homage to clever repair for leaky pipes – strings of linked buckets drip water from the ceiling, activating lights within and music from a vintage organ.

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