Peter Morin and Tania Willard of BUSH Gallery, with guest artist Lisa Myers, invite the public to gather around a beach fire and engage in the methodologies of exchange embedded in gift economies and philosophies. This participatory program examines the circulation of materials within and outside of the art system and Indigenous communities. Over the course of the evening, we will play Indian Bingo, share food, ideas, gifts, and watch an outdoor screening (curated by imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival), as we gather around the fire on a brisk fall evening.

Accessibility: A paid ferry ticket is required to access Ward’s Island. For more information on ferry schedule and tickets, please visit the City of Toronto website.

BUSH Gallery is an Indigenous-led, land-based, experimental, and conceptual gallery that creates a radically inclusive space of art and action.

Co-presented in partnership with Graduate Studies OCAD University, imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, and University of British Columbia Eminence Fund.

The Toronto Biennial of Art Co-Relations Program is made possible with the generous support of the TD Bank Group through its corporate citizenship platform, The Ready Commitment.

Image Credit: Beach(fire) Blanket Bingo Biennial, 2019. Photo: Yuula Benivolski


Wards Island Beach
Lakeshore Ave
Toronto ON

October 19


BUSH Gallery – Peter Morin (Tahltan First Nation, born in Prince George, BC, Canada; lives in Toronto, ON, Canada) and Tania Willard (Secwepemc First Nation, born in Kamloops, BC, Canada; lives in Kelowna, BC, Canada)

Activated by Tania Willard, Peter Morin, and Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill, Jeneen Frei Njootli and many others, BUSH Gallery is an Indigenous-led, land-based, experimental and conceptual gallery that creates a radically inclusive space of art and action.

Lisa Myers (Beausoleil First Nation, born in Oakville, ON, Canada; lives in Port Severn and Toronto, ON, Canada) is an independent curator and artist with a keen interest in interdisciplinary collaboration. Myers has a Master of Fine Arts in Criticism and Curatorial practice from OCAD University. Her recent work includes printmaking, stop-motion animation, and performance involving food. She is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University, Toronto. Myers is a member of Beausoleil First Nation.