New Mineral Collective is the largest and least productive mining company in the world. The company provides counter-prospecting operations and geo-trauma healing therapies at Small Arms as well as 259 Lake Shore Blvd E. A new series of sculptures, Pleasure Prospects, investigates the shifting boundaries between deep time and the conditions of contemporary resource extraction. The sculptures represent the Earth’s scars and a folding of space and time in which absence becomes presence.

With special thanks to James Blackman, Tapial Homes, Minister of Energy, the Mines and Resources Canada, Andrew Spatafora, Spencer Syme, and the Lassonde Institute of Mining at the University of Toronto.

Commissioned by the Toronto Biennial of Art.


Tanya Busse (born in Moncton, NB, Canada; lives in Tromsø, Norway) and Emilija Škarnulytė (born in Vilinus, Lithuania; lives in Tromsø, Norway) are New Mineral Collective (NMC), a platform that looks at contemporary landscape politics to better understand the nature and extent of human interaction with the Earth’s surface. As an organism, NMC infiltrates the extractive industry with alternative forces such as desire, body mining, and acts of counter prospecting.


  • Accessibility

    Small Arms Inspection Building

    Accessible entrance and washrooms
    AODA compliant building
    Accessible parking

  • Getting There

    Small Arms Inspection Building

    By Public Transportation:

    GO Transit: From Union Station, take the Lakeshore West GO Train to Long Branch Station (runs every 15 minutes), then walk 12 minutes to SAIB.

    TTC: The 501 streetcar travels west along Queen St to Lake Shore Blvd, ending at the Long Branch Loop – a 12 minute walk to SAIB.

    By Car: Take the Gardner Expressway W, then use the middle lane to take exit 139 toward Brown’s Line. Keep left, follow signs to continue onto Brown’s Line. Continue straight, then make a slight right onto Lake Shore Blvd W. Turn left at Dixie Rd/Peel Regional Road 4 N.