imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

Announces Exhibitions and Art Crawl 

Including Works by

Ludovic Boney, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Tsēmā Igharas, and more

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September 20, 2019 - The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is proud to announce the visual arts programming, October 22 – 27, 2019, including Lisa Reihana’s in Pursuit of Venus [infected], installations and the annual Art Crawl.

imagineNATIVE and the Art Gallery of Ontario are honoured to co-present Lisa Reihana’s in Pursuit of Venus [infected], a sixty-four minute, multi-channel projection and immersive experience, curated by Dr. Julie Nagam. On Friday, October 25 audiences are invited to join Lisa Reihana in Conversation with Dr. Julie Nagam at the Baillie Court, Art Gallery of Ontario.

 This year the Art Crawl will take place on Thursday, October 24 in Onsite Gallery, the 401 Richmond Building, and Toronto Media Arts Centre, three of Toronto’s accessible public spaces for visual art. The Art Crawl will include stops at five galleries showcasing a dynamic selection of works including: 

  • ᐊᕙᑖᓂᑦ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᓂᑦ AMONG ALL THESE TUNDRAS at Onsite Gallery features contemporary art by 12 Indigenous artists from around the circumpolar world.

  • Constructive Interference by Wendat artist Ludovic Boney, presented by DAPHNE members Hannah Claus + Nadia Myre, at A Space Gallery.

  • gathering across moana, taking place across Trinity Square Video, A Space Gallery and Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre is a multi-venue, multi-artist exhibition exploring the transference of ideas through various media across timespans, cultures, geographic distances from Turtle Island/Canada to Aotearoa/New Zealand. Featuring artists such as Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Rachael Rakena, and Tsēmā Igharas.

  • Hannah Claus’ exhibition spatial codifications at YYZ Artists’ Outlet highlights ways of being in relationship with the world and those around us, as expressed through Onkwehon:we worldview, through imagery and symbols utilized in wampum belts, map-making, and existing in nature.

A Space Gallery and imagineNATIVE will present Constructive Interference September 24 - November 2, 2019 with a curator and artist talk on Thursday, October 24, 2019 as part of the Art Crawl. In the exhibition, Constructive Interference, Ludovic Boney brings together multiple repeating elements to create transformative spaces that amplify our relationship to and within the world, whether real or manufactured. Through material, colour and sound, Boney asks audiences to consider history, its weight, and the relationship we have to the collectively created ephemera.

More programming for the 20th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival will be announced in the coming weeks. imagineNATIVE’s Festival Passes are on sale now here.


imagineNATIVE’s Art Crawl

Thursday, October 24, 5:15 pm - 10:30 pm 

Various Galleries, FREE

Onsite Gallery, 199 Richmond Street West

401 Richmond Street West

Toronto Media Arts Centre, 32 Lisgar Street


For more information please call 416.585.2333 or visit / /


Media Contact: Damien Nelson, Want & Able, 


The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is the world’s largest Indigenous festival showcasing film, video, audio, and digital & interactive media made by Indigenous screen-content creators. The Festival presents compelling and distinctive works from Canada and around the globe, reflecting the diversity of Indigenous nations and illustrating the vitality and dynamism of Indigenous arts, perspectives, and cultures in contemporary media.


Thanks to the support of our Presenting Partner Bell Media.