Ontario Culture Days are excited to welcome its third lineup of residents in the 2022 Creatives in Residence program. Since launching the residency in 2020, the program has become a key component of the Ontario Culture Days Festival showcasing the vibrancy of the Ontario arts and culture community.


Over the next 5-months, the residents will work in communities across Ontario to explore themes of access (or lack thereof) to resources such as foodcommunity spacelocal history and technology, all of which have been heightened issues since the start of the pandemic in 2020. The creatives will focus on community collaboration with their projects culminating in community-based activities and exhibits presented during the 2022 fall festival.


Dave Dyment

Sarah Gartshore and Adam Francis Proulx

Tanya Lukin Linklater

Isorine Marc

Tonya Sutherland

Uju Umenyi

Angela Walcott





TANYA LUKIN LINKLATER My mind is with the weather


5 June – 28 August 2022

Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square


Tanya Lukin Linklater works across a range of media, including choreographed dance performances, video, sculptural installation and text. Her research-based practice considers the troubled colonial histories of Turtle Island (North America) and the structural violences Indigenous communities continue to withstand. In this exhibition, new and recent works consider how these violences are registered and processed in the body and highlight moments of resistance. These moments come from working collaboratively with others as an anticolonial strategy, addressing the complexities of sharing Indigenous knowledge in institutional settings—such as the museum—and a focus on the critical importance of certain practices of everyday life, such as music, dance, language, and domestic rituals. Lukin Linklater's Alutiiq homelands are in the Kodiak archipelago of Alaska. She has lived and worked in Nbisiing Anishinabek territory in northern Ontario for more than a decade.

In Conversation with Layli Long Soldier and Tanya Lukin Linklater

4 May 2022, 7 PM

Organized in conjunction with My mind is with weather, my solo exhibition at Oakville Galleries Centennial Square opening June 5, 2022. 


Join us for the next event in our series, In Conversation, with Layli Long Soldier and Tanya Lukin Linklater! Long-time supporters of each other's practices, they will come together to discuss the themes and issues that are raised by their work, including language, relations, origin, repatriation, and resistance.


Pre-registration on Eventbrite required. Register at the link below. This event will take place online over Zoom.



Tanya Lukin Linklater's performances, works for camera, installations, and writings centre histories of Indigenous peoples' lives, lands, and structures of sustenance. Her performances in relation to objects in exhibition, scores, and cultural belongings generate what she has come to call felt structures. Her work has been shown at ICA at Virginia Commonwealth University, SFMOMA, Remai Modern, Chicago Architecture Biennial, Art Gallery of Ontario, Winnipeg Art Gallery and elsewhere. She will participate in Soft Water Hard Stone, the New Museum Triennial 2021. Her first book of poetry, Slow Scrape, was published by The Centre for Expanded Poetics and Anteism in 2020. She is represented by Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver.


Layli Long Soldier holds a B.F.A. from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an M.F.A. from Bard College. Her poems have appeared in POETRY Magazine, The New York Times, The American Poet, The American Reader, The Kenyon Review Online, BOMB and elsewhere. She is the recipient of an NACF National Artist Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, a Whiting Award, and was a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award. She has also received the 2018 PEN/Jean Stein Award and the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award. She is the author of Chromosomory (Q Avenue Press, 2010) and WHEREAS (Graywolf Press, 2017). She resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.




This event organized by Toronto Biennial of Art has been postponed to late spring 2023.


The sky held me (rainfall on hands hair lips) is a series of springtime site-specific performance investigations taking place at High Park over the course of five days. Building upon the interdisciplinary practice of artist Tanya Lukin Linklater and her work in the Biennial, Held in the air I never fell (spring lightning sweetgrass song), these process-based open rehearsals bring Lukin Linklater together with invited dancers Ivanie Aubin-Malo, Ceinwen Gobert, and Emily Law, and composer/musician Laura Ortman to generate resonant embodied inquiries. Bordered to the west by Grenadier Pond and covered in a system of wetlands, High Park is a place of synergy between land and water. During these sustained sessions, Lukin Linklater leads a collective performance in response to scores she has penned, as well as to the surroundings of High Park during the spring—a particularly generative season that invites us to take cues from the sky above us.


This program will take place May 18-22, 2022 from 10am–4pm daily.




Join Wapatah Centre for a very special Knowledge Exchange Workshop on Contact Zones as part of the Arctic / Amazon project and in support of the upcoming publication – Arctic/Amazon Networks of Global Indigeneity. Co-authors Dr. Gerald McMaster and Dr. Nina Vincent will be joined in conversation by contributing author Tanya Lukin Linklater to discuss the Reclamation of Traditional Knowledge and the notion of the Museum as a Contact Zone. The workshop will also touch on the Knowledge that exists in cultural belongings and the extensive Land Based Artwork of Lukin Linklater with her community in the Alutiiq villages of the Kodiak Island archipelago of southwestern Alaska.






Aichi Triennale 2022
July 30October 10, 2022 
Artistic DirectorKataoka Mami (Director of the Mori Art Museum)
Aichi Arts Center, Ichinomiya City, Tokoname City, Arimatsu (Nagoya City)


The theme of Aichi Triennale 2022, “STILL ALIVE,” was inspired by a series of works entitled I Am Still Alive by the Aichi-born conceptual artist On Kawara, who continually dispatched the fact of his own existence during his lifetime using telegrams starting in the 1970s. 


Additional artists were announced February 15, 2022. I am pleased to share that I will participating in the Aichi Triennale. 


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Colonial Legacies: Spaces as Witness


Presented at the culmination of the 2021 Triennial “Soft Water Hard Stone,” this panel will collectively consider the relationship between memory and creative practice. Moderated by Triennial co-curator Jamillah James, Senior Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles (ICA LA), this panel features exhibition artists Amy Lien and Enzo CamachoTanya Lukin Linklater, and catalogue contributor and poet Eunsong Kim who will discuss how their respective practices engage the act of witnessing across time and space, with particular attention to the legacies of colonialism.


This panel took place January 13, 2022. 



From a description by the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Centre:


Join Moderator Tanya Lukin Linklater and speakers Taqralik Partridge and Sven Haakanson for a conversation about challenges to Inuit sovereignty in the art world, at museums and beyond. Alyson Hardwick from the Inuit Art Foundation introduces the event.


The video series "Conversations" brings you into discussions with Indigenous peoples, providing information and insights on important subjects and issues, along with ideas and examples that can help prepare you for making choices about how to act with regard to Indigenous peoples and their heritage. 


To watch other videos in the series. go to the Smithsonian Learning Lab site for Arctic Studies Center in Alaska -- https://learninglab.si.edu/org/sasc-ak -- and scroll down to the "Conversations" section.


Our Inuit advisors for the project are:

Kacey Purruq Qunmiġu Hopson, Indigenous Knowledge Advocate, First Alaskans Institute Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Artist

Taqralik Partridge, Director, Nordic Lab at SAW

Krista Ulujuk Zawadski, PhD Candidate, Carleton University


This event was made possible through generous support of the Inuit Art Foundation and supporters of the Arctic Studies Center in Alaska. (#arcticstudies)


The conversation took place December 2021.