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Big Art Toronto
Big Art Toronto

(NOVEMBER 18 TO 21, 2020)

Still from The Windbag & the Beginning by Anna Jane McIntyre
The City of Toronto’s free outdoor public art celebration, BigArtTO, continues to offer residents with opportunities to safely explore their communities this week, while still respecting public health guidelines. And OCAD University is excited to participate as a proud partner.

This week, BigArtTO visits the neighbourhoods of Parkdale-High Park and Toronto-Danforth.

Twenty-one of the BigArtTO productions are the result of a close collaboration between the City of Toronto, OCAD University, and AVA Animation & Visual Arts Inc. Three of the BigArtTO productions are being delivered at waterfront locations and will be activated by program partner, The Bentway. These meaningful partnerships will provide opportunities for emerging Toronto-based artists and students.

November 18 to 21: daily from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Ward 4: Parkdale-High Park

(Parkdale Library, 1303 Queen St. W., M6K 1L6)

Artist: Anna Jane McIntyre (OCAD U Alumna)

Title: The Windbag & the Beginning

Here is a creation myth whose central characters include a seeing volcano, a mischievous wind and a large cat. The Windbag & the Beginning was originally performed Sunday November 21, 2010 at 2:02 pm at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, Ontario. This work was curated by Libby Hague for her Free Radical project, which was part of the art and science fair inspired too cool for school curated by Sally McKay and Patrick Macaulay. too cool for school was featured as a part of Fresh Ground new works the national commissioning programme at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. Other puppet plays from Libby's Free radical project are available for viewing at:

Anna Jane McIntyre is an artist whose playful practice combines storytelling, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, performance and microactivism. Her work investigates how people perceive, create and maintain their notions of self, through behaviour and visual cues, in an ever-shifting visual mashup of British, Trinidadian and Canadian cultural traditions.


Instagram: @annajanemcintyre