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Talking Treaties with Jumblies and Ange Loft: Text and Image

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Small Arms Inspection Building (SAIB)

1352 Lakeshore Road East

Mississauga, ON L5E 1E9

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The first of two workshops (second on Nov. 23), participants unpack imagery in Toronto's Indigenous presence and the Toronto Purchase.

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Talking Treaties with Jumblies and Ange Loft: Text and Image

Presented by the Toronto Biennial of Art

Open to adults and older youth of all experiences, backgrounds, and abilities, this workshop begins with a presentation and facilitated discussion of the key symbols of Toronto’s Indigenous presence and governance structures. Symbols found in the text of Treaty 13: The Toronto Purchase, further reveal another set of imagery to unpack, moving through the city’s changing coat of arms, to Indigenous names for local waterways. With a large version of the Toronto Purchase text, small teams collaborate to replace words with images, culminating in a site-specific visual installation to expand across the grounds of Small Arms.

Image: Jumblies Theatre & Arts, Talking Treaties, 2018. Photo: Liam Coo. Courtesy of the artists.

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Jumblies Theatre & Ange Loft

Jumblies is a Toronto-based organization with international reach that collaborates with professional artists and diverse communities to create transient utopias and far-reaching ripples.

Ange Loft (b. Kahnawake, QC,) is the Associate Artistic Director of Jumblies Theatre, a multi-disciplinary performer from Kahnawake Mohawk Territory, practicing in Toronto. Loft created the Indigenous Arts and Culture Partnerships Fund for the City of Toronto and the Toronto Indigenous Context Brief for the Advisory Council for the Toronto Biennial of Art.

For more information on our programs, please visit our website at torontobiennial.org. To keep up to date on events, follow us on social media at @torontobiennial and @tbaprograms.

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