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Natalie King Art Exhibit – Guided Audio Tour

February 12, 2024

Guided Audio Tour

Please enjoy a guided audio tour of Natalie King’s recent exhibit in the Faculty of Science.

Narrated by Natalie King. Captions are available in the video players.

Spirit Soar

“Spirit Soar” captures the essence of liberation and unity as an Indigenous body gracefully glides through the air, carried on the back of a thunderbird. 

Red Dresses, Red Fabric, Red Tapestry, Red Dreams

“Red Dresses, Red Fabric, Red Tapestry, Red Dreams ” is a visual exploration and tribute to the strength, unity, and resilience of Indigenous people, with a particular focus on the somber reality of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, two spirit and LGBTQ+ people. 

Rainbow Reverie

“Rainbow Reverie” seeks to explore the essence of joy and celebration. As a Two-Spirit artist, my work seeks to transcend boundaries and tell stories that resonate with the spirit of cultural pride.

Seven Generations of Interwoven Wisdom

“Seven Generations of Interwoven Wisdom” is a visual tapestry that weaves together the stories, resilience, and wisdom of seven generations of Indigenous people, set against the cosmic backdrop of the Turtle’s back. 

About the Artist: Who is Natalie King?

Portrait of Natalie King
Natalie King

Natalie King (she/her) is a queer interdisciplinary Anishinaabe (Algonquin) artist, facilitator and member of Timiskaming First Nation. King’s arts practice ranges from video, painting, sculpture and installation as well as community engagement, curation and arts administration. King is currently a Programming Coordinator at Xpace Cultural Centre in Tkaronto.

Often involving portrayals of queer femmes, King’s works are about embracing the ambiguity and multiplicities of identity within the Anishinaabe queer femme experience(s). King’s practice operates from a firmly critical, anti-colonial, non-oppressive, and future-bound perspective, reclaiming the realities of lived liv es through frameworks of desire and survivance.

King’s recent exhibitions include Come and Get Your Love at Arsenal Contemporary, Toronto (2022), Proud Joy at Nuit Blanche Toronto (2022), Bursting with Love at Harbourfront Centre (2021) PAGEANT curated by Ryan Rice at Centre[3] in Hamilton (2021), and (Re)membering and (Re)imagining: the Joyous Star Peoples of Turtle Island at Hearth Garage (2021). King has extensive mural making practice that includes a permanent mural currently on at the Art Gallery of Burlington. King holds a BFA in Drawing and Painting from OCAD University (2018). King is currently GalleryTPW’s 2023 Curatorial Research Fellow.

Art Unveiling Opening Remarks



Thank you for viewing this art exhibit. For more Indigenous at Mac information, please visit the Indigenous at Mac page.