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Weekends in the Studio! Newspaper Bookmarks with Talysha Bujold-Abu

DATES: Saturday, October 28
TIME: 1pm- 4pm
LOCATION: 2nd floor, Education Studio

To Participate:

  • Drop-in to this family-friendly workshop between 1-4pm on Saturdays. No registration required.
  • This program is free with gallery admission.
  • This program is great for families and is open to all. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Questions? Please contact Sophie Hinch, Education and Public Programs Coordinator at

Mary Ann Shadd was an educator, publisher, and the first Black woman in North America to publish and edit a newspaper, The Provincial Freeman. Inspired by Shadd’s history, Paper & Play looks to celebrate the newspaper as both a material and tool for community connection and communication.

In this easy drop-in workshop participants will have the opportunity to craft a one-of-a-kind bookmark! Materials will include newspaper collage elements and other multimedia favourites to create the perfect reading companion.

Weekends in the Studio is generously supported by Anne Safranyos and family. 

Meet the Artist: Talysha Bujold-Abu

Talysha Bujold-Abu (she/her) is an illustrator, administrator, and writer – she holds a Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) from the University of Windsor (2018) and is recipient of the Conundrum Press Mini-Comic Bursary for Black and Indigenous Creators (2021). Residencies include: New Zealand Pacific Studio (2016), ArtsPond (2020-2021), Pelee Quarry – Stone & Sky Artists Residency (2020-2021), and Struts Gallery (2022).