Together While Apart
Workers Arts and Heritage Centre
March 5 – April 2, 2022
(Extended to May 14th)
Kwentong Bayan Collective is honoured to contribute to Together While Apart an exhibition of interactive colouring pages and original stories based on experiences that women and gender-diverse people have faced during the past two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Artists: Abby Nowakowski, Amber Williams-King, Dalawang Babae, Edith Chavez, Kwentong Bayan Collective, Lisa Pijuan-Nomura, Natalie King, Pink Angel, Sab Meynert, Sahra Soudi, Shira Spector, Z’otz* Collective.
Kwentong Bayan Collective is honoured to be Myseum of Toronto's 2020/2021 Artist Collective in Residence.
We have collaborated with Myseum to present Stories of Collective Care in the Time of Covid-19 a series exploring collective care in Toronto and beyond through panel discussions and storytelling.
Please join us for a series of online conversations with essential workers, food justice advocates, and community educators from May to June 2020.
Learn about grassroots strategies of community care and mutual support. Experience some of the cultural practices being created during this time of global transition.
Free events, register online.
Please join us on Sunday, October 20th, 2019 for the screening of the feature film, “Becoming Labrador” at the 19th annual Reelworld Film Festival.
SYNOPSIS: A whole generation of Filipino migrants have travelled halfway across the world to work in the icy plains of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, leaving behind families and friends as they struggle to adjust to a remarkably different climate and culture in Canada. Becoming Labrador takes an intimate look at what it means to uproot yourself to try and find a new home.
Sunday, October 20th, 2019
Famous Players, Canada Square
Language: English, Tagalog
Co-presented by the Reelworld Film Festival and Kwentong Bayan Collective
Tickets available at <https://www.reelworld.ca/becominglabrador>
HABI: Weaving Stories of Migrant Labour and Indigenous Resurgence
A public programming series by Kwentong Bayan Collective
Small Arms Inspection Building (SAIB)
Kwentong Bayan Collective’s new project, HABI: Weaving Stories of Migrant Labour and Indigenous Resurgence explores the inaugural convergence of National Indigenous People’s month and the newly announced, National Filipino Heritage Month in June 2019.
In the Filipino language, “habi” means "weave” - referring to the practice of weaving, or the patterns found in woven materials. HABI is also the process by which something is kept together and made whole.
This month-long public programming series will explore Indigenous history, labour, migration, and our relationship with the land.
All programs are free of charge and will be held at the Small Arms Inspection Building, located on the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation along Lake Ontario’s eastern waterfront.
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Kwentong Bayan Collective acknowledges the generous support we have received from Mississauga Culture and the Small Arms Inspection Building to make this program possible.
Kwentong Bayan Collective will present "PIN@YS IN COMICS" with Trinidad Escobar, as part of Pinay Power II: Celebrating Peminisms in the Diaspora. This gathering will bring together self-identified Pinays (Filipina-identified, including queer and trans women) from across the diaspora to learn from one another and to create an agenda for peminist liberation in the 21st century.
The Pinay Power II Conference will be held April 17-20, 2019 on Tiohtià:ke, located on the greater Turtle Island. The Kanien’kehá:ka peoples - who are also known as the Keepers of the Eastern Door and are a part of Haudenosaunee Confederacy - are the traditional stewards of this land.
Please join us for Re-Imagining Stories of Care Work - a collaborative storytelling and audio-visual art performance about the invaluable contributions of migrant caregivers to Canada’s social, economic, and political past, present and future.
Collaborative storytelling by Caregiver Connections, Education & Support Organization (CCESO) and audio-visual art performance by Kwentong Bayan Collective. With support from Karen Ancheta, Storyteller/Facilitator and Leon Aureaus, Artistic Director, Carlos Bulosan Theatre. Presented by the Myseum Intersections Festival.
We are honoured to announce our 1st international exhibition, opening March 3rd at la Ferme du Buisson in France. Kwentong Bayan Collective will share work on the current issues, history, and future of Care Work in Canada by Black, Indigenous and Racialized women.
Stephanie Comilang, Steven Eastwood, Jeneen Frei Njootli, Sheena Hoszko, Kwentong Bayan Collective, Hazel Meyer and Cait McKinney, Raju Rage, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory
Curated by Christine Shaw
March 3–July 21, 2019
La Ferme du Buisson
Allée de la Ferme
Kwentong Bayan Collective completed a four-month residency at the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre in Hamilton. Many thanks to everyone who supported the BALIKBAYAN exhibition and monthly Caregiver Gathering Series from January 24 - April 21, 2018. Special thanks to all the caregivers, facilitators, sponsors, funders, and WAHC team!