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Every week, hundreds of galleries and museums across Canada host innumerable exhibitions, artist talks, screenings and other events. Our must-sees, published each Thursday, sum up our editors’ not-to-be-missed shows and art events from Vancouver Island to St. John’s.

8 Stories to Watch at Canada’s Fall Auctions

Canada’s fall art auctions kick into high gear on November 24. Here are eight things to keep tabs on as the hammer falls.

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7 Great Fall Art Reads

As weather gets colder and nights grow shorter, it’s ever more tempting to stay in and curl up with a good book. Here are some recent releases we recommend.

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Notes on the Art of Writing—and Rewriting

Recently, artists gathered in a Montreal gallery to make a famously bleak book “a little bit happier”—now, Jacob Wren and Saelan Twerdy chat about the edit.

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Riel Confronts John A. Anew in Regina Performance

Metis artist David Garneau becomes Louis Riel, and confronts statues of John A. Macdonald, in a performance debuting this week. More in this interview.

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Amy Malbeuf Q&A: My References, My Self

Edmonton installation by Alberta-raised artist merges traditional Aboriginal craft with a range of quotations influential to her practice.

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Slideshow: Emily Carr’s Big European Debut

The first major European solo show on Emily Carr opens in London this week; get a peek at some of the works, and the lead-up activities, in this post.

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Sugar and Grit: Sonny Assu Mixes Cultures

Shaped by his experience between Aboriginal and popular Western cultures, Sonny Assu’s art reveals the truth of Canadian history, Tanya Harnett writes.

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New Doc Sheds Light on Feminist Art

Canadian artist Suzy Lake often puts herself in front of her camera—but a new doc by Annette Mangaard sheds fresh light on that oeuvre, R.M. Vaughan writes.

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On Bridging Canada’s North-South Art Divide

Some of Canada’s most exciting artists live in the Arctic, far from the centres closer to the 49th parallel where most of our citizens live, work and play—and where the bulk of Canadian curators,

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Artist Retreats: Making Space for Artist Projects at Art Toronto

Each year, Art Toronto presents select artist projects to complement the commercial booths. This year’s fair features six artist projects.

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3 Insights on the Curated Market

In advance of an Art Toronto panel, Thrush Holmes, Stefan Hancherow and Elena Soboleva share their thoughts on the increasing curation of art fairs.

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A Video Tour of Art Toronto

Get a peek at Art Toronto 2014, and hear perspectives from five Canadian dealers, in this short film.

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