April 20 – September 11, 2022

Activist Wallpaper

Syrus Marcus Ware


A new wall work that celebrates Black Deaf Olympian Courage Bacchus

Artist Syrus Marcus Ware

Syrus Marcus Ware, Photo by Jalani Morgan


This new wall work explores BIPOC disability activism in the arts and in media and is a tribute and celebration of Black Deaf Olympian and artist Courage Bacchus. 

About Syrus Marcus Ware

Syrus Marcus Ware is an Assistant Professor at the School of the Arts at McMaster University. A scholar, visual artist, activist, curator and educator, Ware uses painting, installation and performance to explore social justice frameworks and black activist culture. His work has been shown widely across Canada in solo and group shows, and his performance works have been part of local and international festivals. Ware is part of the Performance Disability Art Collective and a core-team member of Toronto’s Black Lives Matter. He is the curator of the That’s So Gay show and a co-curator of Blackness Yes!/Blockorama. In addition to penning a variety of journals and articles, he is also the co-editor of the best-selling Until We Are Free: Reflections on Black Lives Matter in Canada

Accessibility Information

  • The south corridor in the Main Building is wheelchair accessible.
  • Audio Description, including the artist bio, artist statement and image description, will be available on-site via QR code. Volunteers will be available to assist with QR code access during building hours. A smartphone and headphones are required for QR code access. A limited number of devices will be available for guests to borrow if needed.
  • A braille book will be available with information about the exhibition. Braille books and borrowed equipment for Audio Description access can be picked up at the Information Desk in the Main Building lobby during building hours. 


South Hallway


Wheelchair Accessible

235 Queens Quay W

Toronto ON M5J 2G8

Keywords Public Art