March 8–20, 2022

Shared Terrain

Group Exhibition

Canada, Aabitaawizininiwag, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sápmi, Sweden

Exploring the bridges between ten artist’s practice with respect to their unique regional locations and histories. Part of Design TO.

Part of Shared Terrain

Laura Millard, Lac des Arcs, 2019. Water-based inks on recyclable fabric with aluminum frame and LEDs. Photo courtesy of the artist

This event is a Nordic Spotlight, part of Nordic Bridges.


Shared Terrain is a group exhibition that fosters cultural exchange between the Nordic Region and Canada. This exhibition is structured around exchange and conversation between ten creatives from distant locations who are collaborating with each other for the first time.  

Artists and designers from Canada and the Nordic Region are paired in five groups, working together virtually from September to December 2021 to create new work for the exhibition. They were invited to be inspired by each other, exploring the bridges between their practices with respect to their unique regional locations and distinct cultural histories.  

This exhibition features the work of Carissa Baktay (Canada and Iceland), Laura Millard (Canada), Teemu Salonen (Finland), Randi Samsonsen (Faroe Islands), Katarina Spik Skum (Sápmi and Sweden), Anie Toole (Canada), Lillian Tørlen (Norway), Wednesday Architecture (Denmark), Justine Woods (Aabitaawizininiwag and Canada), and Only One Yes (Canada). 

Shared Terrain is curated by DesignTO, co-presented with Harbourfront Centre, and supported by Lemay, the Norwegian Embassy and Icelandair, the official transportation partner of Nordic Bridges. Shared Terrain was made possible as part of Nordic Bridges in collaboration with Harbourfront Centre. 


Gallery 235

(Formerly Artport Gallery)

Wednesdays to Sundays 12pm–6pm

Large gallery located in the middle of the main building. Doors will remain open during gallery hours.

Wheelchair Accessible

235 Queens Quay W

Toronto, ON, M5J 2G8

Keywords Public Art