BPL Cofounders Present A Deputation To The Provincial Legislature
The Snowlion Club
We are so excited to share some behind-the-scenes photos by the fabulous Ameel Mohammed of a cool CBC Arts documentary project we have been working on with The Snowlion Club, a growing Tibetan brand comprised of local Tibetan youth based out of Toronto, Canada.
BPL office for the day. Why? Because it's in the sun, it's open to people traffic in the back alleyway of Centre For Social Innovation (Annex) AND it's in a frickin 102-year-old freight elevator! How cool is that?! Come on by for a consultation on how you can harness the power of art to grow yourself and your business! Follow us on Instagram and we'll keep you posted on our next "open door drop-in day" ! OR contact us to set up a meet and greet!
The Bureau's Mikela Jay stars as 'Lorraine' in Alien 40th Anniversary film Ore !
Photo by Shimon Photo - ©Shimon Karmel 2018
DRAWING IS ACTION
Art exhibition by Bureau Cofounder Andrea Battersby
"Drawing Is Action became a comforting mantra for me in producing these intimate pieces in my cramped but cherished studio. A kind of paralysis due to decades of emotionally wearing precarious access to workspace has informed these outpourings. Inspired by the GAS open call and created while finally facing the reality that time is up for my studio and the entire complex of active arts spaces at the historic Coffin Factory 89 - 109 Niagara St., Toronto, these drawings are symbolically priced equal to a months rent. With only a few months left, the real work is to offer positive outlooks and forecasts while standing in the disorienting present."
by TROY//GEOFF DONER
Mikela Jay, Andrea Battersby, Geoff Doner and Troy Jackson backstage at Nuit Rose
U.S. Premier of LIGHT FOR FREEDOM short film at the
Buddhist Arts And Film Festival
July 07, 2018
Live @ The Mermaid Ball
Supporting Squid Lid
June 08 2017
@ Revival Bar, Toronto CAN
Photos: Daisy Hsieh
Towards An Understanding Of The Tibetan Self Immolations
Thursday July 28, 2016
July 21 - August 07
Tashi Norbu, an accomplished contemporary Tibetan artist based in Amsterdam, brings his powerful artwork to Toronto for the first time with TIME TRAVELLERS:THE ART OF TASHI NORBU art exhibit.
Tashi Norbu's artworks explore fantastical realms inhabited by diverse ancient religious symbols and pop culture icons. Courageously transcending boundaries to forge the new frontier of Contemporary Tibetan Art, Norbu reveals parallels between emerging Western scientific knowledge and ancient Buddhist Philosophy, while maintaining a vigilant voice of Tibet's suffering under occupation and cultural genocide.
This exhibition will feature 20 of Norbu’s works at Gallery 1313, right in the heart of “Little Tibet” in Parkdale, Toronto. There will also be off-site events: #LightForFreedom, a storytelling/live painting exploration of the Tibetan self-immolations, 108 BUDDHAS Painting Workshop For Kids and STREETWINDOWS, a Pop-up Interactive Public Art Installation connecting the Tibetan diaspora via modern technology.
"Like" the Time Travellers: The Art Of Tashi Norbu Facebook page and get all the details!
Feb. 13-28, 2016
Opening Reception Sat. Feb.13, 7-9pm
88A Nassau St., Toronto
Artists In Exile/ Tibetans Of Toronto
Arts And Culture Festival
180 Shaw St., Toronto
Stay tuned for details on the upcoming exhibition series "Artists In Exile" as the Bureau showcases its first installment entitled "Tibetans Of Toronto" at Artscape Young Place Sept 17-25. This show will feature a group of Tibetan artists who fled Tibet to India and eventually settled in Toronto. Toronto has the largest Tibetan exile community in the world outside of Nepal and India.
New Art by Geoff Doner
Looking for alternative, eco-friendly gifts for your loved ones this holiday season? Want to make your own zine, buy some coffee from a local purveyor and support programs that help people recently released from prison reintegrate into the community? How about some "some delicious, farm-grown and ecologically produced gift goodies"? Or listen to illiaster perform live with special guest and MAGT member Androidrea?
Then come on out Dec 11 to the CSI Holiday Pop Up Market & Sustainable (Un)Professionals Mixer at The Centre For Social Innovation(Annex) 720 Bathurst St., Toronto, CAN.
It's Free! The market runs from 2pm -10pm with illiaster going on around 7:30pm
Let's help support small local businesses, artistisans and musicians, have some fun and celebrate the season by sharing in the good things people are doing in this city!
Tibet Truth Cards for "Glorious Tibet"
In partnership with Students For A Free Tibet Canada, Geoff Doner, co-founder of the Bureau, designed Tibet Truth Cards for a protest in Toronto Nov 4-8 2014 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox and St Lawrence Centre For The Arts in Toronto, CAN.
Put on by the Chinese Government under the name 'Glorious Tibet' as part of "Canada China Tibet Culture Week", the event was held in Toronto, CAN, home to the largest Tibetan exile community in North America. There was absolutely no consent from the Tibetan Community and it was essentially a Chinese propaganda event white-washing the true state of oppression in Tibet. It depicted distorted and incomplete images of a land of happy Tibetans, further perpetuating the lie that all is 'Glorious' in Tibet. Yet, since 2009, over 130 Tibetans have set themselves on fire in response to the state-sponsored cultural genocide that is being carried out by the same government that put on this show.
500 Tibet Truth Cards were handed out at the TIFF Theatre and at the St Lawrence Centre For The Arts to attendees and passers-by.
For footage of the protests, visit
Geoff Doner / Songs About Death
In Light Of Death/ A Musical Meditation
In Light Of Death / A Musical Meditation
The Bureau is proud to present as part of the
2 - 6PM
May 31 2014
720 Bathurst St, Toronto
An ensemble, including the members of MAGT plus a cast of eclectic creative musical warriors, will be performing a 3ish hour improvisation contemplating impermanence and mortality. Please join us and celebrate living a more meaningful life in light of impermanence and help celebrate 10 years of the Centre For Social Innovation!