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Carrier Bag Collective is a Toronto-based artist collective. Named after Ursula K. Le Guin’s Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction, we explore collection methodologies and practices in a variety of mediums. Emphasizing community engaged creation and accessibility in arts knowledge, Carrier Bag Collective programs free public workshops, exhibitions, and other initiatives to maintain community amongst early-career artists in Toronto.

Carrier Bag Collective acknowledges that Toronto is on the territory of the Anishinabeg, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat peoples and is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. We believe in #LandBack, which is the reinstating of Indigenous jurisdiction over their traditional land. To learn more about the Land Back movement click here.


Curatorial Projects

2024   KEEPSAKES. Curatorial residency at Spacemaker II, Toronto


2023    Dimensions of Toronto: Looking Otherwise with Nature.  Window Box Gallery, Gallery 1313, Toronto            
              Specimental.  Action Potenial Lab, Toronto


2024    Intro to Needle Felting. Morning Parade Coffee Bar, Toronto

2023    Autumn Forage and Charm Making. Bickford park, Toronto

              Intro to Natural Dyeing. SPACEMAKER II, Toronto
              Looking Otherwise with Mason Smart. Collective creation and wheatpasting workshop. 
              Gallery 1313, Toronto

2022    Cyanotype and Anthotype Printmaking, Trinity Bellwoods, Toronto