First Saturdays: Through Their Eyes – with Inuk artist Barry Best

See the past through their eyes.

Visit with Indigenous and other equity-deserving artist at the Village on the first Saturday of the month. Through their art, they ask us to consider history from their perspective.

Art connects us to other people. It opens our eyes to different ways of looking at the world around us and the history of the land we call home.

This Month: Honouring Treaties Recognition Week, Inuk artist, Barry Best, carves wood from The Village’s fallen trees into beautiful spoons and talks about his new art installation, “Spirit Wind”, which depicts the transformations between humans and animals, a reflection on the shared similarities among all living things.


Barry Best is a Toronto based Indigenous artist who has crafted elegant and engaging pieces for over a decade. Between his carvings, photography and videography, Barry has tied his relationship as an Indigenous artist and forester together through eco based projects to help shed light on the importance of sustainability in our environment. His battle with mental health is deep within his art and manifests itself in bright beautiful colours and engaging structures, inviting the public to be a part of his journey of healing.