Greater Toronto Art 2024, March 22–July 28.

TD Community Sunday: Little Islands with Emmie Tsumura

With Emmie Tsumura
Sunday, June 6, 2021
 | 1:00 pm
 – 2:00 pm
 | MOCA Toronto 

For our June TD Community Sunday, MOCA welcomed Emmie Tsumura to lead a hands-on virtual workshop inspired by Michael Lin’s Archipelago.  Emmie showed us how to create our own patterned archipelago, or chain of islands, drawing inspiration from our immediate surroundings.  

Gather your materials and follow along with Emmie in the recorded workshop!  After collecting motifs and patterns that represent your home or neighbourhood, you will cut out and decorate your island shapes, creating your own archipelago – separate but all parts of a whole. Your archipelago will become a unique snapshot of you!

Activity Guide


Emmie Tsumura is an interdisciplinary artist working in illustration, collage, and graphic design and is currently based in Tkarón:to/Toronto. Guided by Japanese folk tales and personal ancestry, her work documents an ongoing process of negotiating Japanese settler/colonial identity and contemplates human relationships to consumption and the urban environment. Using psychogeography as an exploratory tool, she is interested in how artists can reach communities outside of traditional art spaces, disrupt familiar narratives, and combine forces to support grassroots justice movements. She has an undergraduate degree from Trent University in Cultural Studies and completed a Masters Degree in Design at York University in 2015.

This event takes place on TD Community Sunday.
TD Community Sundays are made possible through TD Community Sundays by TD Bank Group through its corporate citizenship platform TD Ready Commitment.

MOCA thanks Ontario Trillium Foundation for their support of our Public Programmes and Learning Initiatives.

Image credit: Emmie Tsumura

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