Nathalie Bertin

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September 18, 2021 to March 27, 2022
Unmasking the Pandemic: From Personal Protection to Personal Expression

Resilience. Strength. Unity. Artistry. Discover the innovation behind facemasks created around the world since the first COVID-19 lockdowns of 2020.
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON


Curator Conversations
VIDEO: Masks as Art: Adapting Artistic Practices through a Pandemic 
Event date:
Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Multi-disciplinary artist Nathalie Bertin joins ROM curator, Dr. Fahmida Suleman, for an informal, engaging discussion on the passion, artistry, and stimulus behind pandemic-inspired face masks as works of contemporary art. Inspired by her Indigenous heritage, explore how Bertin's bold and colourful work - ranging from intricate beadwork to vibrant painting has been influenced, impacted, and molded by her personal experiences during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


7 December 2021 - 22 April 2022
Breathe: Creating resilience through traditional art

Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Visit Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm and take in the incredible artwork and unique stories of resilience through a 21st century pandemic.

January 29 - April 29, 2022
Breathe. (2nd Wave)

Galt Museum & Archives
502 1 Street South Lethbridge, AB

CLOTHING THE PANDEMIC: A Virtual Exhibition of COVID-19 Face Masks from Around the World
ICOM (International Committee for Museums & Collections of Fashion, Costumes & Textiles)

This virtual exhibition is an international collaboration among numerous museum curators who have collected face masks for their institutions to document the material culture of the pandemic from 2020–2021. Over 100 masks have been curated into six major themes: Art & Intervention; Politics & Protest; Solidarity & Communities; Body & Spirit; Innovation & Sustainability; and Fashion & Pop Culture.

Studio Contact info

Visits to the studio in Nosbonsing are strictly by appointment only. Please call.

705 493 3580

Or feel free to visit the >> online Studio Shop.

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Representative Partners for original Artwork and bead work

Bearclaw Gallery, Edmonton, AB

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