Listen: Episode 405 (July 1/22)

I Heart Hamilton airs Fridays 2-3PM on 93.3 CFMU
Hosted by Kristin Archer

Chatting with Hamilton Artists Inc.‘s Indigenous Curator in Residence, Alex Jacobs-Blum, about the exhibition Born Celestial, on view now until August 13 plus a performance night July 20 (7-9pm).

“Born Celestial investigates ways in which Indigenous artists utilize ancestral and contemporary knowledge to build futurities. Futurities draws upon human and other-than-human relations across time and space. The artists trace ancestral knowledges through their reflections, while operating in resistance to western consciousness. They are collectively inspiring futures centering on Indigenous ways of knowing.”


  • CODA FACTO – “Hourglass”
  • Tennyson King – “漂走”
  • Rose Brokenshire – “Dreamer”
  • iskwē and Tom Wilson – “Long Way Down” Mother Love
  • Cassidy Mann – “Tropical Sour Candy” If It’s Not Forever
  • Jenny Berkel – “Lavender City” These Are The Sounds Left From Leaving
  • The Fledge – “Commons” Hunter
  • WTCHS – “Over Kilmer” It’s Not A Cross, It’s A Curse!
  • King Park – “Coffee Cheques” Everett
  • Math Club – “Screaming Out” There’s A Light On Upstairs
  • Ellis In Transit – “Breaking Chains”
Portrait of Alex Jacobs-Blum: Photo by Marc LeSage / Artwork: Natalie King, Like a Hawk silently soaring over the Don Valley, 2022, 36 x 48 Acrylic, Ink and Aerosol Paint on Canvas
Kristin Archer is the creator of I Heart Hamilton (, where she has blogged about experiences around her hometown since 2011, growing a social media presence along the way. Encouraging locals to “be a tourist in your own city,” she promotes arts and culture across her various social media platforms, blog, and weekly radio show on 93.3 CFMU.

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