Leah Collins

Senior Writer

Since 2015, Leah Collins has been senior writer at CBC Arts, covering Canadian visual art and digital culture in addition to producing CBC Arts’ weekly newsletter (Hi, Art!), which was nominated for a Digital Publishing Award in 2021. A graduate of Toronto Metropolitan University's journalism school (formerly Ryerson), Leah covered music and celebrity for Postmedia before arriving at CBC.

Latest from Leah Collins

It's an all-night performance about great women in Toronto history, and you can star in the show

The 52, an interactive project coming to Nuit Blanche Toronto, features the stories of local heroes including Margaret Atwood and Bianca Andreescu.

For Nuit Blanche, this artist is digging up Nathan Phillips Square — literally

Jenine Marsh will remove 200 slabs of concrete for her project, Wellspring. So far, she’s discovered decades of trash … and some inspiring Toronto history.

What to see at Nuit Blanche Toronto 2023

The city's all-night art thing returns Saturday, and we got a preview from this year's curators of the most exciting projects coming to downtown, Etobicoke and Scarborough.

How do you get someone to care about Shakespeare? Two words: Goblin Macbeth

Coming soon to Stratford and Bard on the Beach, it's the classic play — performed by goblins. And Bruce Horak and Rebecca Northan won't stop until their monsters have devoured the entire canon.

This tiny B.C. town is now home to an art gallery unlike anything you've seen before

Art stars Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, who repped Canada at the Venice Biennale, turned a furniture store in Enderby, B.C. into the Cardiff Miller Art Warehouse.

She became an artist at 40. Now, Michèle Pearson Clarke is a Sobey nominee at 50

Just two years ago, before Canada's top prize for emerging artists lifted its age restrictions, the Trinidad-born artist wouldn't have qualified.
Long Read

Think pink, think Barbie? How the doll changed the way we think about colour

Does it come in pink? These days, the answer is always yes. Thanks to the Barbie movie, everyone's wearing pink — a colour with a complicated history.

Weekend at Bernie's and beyond: 7 movies we grew up with that are secretly Canadian

Canadians directed all of these Hollywood flicks, and if you're a child of the '80s or '90s, you totally rented them from Blockbuster.

Kablusiak wants to make you laugh — or cry. Here's why

With Furby Ookpiks and soapstone 7-11 candy, the Inuvialuk artist — nominated for the 2023 Sobey Art Award — brings a killer sense of humour to themes of cultural displacement.

He could have made a video game. Instead, he wrote a playable play

No Save Points opens tonight in Toronto. Created by Sébastien Heins, it's a one-man show you can play like Nintendo.