Exhibitionists is back this Friday — and changing how we see Canada

It’s our biggest season yet, and it premieres this Friday night at 12:30am on CBC. Watch a sneak peek!

It’s our biggest season yet, and it premieres Friday night on CBC. Watch a sneak peek!

Changing how we see Canada: through movement, through image, through sound. Exhibitionists Season 3 with Amanda Parris premieres this Friday night at 12:30am on CBC TV and online at! 0:58

CBC Arts: Exhibitionists is back, and our third season is bigger than anything we've done before. Just take a look at that trailer! More inspiration, more innovation — more Amanda Parris. And it's all Canadian.

Where to watch?

The season kicks off this Friday, Sept. 22 at 12:30 a.m. so join us for the show on CBC TV or online at

Another sneak peek!

That trailer above will give you an eyeful of some of the exciting stories we'll be airing this year, but how about this for some instant gratification?

A new batch of short docs will be making their big TV debut on CBC Arts: Exhibitionists, but you can already catch plenty of them online. Check out six stories we'll be featuring on the season ahead.

You might find this kid's art pretty scary, but he politely disagrees

In this video, you'll meet Callum Donovan Grujicich in his studio and on one of his foraging trips with his brother — and see why the 12-year-old's sculptures are turning heads. 2:58

Who: Callum Donovan Grujicich

Location: Whitby, Ont.

This self-taught 12-year-old sculptor makes detailed pieces that would make Tim Burton proud, but they're anything but creepy to him.  

This massive digital spectacle takes you underwater (but on dry land)

In one of the most complex digital projections in the world, filmmaker Nettie Wild uses art to create awareness and preserve the legacy of British Columbia salmon. 4:17

Who: Nettie Wild

Location: Vancouver

What: Uninterrupted

This artist found a way to bring the heart of the river to the heart of the city, and it's one of the most colossal digital projects in the world. Watch as filmmaker Nettie Wild turns a local landmark into a living river. (The project, called Uninterrupted, is actually still happening, but it wraps up soon so get your butt to the Cambie Bridge before Sunday, Sept. 24, when this spectacle has its grand finale.)

These photos of black women in the Canadian landscape are here to question our assumptions

Artist Ella Cooper on why she created her Ecstatic Nudes series. 3:33

Who: Ella Cooper

Location: Toronto

"When you think of Canada's national identity and what that looks like, I often think of the Group of Seven, moose, Canadian mounties," Cooper told CBC Arts. "Rarely do I see black women depicted in the Canadian landscape." That's where her photo series, The Ecstatic Nudes, comes in. In this video, she shows off this empowering project that celebrates black joy.

Cut loose, footloose, with these dancing kids from the Alberta School for the Deaf

"If you're deaf and you can't hear the music, you can definitely feel the vibrations. And that can really help you dance." Student Pewhysis Thunder on her week with DanceED Movement Project 2:41

Who: DanceEd Movement Project and the students at the Alberta School for the Deaf

Location: Edmonton

Sit in on rehearsals as the young students at the Alberta School for the Deaf prepare for a performance that smashes stereotypes. To dance, you've got to have rhythm — and these kids have it.

Why getting her first tattoo is so meaningful for this 74-year-old Inuit elder

Mary Kudlak shares the emotional process of getting her first kakiniit, or traditional Inuit tattoo. 3:52

Who: Hovak Johnston

Location: Yellowknife

Artist Hovak Johnston founded the Inuit Tattoo Revitalization Project to revive a tradition, kakiniit, that's all but disappeared. The organization has now tattooed more than 80 women, including the elder you'll meet in this story: 74-year-old Mary Kudlak, who goes to Johnston for her first tattoo. In the video, you'll get to sit in on this emotional experience.

Canadian dance legend Louise Lecavalier on her punk rock mentor

Bowie muse and Canadian dance icon Lecavalier explains how much her long-time collaboration with Édouard Lock meant to her. 3:02

Who: Louise Lecavalier

Location: Montreal

The co-founder of La La La Human Steps toured with David Bowie and Frank Zappa, and in her own right, she's one of the biggest names in Canadian dance. But who's her hero? Lecavalier opens up about her mentor and collaborator Édouard Lock in this piece.

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