Explore our six-film collaboration with Canadian filmmaker
David Hartman

Edge of a Moment

Meryl McMaster

This first installment of our six-film collaboration with Canadian filmmaker David Hartman features Meryl McMaster, whose work has astounded McMichael visitors over the past few months in her exhibition Bloodline.

Miss Chief Eagle Testickle

Kent Monkman

Watch the full film to discover the origins of Monkman’s character Miss Chief Eagle Testickle and how they confront settler legacies in their art.

Photograph Like a Painter

Pierre Dorion

Discover the captivating world of Montreal-based artist Pierre Dorion. His paintings, influenced by architectural and manufactured spaces, evolve into a unique graphic style that embraces figurative Minimalism.

Erratic Love

Shelley Niro

In this film, Shelley takes us on a journey into her artistic practice, unveiling her profound connection with the natural world and the myriad influences that shape her work.


Zachari Logan

Canadian artist Zachari Logan recalls his 2017 residency at the Thomson Shack at the McMichael and his compositions inspired by Tom Thomson’s wildflowers.

Expanding the Present

Margaux Williamson

Toronto-based artist Margaux Williamson’s interiors reveal spaces of expansive creativity, subjectivity, and a kind of anarchic experimentation.

black and white headshot of David Hartman

About the Filmmaker

David Hartman is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose recent work is focused on the creative process of some of Canada’s most exciting visual artists. The films take the viewer into the private creative worlds of the artists and offer insight into what drives their work forward. The short films feature a range of artists, from the more established (Kent Monkman, Shelley Niro, Edward Burtynsky) to an exciting younger generation (Meryl McMaster, Jen Aitken, Zachari Logan, Linda Martinello). They have been distributed on PBS and Air Canada flights. David works in Toronto, Canada.

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