Over the course of 2022, the Ways of Making artist ensemble at National accessArts Centre examined the ways artists with disabilities can enter into conversations about Indigenous histories and learnings about Indigenous artistic practices. The artists have been working with guest faculty to explore various themes including local Indigenous histories, the importance of representation, artistic practices, and issues of cultural appropriation.
In fall 2023, the ensemble will continue to share through this exhibition – Hey You! Land! – at the Leighton Art Centre. With 80 acres of rolling Foothills grasslands, spectacular Rocky Mountain views, native flora and fauna, and a gallery in A.C. and Barbara Leighton’s historic home, Leighton Art Centre will be a perfect place to invite the public to reflect on our connection to the past, present, and future in Treaty 7. The artists will be sharing 2D artwork, performances, talks, and workshops that are free and open to the public.
This project is generously sponsored by ATB Financial and Canada Council for the Arts. The National accessArts Centre acknowledges the vital support of its operational funders: Government of Alberta, Government of Canada, City of Calgary, Calgary Arts Development, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and TD Group. Leighton Art Centre gratefully acknowledges the support of its operational funders: Government of Canada, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Calgary Arts Development, Calgary Foundation, and Alberta Museums Association.
Andre Paradis, The New Land and The Old Land, 2023, 35mm Film Photos
Please join us at a public reception celebrating Hey You! Land! and Bruno Canadien’s walking is traditional on Saturday September 9, 2023 between 1 and 4 pm. Remarks will be held at 2 pm.