The Winnipeg Art Gallery is celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary with ART EXPRESS’D, a coast-to-coast-to-coast adventure that will unite our vast country in summer 2017. Three 20-foot shipping containers transformed into mobile art studios will traverse every province and territory via train, truck, and cargo ship, stopping in 15 communities, ultimately converging in Winnipeg, the heart of the country.
A nationwide call for submissions has been made to find three contemporary artists to travel one of the three routes—southward, eastward, and westward. Selected artists will lead collaborative art-making projects inspiring the public to express their visions of Canada.
ART EXPRESS’D highlights this country’s unique natural geography and its linguistic and cultural diversity, while speaking to Canada’s deeply-rooted history of travel, transport, exploration, and communication. The movement of people, goods, and information over great distances and challenging terrain continues to define Canada today. How do you picture Canada in the next 150 years? Explore this site to learn how you can get involved!
Before they set off on their journey, the containers will be painted with the help of Art City and Graffiti Art Programming. Stop by the Forks to find out more about this Canada 150 Signature Initiative.
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