Bruno Canadien: walking is traditional

Date: Sep 5, 2023

Deadline: Oct 29, 2023 - 1:00 pm

Date: ongoing until Oct 29, 2023
Time: Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm
Location: Leighton Art Centre
Address: 282027 144 St. West, Foothills AB T1S 0Y4
Cost: admission by donation

Bruno Canadien presents new mixed media work that documents and catalogues his walking practice and land art in the Sheep River watershed of southern Alberta. Informed by his Dene and Scottish heritage, walking is traditional is cultural resilience and continuity in action, wherein the artist embodies a wholistic approach to artmaking through movement and observation in the real environment.

For Bruno, walking provides essential connections with family, community, language, and the outdoors, as well as boundless opportunities for learning. The artifacts of this practice, manifested in photo, text and digital images on paper, invites viewers to a fresh understanding of their home while reflecting on relationships within the foothills and mountains of the Sheep.