X’ marks the spot: Downtown Brandon art installation will highlight Manitoba treaty boundaries – CBC

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 201719 Views

Outdoor billboard will showcase Indigenous art and is the largest project in Brandon art gallery’s history

Jul 13, 2017

When John Hampton moved to Brandon, Man., and became the executive director of the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba about a year ago, he noticed something missing from the city’s downtown.

“There’s a very large concentration of Indigenous people here in downtown Brandon but I didn’t see that reflected on the buildings in the visual sphere,” he said.

That will change on Thursday with the unveiling of a new outdoor exhibit on the side of the art gallery’s downtown building.

A billboard measuring roughly 3.65 metres by 9.1 metres (12 feet by 30 feet) fixed to the building will showcase local Indigenous art for the next two years.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/brandon-indigenous-art-1.4201994

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