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  • PUBLISHED on September 06, 2017

A Glassiness to the Eyes Billboard by Lisa Hirmer September to November, 2017 A Glassiness to the Eyes was created during a residency with the Klondike Institute of Art in Culture in Dawson City and is based on the many stories of animal encounters told to the artist while she was there. In many of […]

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  • PUBLISHED on August 09, 2017

Marie Lannoo, Artificial Aurora, 2017   Artificial Aurora Billboard by Marie Lannoo August 2017 Activated by wind and sun and dependent upon the cycle of light throughout the day, with its multiple curves over the 50 foot expanse, Artificial Aurora reflects the colours of the spectrum onto the white billboard. Colours spill into the space above and […]

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  • PUBLISHED on April 24, 2017

Seth Fluker, Elbow River (Blueberry Hill series), 2017. Elbow River Billboard by Seth Fluker April 28 to June 27, 2017 In partnership with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival Curated by Heather Rigg A sequence of five photographs of hail ricocheting off of the Elbow River in Calgary is placed above the AKA Artist-Run Centre in Saskatoon, […]

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  • PUBLISHED on January 05, 2017

Sarah Burwash, Wind Song, 2016. (detail) Wind Song Billboard by Sarah Burwash January and February 2017 Burwash’s human landscapes appear as outlying settlements in which she is researching the realm of physical experience, including but not limited to, struggle, hard work, and failure. Casting aside emphasis on physical perfection and prescribed behaviours, these human figures […]

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  • PUBLISHED on August 23, 2016

Capsule in Bush Billboard by Mami Takahashi September and October 2016 As part of Beyond the barrier of sound and soon, of light This photograph, part of the Capsule series, sees the artist tucked within a bush, behind the crinkly reflective surface of a small capsule made of mirror film. Her body, largely obscured save for […]

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  • PUBLISHED on July 07, 2016

Metamorphosis: Get Up and Dance Billboard by Jeff Thomas July and August 2016 in conjunction with Jeff Thomas: The Dancing Grounds at Wanuskewin Heritage Park July 9 to September 30 Opening reception July 9, 2 to 5pm Jeff Thomas is an urban-based Iroquois, self-taught photo-based artist, writer, pubic speaker and curator, living in Ottawa, Ontario, […]

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  • PUBLISHED on April 13, 2016

A Public Display of Affection Steven Beckly Billboard May and June, 2016 In A Public Display of Affection, a spectrum splashes across a tattoo of two connected circles. They share a slender arm, an anonymous fragment of a social body. Inhabiting AKA’s billboard, the image overlays symbols of unity, inclusion, pride, celebration, and love against […]

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  • PUBLISHED on August 17, 2015

Local History Room Derek Liddington, Eleni Papadimitriou & Stefanos Ziras Billboard September and October, 2015 in partnership with 8eleven   Together Liddington, Papadimitriou & Ziras practices connect through the idea of the ‘monument’.  Through his early research into his upcoming exhibition at AKA, It wasn’t until we closed our eyes that we could finally see […]

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  • PUBLISHED on May 01, 2015

Edward Poitras, Don’t Speak Tribe Inc. 20th Anniversary project Summer 2015 For the subject of his billboard project, Edward Poitras drew from archival photographs of young girls in the residential school system in Saskatchewan. In a deeply personal text entitled “Don’t Speak” the artist remarks, “Even now when I look at this image, I can’t […]

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  • PUBLISHED on October 15, 2014

Installation, Ribbon Campaign & Publication November 8 to December 6, 2014 Opening Reception:  November 22, 8pm   |  in conjunction with the Transformation & Testimony joint opening as well as a reception for the Stronger Than Stone symposium Continuing with Longman’s summer billboard of the same title, Warrior Woman: Stop the Silence will be installed in […]

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