Playing with Fire and Ice

Exhibition Celebration | Saturday, 21 August at 1:00 p.m.

Artist Amy Shackleton and graphic designer/animator Julian Brown are taking over the Permanent Collection Gallery with their collaborative exhibition, Playing with Fire and Ice.

In this exhibition, Shackleton creates a 50-foot-long mural depicting the lasting effects of climate change in Canada. Images of melting glaciers float amongst architectural elements, which are also met by the scorched limbs of a burning forest. Complete with the use of her signature drip painting technique, Shackleton transforms the Gallery’s walls into a fully immersive encounter. Stay grounded within the imagery or take one step further with Brown’s Augmented Reality experience. With the use of a smart device, viewers will be able to digitally extend the environment with animated forms of water and ice cascading from their screen.

These artworks remind us that we are all playing with fire. It is a call for action and a stark prediction for Canadian environmental futures.

Images provided by Amy Shackleton.

On View


April 5, 2021


August 27, 2021


Artist: Amy


In Collaboration: Julian


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