Open Channels on View at the Canada Council

July 23, 2019 at 10:30 am  •  Posted in Awards and Contests, News & Events by

Listen. We cannot continue to infinitely make the same mistakes, 2017, digital print © Anna Gaby-Trotz

Listen. We cannot continue to infinitely make the same mistakes, 2017, digital print © Anna Gaby-Trotz

Through January 26, Canada Council’s Âjagemô exhibition space in Ottawa is showcasing the Open Channels exhibition, which presents the work of the artists who were onboard the Canada C3 maritime expedition marking the 150th anniversary of the Confederation. Travelling from Toronto to the east, through the Northwest Passage, and on to Victoria, the journey was divided into fifteen legs with one artist present for each leg. Two photographers were part of this adventure: Anna Gaby-Trotz and Christine Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald was present on the St. Lawrence leg of the trip, while printmaker and photographer Anna Gaby-Trotz was onboard for Leg 15, from Campbell River to Victoria, B.C. Gaby-Trotz focused on the connection and separation of visible and invisible borders and the repetition of historical mistakes. Gaby-Trotz explains, “It is about the hope for a future involving many nations working on the difficult issue of reconciliation and with work yet to do.”