September 23 - October 16Free
Nature and a sense of place are catalysts for Tait Wilman’s work, her artistic practice explores discursive trajectories between sense of self and place, through installation, sculpture, and performance. ‘Leave No Trace’ is a sculpture located at Royal Recreation trail near Guelph Lake. This sculpture will illustrate some of the local ecology you can find on this trail, here you will also find a small take away. This zine or take away will not only guide you through on your trail excursion but will provide tidbits about the local ecosystem, and a creative activity. This activation brings a new perspective to the local nature, diversity and creativity in the area. The artist aims to encourage exploring local nature to learn and create.
The artist wants to acknowledge that we live, learn, work, play, explore and this sculpture rests on the land within the Between the Lakes Purchase (Treaty 3), the treaty lands and territory of the Mississauga’s of the Credit. She recognizes that the Anishinnabe, and Hodinöhsö:ni’ peoples have long-standing and ongoing relationship with the land and each other. The Attawandaron people are part of the archaeological record.
Culture Days happens annually from September 23 to October 16.
Where art meets heritage meets a passion for the natural environment, That’s So Guelph! Our creative community embodies values that define Guelph – curiosity, compassion, innovation, collaboration, diversity, environmentalism, and activism. Their work entertains and challenges, beautifies and reveals, charms and inspires, remembers and aspires – and will be on full display daily during Culture Days, all around Guelph, in heritage buildings and contemporary concert halls, in galleries and online, in parks, on trails, and by the river. Come discover what makes us uniquely “so Guelph.”
Visit That’s So Guelph! Culture Days Hub for local event listings.