A Sense of Site engages the practices of 12 contemporary artists working in response to diverse settings and communities across the land. Though ranging in approach, common ground can be found in the collective re-examination of our dialogue with the natural world in the face of present-day issues such as climatic crises, the legacies of colonialism, and the complex relationship between nationhood and cultural identity. In addressing concepts of place, environment, and belonging, this exhibition looks to subject matter of shared importance while highlighting the role of art as a catalyst for discourse and social change.

A Sense of Site draws upon the conceptual framework of Landmarks2017/Repères2017, a cross-Canada project that invited people to explore and deepen their connection to the land through a series of commissioned contemporary art projects in and around Canada’s National Parks and Historic Sites.

Landmarks2017/Repères2017 was created by PIA. www.partnersinart.ca