It's complicated: capturing migrating caribou in ON THE MOVE

Carleton University, MacOdrum Library, 2nd Floor, Book Arts Lab

Ottawa, ON

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Shealagh Pope discusses the making of On the Move, a large print made using a variety of printmaking processes. The print depicts barrenground caribou moving from their summer calving grounds to regions further south in the Arctic where they will overwinter. Caribou undertake the longest annual migration of any land animal. In the fall, they do it against the backdrop of the Arctic tundra in full autumn glory, as celebrated in this print.

This event runs the duration of Culture Days.

Balaena Editions

This event is free.

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Ottawa-Gatineau Printmakers Connective

The Ottawa-Gatineau Printmakers Connective is an artist collective founded in 2012 to foster and promote the knowledge and appreciation of hand-pulled prints and printmaking among its members and the public. The 40+ members include recreational, emerging, and established artists, among them several art teachers. The Connective has its home base at the City of Ottawa’s Nepean Creative Arts Centre in Bell’s Corners, where it maintains a gallery space and small printing studio.

This event is part of a hub:

Ottawa-Gatineau Printmakers Connective 'Migration in Print' Project

Members of the Ottawa-Gatineau Printmakers Connective Ottawa, ON

Members of the Ottawa-Gatineau Printmakers Connective (OGPC) offer a behind-the-scenes look at the complexities of printmaking to elucidate the importance of printmaking in contemporary arts. Working collectively on the theme of Migration,...


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Ottawa, ON

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Shealagh Pope