Art Windsor-Essex respectively acknowledges that we are located on Anishinaabe Territory – the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. Today the Anishinaabe of the Three Fires Confederacy are represented by Walpole Island First Nation. We want to state our respect for the historical and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
Landscape and Memory: Point Pelee (April Hickox)
September 5, 2003 - September 5, 2004
Point Pelee National Park is one of Canada’s most unique and fascinating natural habitats. Located in Essex County, the park is internationally recognized for its abundance of butterflies, migrating birds, forests, and wetlands.
In Spring 2003, the AGW commissioned Toronto-based artist April Hickox to photograph the evolution of Pelee’s human and natural communities. Hickox has photographed similar processes of depopulation and habitat restoration on Toronto Island, where she has lived most her life. Hickox is interested in locations where one can still find evidence of human habitation. She documents the fragmented remains of a community that now exists only in memory and which will eventually disappear entirely.
This exhibition addresses environmental issues, the history of our region, and the way in which communities evolve over time.