Art Windsor-Essex respectfully 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 Bkejwanong. We want to state our respect for the ancestral and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
The Water Library
March 14, 2023 - September 26, 2023
The Water Library is a collection of water samples gathered and donated by different community members. This project draws inspiration from the Water Protector movement, which aims to safeguard the world’s water and water systems. Throughout this exhibition, AWE will hold a series of workshops with the region’s youth, inviting them to take samples from water collected and integrate them into arts and science workshops to foster a better understanding of our relationship to this vital resource.
Feel free to leave a water sample in the Water Library and log your contribution to this ongoing project. We welcome donations of tap water or water from lakes and rivers, locally and beyond.
- Use a recycled plastic water bottle to collect your water sample. Your sample can be taken from an inside source (tap, faucet, bathtub) or outside source (pond, stream, river).
- Bring your sample to the gallery. The Water Library is located on the 2nd floor of AWE.
- Record your sample in The Water Library log book and place your bottle on the illuminated shelf.