> Home > Municipal Government > Municipal Departments > Community Services Department > Recreation & Culture > igNIGHT > Exhibiting Artists & Locations

Exhibiting Artists & Locations

Selected Artworks & Artists:

Spiders & Spirits by Boreal Artist Collective

igNIGHT Site: Lions Park

Place of Residence: Fort McMurray, AB

Artist Statement: We all have fears, and in the dark, these fears can grow sometimes into thoughts that are overwhelming and much bigger than reality. They can be Ginormous!

This installation pokes fun at how we all can let our fears take on a life that is ginormous in comparison to reality. Take the common spider whose size is so small in comparison humans, yet our fear of these tiny creatures can be ginormous. We have all sat around in the dark telling ghost stories with friends and have had our imaginations go wild with what spirits can do. This is also true for popular trickster spirits of the Treaty 8 Territory. The Boreal Artist Collective will take visitors on a journey where you will come face to face with the spiders and Indigenous spirits that weigh on your fears.

A Journey of the Origami Boats by Kritsana Naowahkun

igNIGHT Site: Snye Point Park

Place of Residence: Fort McMurray, AB

Artist Statement: An origin story that can be shared by all Canadians, Naowahkun highlights the individual journey unique to each person bringing them to this land. By immigration or the by use of traditional trade routes, A Journey of the Origami Boats pays recognition to the ginormous feats people have conquered in the quest of finding a place of home and belonging.

Transcendence Engine 2019-a by Blaine Campbell

igNIGHT Site: Poplar Crescent Park

Place of Residence: St. Albert, AB

Artist Statement: Transcendence Engine 2019-a presents a larger-than-life kaleidoscope, a passage reflecting the viewer and elements of the surrounding environment in a gigantic, immersive, transcendent display. Ten duplicated and mirrored reflections dance at the end of the passage. Travelling through it, the kaleidoscopic image shifts as one’s vantage point changes, other viewers pass in and out of the reflections, and as lights modulate through specular patterns. Meanwhile the exterior also acts as a source of spectacle, reflecting the sky and the passage’s surrounding environment.

Golden Pig by Yong Fei Guan

igNIGHT Site: Jubilee Plaza

Place of Residence: Edmonton, AB

Artist Statement: Plastic waste has dramatic global and local environmental impacts. These impacts have been exacerbated by China’s new rules on recycling, which came into effect in Jan 1, 2018. Playful and environmentally friendly,金猪Goden Pig will brighten the dialogue regarding resources and waste. It will encourage imaginative approaches to prosperity and balance in our province.

Intrude by Parer Studio

igNIGHT Site: Snye Point Park

Place of Residence: Tasmania

Artist’s Statement: Some very large white rabbits, illuminated in stark white light, have been taking over the planet. The bunnies of Intrude stand enormous, yet relaxed and appear to be quite at home in their new patch.

Why rabbits? Rabbits in artist Amanda Parer’s native Australia are an out of control pest, leaving a trail of ecological destruction wherever they go and defying attempts at eradication. First introduced by white settlers in 1788 they have caused a great imbalance to the country’s endemic species.

The rabbit is also an animal of contradiction. They represent the fairy-tale animals of our childhood, of furry innocence, frolicking through idyllic fields. Intrude deliberately evokes this cutesy image, and strong visual humour to lure you into the artwork only to reveal the more serious environmental messages in the work. The bunnies of Intrude are huge, the size referencing “the elephant in the room”, the problem, like our environmental impact, big, but too easily ignored.

All Winter Maintenance Zones are relaxed until further notice.