Common Weal Community Arts
 

Axenet'i Tth'al is a collaboration with Wanuskewin Galleries and the community of Patuanak.

SHOW RUNS
July 15 – October 6, 2017 at
Wanuskewin Galleries
Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

OPENING RECEPTION (free admission for opening)
Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 2–5pm
 

 
 

Created by Denesuline Elders and youth of Patuanak with resident and visiting artists, Axenet’i Tth’ al (pronounced Aah-hen-neh ti thul)—or Fringe—is a breath-taking, community-built fringe landscape celebrating the ingenuity of Northern Dene trappers and artisans. This immersive, interactive art exhibition is a product of a two-year residency with the community of Patuanak and visual artist Michèle Mackasey and guest artist Manuel Chantre. Through the nature of the process, the exhibition relays a Northern Denesuline aesthetic.

The visual insight of the Denesuline worldview and their connection to their territory can be experienced at Wanuskewin Galleries in Saskatoon until October 6, 2017.

PROJECT CONCEPT AND RESIDENT ARTIST

  • MICHÈLE MACKASEY

VIDEO, AUDIO, AND INTERACTIVITY ARTIST

  • MANUEL CHANTRE

Photographs

  • Percy Paul

ELDERS & ARTISANS

  • leona aubichon
  • jacob estralshenen
  • mary jane john
  • frank maurice
  • mary jane pakitine

PROJECT LOCATION

  • WANUSKEWIN HERITAGE PARK, SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN

# of trees

  • 36

# of Patuanak Community Members in Saskatoon for Installing

  • 17

Partners

  • English River First Nation
  • Paved Arts
  • Wanuskewin Galleries

Funders

  • Saskatchewan Arts Board
  • Canada Council FOR THE ARTS new chapter PROGRAM
  • SaskCulture
 
photo credit: unknown

photo credit: unknown

VIDEO, AUDIO, AND INTERACTIVITY ARTIST, PATUANAK: AXENET'I TTH'AL
MANUEL CHANTRE

 

 
photo credit: Percy Paul

photo credit: Percy Paul

PROJECT CONCEPT AND RESIDENT ARTIST, PATUANAK: AXENET'I TTH'AL
MICHÈLE MACKASEY

 
 

This is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter program.