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

 
 

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 aubichonjacob estralshenenmary jane johnfrank mauricemary 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 NationPaved ArtsWanuskewin Galleries

Funders

Saskatchewan Arts BoardCanada Council FOR THE ARTS new chapter PROGRAMSaskCulture

 
 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.