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Cannery exhibition captures pipeline impacts – Richmond News

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 2015310 Views

August 12, 2015

An exhibit at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery this summer is showcasing the past, present and future of the B.C. coastline and how oil pipelines are impacting First Nations fishing grounds.

The Trading Routes: Grease Trails, Oil Futures exhibition displays benefits and social and environmental risks associated with rapid changes due to oil industry advances. It looks, in an interactive manner, at the impacts on B.C.’s salmon-bearing rivers; the Fraser, Skeena, Nass, and Stikine.

Adding a little unique touch to the exhibition, nine non-Aboriginal and Aboriginal artists created artworks ranging from sculptures and photos to videos, audio and a digital interactive map. These aim to evoke a more “sensory way of thinking,” said Ruth Beer, one of the artists.

The display attempts to illustrate change as it’s experienced by different individuals. It shows not just the environmental, but also social, political and economic impact.

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