Five years in the making and spanning over 50 feet, The Great Canadian LEEDscape explores the ongoing transformation of Canada's natural and built environments.
It consists of thirteen panels, one for each province and territory in Canada. The regions are positioned from west to east, according to the longitude of each capital city. Leading examples of sustainable architecture (LEED certified buildings) are combined with neighboring trees, mountains and waterways. In recognition of Canada’s sesquicentennial, this painting examines Canada’s changing urban landscape and suggests what the future could hold.
“This is the most ambitious painting of my career in both scope and scale. It has demanded extensive research, Canada-wide travel and a larger studio space. I spent time in every province and territory to photograph landscapes and hunt down buildings that were developed with nature in mind. I walked on sea ice in Nunavut. I braved -35°C in Manitoba. I hiked mountains in Alberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland and Yukon. The multi-year process has been a labour of love and I couldn't be more excited to share it in my first ever traveling exhibition!” - Amy Shackleton
Special thanks to the Elaine Fleck Gallery for organizing private sector funding and to the Ontario Arts Council for their support.
The Great Canadian LEEDscape is an original painting panorama by acclaimed artist Amy Shackleton, which features the Center for Green Cities at Evergreen Brick Works.
Evergreen Brick Works is the first stop of its national tour in 2017.
Join Canadian artist Amy Shackleton on Saturday, May 13th for the public opening of The Great Canadian LEEDscape at Evergreen Brick Works. Talk to the artist and learn more about her work. Doors open at 2pm, talk begins at 3pm.
BMO Atrium at Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Ave, Toronto ON, M4W 3X8
This event is wheelchair-accessible.