“Contemporary Landscapes” Art Exhibit

Culture and entertainment
Location(s): Fort Langley National Historic Site
Cost: Regular admission fees apply

Event description

Beyond depiction of beautiful views, landscape art has served multiple purposes throughout the past 500 years: showing ownership, depicting leisure, and propagating nationalism. Kwantlen Polytechnic University Fine Arts students who are undertaking the course “Politics in Landscape” have studied the political implications of landscape art, touching on ideas of the “wilderness myth” in Canada, as well as racial, historical, and environmental issues in landscape. 

“Contemporary Landscapes” is an exhibition that responds to two on-site learning experiences – a native plant walk with a Kwantlen elder in Campbell Valley Park, and an interpretive tour of the Fort Langley National Historic Site. Students' artistic responses encompass drawing, painting, sculpture, and installation to consider their own relationship to land in this contemporary moment.

Admission details

$7.80 per adult, $6.55 per senior, and free for youth 17 and under. Fort Langley annual pass holders and Parks Canada Discovery Pass holders also get free entry.