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THE GREAT CANADIAN LEED-SCAPE

THE GREAT CANADIAN LEED-SCAPE

$125,000.00
"THE GREAT CANADIAN LEED-SCAPE"
2017
TOURING SCHEDULE 
 

May 13 - May 29 
The Evergreen Brick Works Toronto Ontario 
Opening Reception and Artist Talk
RSVP

June 4 - July 2
Visual Arts Centre of Clarington
Clarington, Ontario

July 6 - August 15
Centre for Sustainable Development
Montreal, Quebec  


November - December
THEMUSEUM 
Kitchener, Ontario

 
THE GREAT CANADIAN LEED-SCAPE is a 53-foot-long painting, which explores the natural environment and the recent development of sustainable buildings across Canada. The painting consists of thirteen panels, one for each province and territory in Canada, which will combine to form a continuous urban landscape painting. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized rating system that aims to classify and encourage sustainable buildings.
 
"As an environmental painter who is concerned, yet optimistic about the future of our planet, I was excited to learn about this new system a few years ago. Canada’s urban landscape is changing and I want to reveal it’s new form in my largest, most ambitious painting to date. In the past, I have traveled far and wide for inspiration—to other cities, countries and continents—but this time I found it closer to home." - Amy Shackleton
 
The Great Canadian LEED-SCAPE project features buildings that are developed with nature in mind—those that incorporate green roofs, rain gardens, solar energy, geothermal heating/cooling, and/or urban agriculture. Each panel juxtaposes leading examples of sustainable development with surrounding landscapes in that province/territory. The Prince Edward Island panel, for instance, depicts red cliffs alongside a LEED-certified government building in Charlottetown that uses natural light, recycles rainwater and has a reflective roof to reduce the absorption of heat. By including imagery from all regions of Canada, this painting provides our country with a reflection of it’s sustainable future. 
 

With generous funding from the Ontario Arts Council I commenced architectural research and travel in 2011. In the years to follow I travelled by plane, train, car and foot to select buildings/landmarks in each province. In summer 2015 I received private funding — organized by the Elaine Fleck Gallery— to travel to my final three destinations in northern Canada. 

 

Featured Buildings

Yukon

Whitehorse Hospital Staff Residence - LEED Silver for New Construction and Major Renovations

 

British Columbia

The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability - LEED Platinum for New Construction and Major Renovations

 

Northwest Territories

Greenstone Government of Canada Building - LEED Gold for New Construction and Major Renovations (First LEED Gold in the Arctic)

 

Alberta

Energy Environment Experiential Learning Building - LEED Platinum for New Construction and Major Renovations. Currie Barracks Community - LEED Gold for Neighbourhood Development

 

Saskatchewan

River Centre - LEED Gold for Core and Shell Development

 

Manitoba

Manitoba Hydro Place - LEED Platinum for New Construction and Major Renovations

 

Ontario

Centre for Green Cities - LEED Platinum for New Construction and Major Renovations

 

Quebec

La Maison du Développement Durable - LEED Platinum for New Construction

 

Nunavut

Iqaluit International Airport - LEED Registered for New Construction and Major Renovations

 

New Brunswick

Northrop Frye School - LEED Gold for New Construction and Major Renovations

 

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Power Building - LEED Platinum for New Construction and Major Renovations (first LEED Platinum in Atlantic Canada)

 

Prince Edward Island

Jean Canfield Government of Canada Building - LEED Gold for New Construction and Major Renovations

 

Newfoundland and Labrador

351 Water Street - LEED Gold registered building

 

 

Exhibition and Outreach

As Amy Shackleton's largest, most ambitious painting to date, this project needs to be seen by Canadians and visitors far and wide. The project features national imagery that Canadians from coast to coast can identify with. It presents a cross section of Canada’s current urban landscape—where raw land meets sustainable development. As Canada nears its 150th anniversary, this project celebrates what is happening right now and what the future can hold.

Museums, Public Art Galleries  and Institutions interested in exhibiting The Great Canadian LEED-SCAPE; please contact Elaine Fleck at elaine.fleck@rogers.com

 


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