Installation view of ‘Wâpakwanîwin (To bloom, it has many flowers)’, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, 2022.
Cultivate your creativity! Meander through our wild rose garden to nourish and nurture your ideas, dreams and inspirations. Take a deep breath, linger and release, reflect and create, and be playful and curious. Before you know it, your imagination & creativity will flourish!
Featuring the artwork of Christi Belcourt, families are invited to contemplate our deeply rooted connection to nature, the way it grounds our bodies, activates our creative hearts, and inspires our imaginations. Appreciate all of nature’s gifts through creativity, dramatic play and hands-on activities.
The World of Creativity is an interactive, hands-on space where children and their grown-ups can explore their creativity. The World of Creativity exhibitions and themes change from year-to-year.
About the artist
Christi Belcourt (apihtâwikosisâniskwêw / mânitow sâkahikanihk) is a visual artist, designer, community organizer, environmentalist, social justice advocate, and avid land-based arts and language learner. Her ancestry originates from the Metis historic Cree speaking community of Manitou Sakhigan (Lac Ste. Anne) Alberta, Canada. Raised in Ontario, Christi is the first of three children born to political Indigenous rights leader Tony Belcourt and Judith Pierce Martin.
Like generations of Indigenous artists before her, the majority of her work explores and celebrates the beauty of the natural world and traditional Indigenous world-views on spirituality and natural medicines while exploring nature’s symbolic properties. Following the tradition of Metis floral beadwork, Belcourt uses the subject matter as metaphors for human existence to relay a variety of meanings that include concerns for the environment, biodiversity, spirituality and awareness of Métis culture.