The Culture Trail winds through different public art pieces, including urban art, points of interest, and exhibition and entertainment sites. Enjoy a pleasant stroll through downtown Gatineau as you follow the trail.
The piece ties together past and present in notion of migration, a seminal influence shaping our society and evolving territory. Migration Pathways #2 shows the vulnerability and endurance inherent in human and animal migratory and nomadic lives. Woven canoes rise in the air, approaching the banks of the St. Lawrence in a surprising parade-like movement. The work pays tribute to Quebec folk traditions, the beliefs of early sailors, and First Nations traditional knowledge, and occupies a traditional site of meeting and dialogue for all these communities.
Brazilian-Canadian artist Giorgia Volpe, whose multidisciplinary practice often fosters relationships and dialogue —whether through interventions, public performances, or art objects. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts from the University of São Paulo as well as a master’s degree from Laval University in Québec City. She has participated in numerous exhibitions, public interventions and artist residencies in Canada, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Colombia, China, Thailand, France, Portugal, among others.