This is the story of a waterfall, a famous painter, an unsolved art theft and an amateur artist who rediscovers her craft on the edge of a two billion-year old meteor crater. That description may read a bit like the plot of an Agatha Christie novel, but it’s all based on real places and real events. What may surprise you, however, is the location where this story takes place: Onaping Falls in Sudbury, Ontario.
When the average person thinks about Canadian Indigenous art, (if they think about it at all), what probably comes to mind are traditional beaded moccasins, totem poles and soapstone carvings. Today, there are exciting modern art pieces being created by Canadian Indigenous artists who are paying homage to their past by using some of their culture’s traditional techniques, but in a decidedly more modern way that reflects their interpretation of the world and what’s happening in it right now.
There’s a wealth of public art in Montreal on display throughout the city, and discovering these installations on your own self-guided tour is one of the best things to do on a weekend in Montreal. Here are some tips for where to see some of the best examples.