Conversations on colonization, reclamation and reconciliation through art.
The City of Edmonton chose Paint the Rails as one of its legacy projects for Canada’s 150th anniversary. The project is much more relevant this year as it is also the 140th anniversary of the signing of Treaty 6. Paint the Rails looks to integrate as many cultural communities as possible into the greater story of settlement and reconciliation in Edmonton.
Paint the Rails proposes to create permanent art installations in six Edmonton LRT stations. The artworks will be inspired by community; artists, elders, knowledge keepers, historians, members of Edmonton’s diverse cultural communities, and other stakeholders are asked to come together to help guide the stories and artistic vision that will inspire the content of the artwork. These murals will tell our shared stories in public places and spark conversations and celebration. Emerging artists and videographers will be mentored by established professionals, building skills among young Edmontonians and sparking creative connections.
- Churchill LRT Station
-University LRT Station
Meet the Artists:
- Carla Rae Taylor
- AJA Louden
- Dana Belcourt
- Matthew Cardinal
(More on artists bios: https://www.jhcentre.org/paint-the-rails)