November 29, 2021
As travel resumes for many, the Edmonton International Airport will once again be a hub for passengers awaiting flights or between connections.
At Gates 7 and 72, display cases, curated by ITI’s NWT Arts Program, have been refreshed to exhibit stunning examples of NWT artwork to people from all over the world.
The artwork at Gate 7 represents a variety of disciplines from across the NWT - including traditional arts and fine crafts, literary and contemporary art.
The display at Gate 72 highlights art pieces that utilized traditional materials and techniques, one from each region of the NWT. Included are a birchbark basket with porcupine quillwork from Fort Liard, a pair of beaded moccasins with traditionally tanned moosehide form the Sahtu, a pair of sealskin mukluks from the Beaufort Delta, a beaded moss bag from the North Slave, and a fur trimmed hat with beading from the South Slave.
Corresponding web links offer interested airport patrons the opportunity to read and learn more about each piece and the artist who created it.
The GNWT is investing in artist to market and product to market opportunity chains for NWT arts and fine crafts.
Like the NWTArts website, the Edmonton Airport displays serve to expand economic opportunities for NWT artists while driving economic growth in both the NWT’s tourism and arts sectors.