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Narrative Quest: Contemporary Canadian Aboriginal Art

December 3, 2014 – February 27, 2015
Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery

November 5, 2014

Dale Auger, Caller of Blue Medicine Lodge, 2000
Dale Auger
Caller of Blue Medicine Lodge, 2000

Exhibition Announcement

The Embassy of Canada is pleased to collaborate with the Alberta Foundation for the Arts on Narrative Quest, a contemporary Canadian aboriginal art exhibition featuring First Nations artists from Alberta.

Narrative Quest features a selection of artworks by 12 aboriginal artists from the collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and showcases a variety of traditional and contemporary styles, from photo-based artwork to acrylic paintings.

The prevalent theme in these artworks is storytelling including stories that have been shared by the elders, stories of a search for understanding and meaning, stories of identity and belonging, and stories retold to preserve a threatened culture. Much of the artwork relates stories immersed in the past, reflective of the present and hopeful for the future.

This unique exhibit, specifically curated with Japanese visitors in mind, will feature works from the following artists: Dale Auger, Bruno Canadien, Joane Cardinal-Schubert, David Garneau, Tanya Harnett, Terrance Houle, Alex Janvier, Brenda Jones-Smith, George Littlechild, Terry McCue, Frederick McDonald, and Jane Ash Poitras. Narrative Quest is the final Prince Takamado Gallery exhibit during the year-long 85th anniversary of Canada-Japan diplomatic relations.

About the Alberta Foundation of the Arts

The Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) manages this collection on behalf of the people of the Province of Alberta. This treasure consists of over 8,500 artworks, showcasing the creative talents of more than 1,700 artists. Artworks are acquired for the collection through juried submission, curatorial purchase and donation.

As the only provincial art collection in Alberta, the AFA collection reflects the development of the vibrant visual arts community in the province and has become an important cultural legacy for all Albertans.


Date: December 3, 2014 – February 27, 2015

  • Weekdays 10:00-17:30
  • Wednesdays 10:00-20:00 (10:00-17:30 on December 24 and 31)
  • Closed on weekends, December 25 – 26, January 1 – 2 and February 11

Place: Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery
(7-3-38 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

Admission: Free

Embassy of Canada, Public Affairs Section
Tel: 03-5412-6257

Media contact: Tel: 03-5412-6444

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