Musket Transport is sponsoring and is involved in a unique Mississauga based Art Festival. The Work of Wind: Air, Land, Sea is a site-specific exhibition, public program series, and publication platform designed to expand perspectives on climate change through artistic practices, cultural inquiry, and political mobilization. The event has been organized by the University of Toronto Mississauga and Blackwood Gallery.
Putting this event together would not have been possible without the many experts we have on the Musket Team to help coordinate a project of this scale and for the very first time in Mississauga. Apart from boosting art culture in the city, the festival seeks to raise awareness for the challenges we face with regards to climate change.
As a transportation company, issues of environmental sustainability and climate change affect us on a deep level. We are actively trying to make our business environmentally sound. We have already invested in modern low emission vehicles and paperless ELD systems for our fleet. This climate change focused art festival, is exactly in line with our new direction as an environmentally responsible company.
One of the 13 art installations will be exhibited at our very own Southdown Terminal. To find out more click here. The festival will kick off from the 14th of September and will carry on for ten days, ending on the 23rd of September.
This is a great opportunity to experience an innovative perspective on Climate Change through an artistic lens.
The Work of Wind: Air, Land, Sea explores the complexity inherent in seeing and understanding climate change—for this reason, it takes form as a play between exhibition installations, public events, research, and the realities of the site where it takes place. It sees many kinds of knowledge about our world as fundamentally entangled. In doing so, it sets out to develop durable visual-cultural literacies, invites publics to create new encounters in the common struggle for a future, and points to a simple fact…a new picture must emerge.
– Christine Shaw
Director/Curator of the Blackwood Gallery
Behind The Scenes photos by HARVEST artist Julian Oliver at Musket’s Southdown Terminal.
To find out more about the Art Festival click here.