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The Works festival, Edmonton

The Works Art & Design Festival, Edmonton

Friday June 20 – July 2, 2008

This free, city-wide arts festival, sponsored in part by the city, the province and Canadian Heritage, sees over 400 artist’s work showcased in 28 sites housing 44 exhibitions.


The original Fantastic Planet poster. Image: aquabooks.ca

Highlights include:

-The film Fantastic Planet (Click HERE for more on the 1973 Sci-Fi film).

-Japanese director Hiroshi Teshigahara’s brilliant documentary on Catalan architect Antonio Gaudi in the Citadel Theatre complex Click HERE to watch some of the film.


Architecture by Antonio Gaudi. Image: neatorama.net

-Art by Richard Watts in Churchill Square

-Africa at Heart Sculpture demonstration

-Prints by Karen Dugas at Snap – click HERE

-Fall Out by Lylian Klimek at the Bank of Montreal

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Lylian Klimek, Sugar, 2004. Image: ccca.ca

-What If? A survey of Graham Burnett’s recent work at the Edmonton Journal Building

-Against the Grain, an exhibition of Japanese woodblock printing at the Telus Centre


Japanese Woodblock, Lady at Bath. Image: artfiles.art.com

-A celebration of Quebec’s 400th anniversary, with French entertainment.

For more info on individual programs, and to download area maps, please click HERE

One Response to “The Works festival, Edmonton”

  1. Bill says:

    I recently saw the Gaudi film and recommend it, too. It’s less a documentary than a poem captured on film, though there is almost no dialogue. It might sound kind of dry to sit through, but Gaudi’s buildings (and the way the camera glides over them) combined with the spare, otherworldly soundtrack makes the film very hypnotic.

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