RRC Polytech welcomes you to Manitou a bi Bii daziigae with Jackie Traverse’s artwork celebrating traditional gathering places. The brushstrokes in her woodlands-style painting are digitally printed on laminate. Look up to see the Red and Assiniboine Rivers flow alongside a sweat lodge, buffalo trails, the sun and moon, an eagle feather, strawberries, a turtle, bear prints, and the original peoples of this land.
Thank you to Haley Zhou and Diamond Schmitt Architects for working creatively with Jackie. RRC Polytech commissioned this work, along with Morning Star by KC Adams, through an invitational competition managed by the Winnipeg Arts Council Indigenous artists were invited to develop integrated artworks in response to the idea of innovation rooted in place. Collection of RRC Polytech.Collection of RRC Polytech.
In the media:
- Canadian Architect, posted August 31, 2022: Heart of Gold: Manitou a bi Bii daziigae, Red River College, Winnipeg, Manitoba
- Red River College News, posted Feb 12, 2020: Design for mural celebrating Indigenous traditions unveiled
- Winnipeg Free Press, posted Jan 3, 2020: Painting on the walls
- Red River College News, posted Dec 18, 2019: New art installation for Innovation Centre celebrates Indigenous history