More About the Event
Indigenous connections to the hot springs, Banff, and the mountains are visible to all site visitors in the form of colorful murals created by emerging Indigenous artists. The guiding theme for the project continues to be “Stories of this Place.” Selected artists in 2023 are Brandon Atkinson (Métis), Lillian Rose (Ktuanxa) and Tania Willard (Secwépemc).
This project will continue to be guided by Dawn Saunders Dahl, Angus Leech with Parks Canada, and Mural Artist AJA Louden, mentoring the artists about art techniques, research, and public art. The completed murals will be an opportunity for all visitors to the Cave and Basin to learn about the diverse Indigenous stories, histories and experiences that live in this special place. The goal of embedding a mentorship opportunity within this art project is to provide positive experiences through the transfer of knowledge, thus strengthening Indigenous artistic voices within the public art and art exhibition fields.