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Ottawa Exhibition – Banned on the Hill: 1 More Week!
“Franke James’ commitment to art, free expression and political commentary put her in the cross-hairs of the Harper Government. Come and see what the government didn’t want the world to see.” ~ Elizabeth May, MP Saanich, Leader, Green Party of Canada.
Canadian artist Franke James’ crowd-funded, outdoor art show, Banned on the Hill is up until Sunday, November 27, 2011. Franke’s visual essays – about rising emissions, loafing leaders and her personal responses to our environmental challenges – have earned her a spot on the Harper Government’s blacklist.
The artist has mounted her “Banned on the Hill” show in downtown Ottawa to protest the Harper Government’s censorship of her work. “It’s very neat that Banned on the Hill is Canada’s first crowd-funded art show on outdoor ads… For me, it’s a great way to shine a bright light on the Canadian Government’s censorship of my climate change art. But I’m confident it’s not the last crowd-funded art show on outdoor ads. Many people — especially artsy activists with a message — will see the power of using crowd-funding to pay for billboards and street posters. It is such a cool idea and great way to change the conversation from consuming stuff, to making good stuff happen. Big thanks to Colin Mutchler at Loudsauce for helping to make my dream happen.”