A Uniform Coat of Many Colours: Military Immigrants in Alberta
June 11, 2022 - September 11, 2022
A Uniform Coat of Many Colours: Military Immigrants in Alberta explores and presents diverse stories of immigrants in Alberta, who have undertaken military service in their countries of origin. Organized by The Military Museums, The Founders’ Gallery has collaborated by curating art components to visualize some of the compelling stories from around the world.
The exhibition provides an overview of how global conflict has shaped regional demography, enabling learning opportunities about wars and conflicts that may not have involved Canada, but have impacted our human geography.
Artists include Brian Flynn and Amy Gaulin whose work addresses the Troubles in Northern Ireland, Ireland and the UK, Fredy Rivas whose paintings reflect his time in the Colombian National Army, and Hebert Poll Guiterrez an Afro-Cuban whose poetry critiques his experience in an authoritarian Cuban military.