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The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located in Treaty 6 Territory and Region 4 of the Metis Nation of Alberta. We respect this as the traditional and contemporary  land of diverse Indigenous Peoples including the Plains Cree, Woodland Cree, Beaver Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Anishinaabe/Saulteaux/Ojibwe and Dene Peoples. We also acknowledge the many Indigenous, Inuit and Métis people who make Alberta their home today.

Artist Activation | Yong Fei Guan and the Edmonton Goji Map Project

Goji berries are native to Asia but can grow very comfortably here in Edmonton and can be found growing wild in the river valley. After years of research, Fei has consolidated a map and written a book, The Living History of Gojis in Edmonton. Join us in the Main Hall to learn about this wonderful community project, about Goji berries and kids can even plant their very own goji plant to take home!

Fei will be on site from 4 to 7pm and will offer a special 15-minute presentation at 5pm to offer more information on her project and the interactive Edmonton Goji Map

Kids are also welcome to join us to plant a goji plant to bring home! 

This workshop is part of our Asian Heritage Month programming.  

About Yong Fei Guan: 

Yong Fei Guan is a Chinese Canadian artist-researcher with a master’s degree in fine arts from the University of Alberta. Formally trained as an elementary school teacher in China, Guan taught Chinese in her hometown Jiujiang in China for three years. 
 
After receiving her fine art degree from Emily Carr University of Art + Design in 2014, Guan started to explore multicultural identity, politics and their relationship to environmental issues in her work. She has been involved in public and community art projects including 塑胶狮 Su Jiao Shi and 金猪 Golden Pig, in which she created public art installations made from plastic waste diverted from the landfill. She received the Waste Reduction Hero Award from the City of Edmonton in 2018 and the Edmonton Trust Fund Award in 2019 and 2021. 

Guan is currently conducting multi-year research on whether gojis, a Chinese heritage plant, can coexist with the ecology of Edmonton. 

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Audience: All ages

Hours

Monday: closed
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: 11am-5pm
Thursday: 11am-7pm
Friday: 11am-5pm
Saturday: 11am-5pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm

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* Restrictions apply. Please see our Hours and Admissions page.

AGA members
$Free
Youth 0-17
$Free
Alberta students 18+
$Free
Out-of-province students
$10
General admission
$14
Seniors 65+
$10

Location

2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T5J 2C1

780.422.6223
info@youraga.ca

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The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located in Treaty 6 Territory and Region 4 of the Metis Nation of Alberta. We respect this as the traditional and contemporary  land of diverse Indigenous Peoples including the Plains Cree, Woodland Cree, Beaver Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Anishinaabe/Saulteaux/Ojibwe and Dene Peoples. We also acknowledge the many Indigenous, Inuit and Métis people who make Alberta their home today.