Queen’s Diamond Jubilee exhibition along the
Chateau Laurier Terrace
On view May through October 2012
Sometimes, my interpretive projects are based on very solemn subjects; at other
times, they are just jubilantly mad! Since October 2011, I have been working
with the Department of Canadian Heritage to find engaging ways to celebrate
the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee throughout 2012.
Come and see the Royal Tour exhibition installed along the Chateau Laurier Terrace, developed in partnership with the National Capital Commission!
Through six decades of her reign as Queen of Canada, Her Majesty has been witness to and participated in many significant Canadian moments, such as delivering the Speech from the Throne in 1957 in Canada’s Parliament (the first to be broadcast live by Canadian television) and signing Canada’s Constitution Act in 1982.
Apart from her official duties, Her Majesty has also made a point of meeting as many ordinary and extraordinary Canadians in the dozens of communities she has visited and trying things “the Canadian way”, such as squaredancing at Rideau Hall, getting drenched in the spray at Niagara Falls, riding the minirail at Expo’ 67, dropping the puck on home ice with Wayne Gretzky, sharing a joke with rocker/photographer Bryan Adams and watching Canadian cinema through 3D glasses.
Working with photographic collections of Library and Archives Canada, the
Estate of Yousuf Karsh, Canadian Heritage and private collections to create a selection of key moments across six decades, I have been developing a number of projects, including Pop-art inspired branding, four public exhibitions, a new English and French publication about constitutional monarchy in Canada, posters, event pop-up displays and a themed monthly social media program.