Come and explore Sanctuary, an outdoor installation of 1000 tree poles, composed specifically for the Leighton Art Centre’s 85-acre site.
The site-specific work inspired by natural and constructed environments showcases the artist’s bold and ambitious vision and launches the spirit of new artistic creation at the Leighton Art Centre. From varying angles Sanctuary may appear as a natural phenomenon and from others, an obviously human imposed alteration, combining the natural and the manufactured.
Sanctuary has been over a decade in the making. Set against the Rocky Mountains, the foothills, ranchlands and the expanse of space around and beyond, the installation is described by the artist as “a physical drawing”. A work of art worth engaging with in every season!
Sanctuary will serve as a backdrop for performances to include possibilities for dance, percussion, and video throughout its two-year presence on the site. Check our website for performances.
The Leighton Art Centre brings creative expression and artistic engagement alive for diverse communities in Calgary and surrounding rural areas. Artist and architect A. C. Leighton was a mentor to Alberta’s most celebrated artists from Walter Phillips, H.G. Glyde and Maxwell Bates to Marion Nicholl. The Centre, created by artist Barbara Leighton in 1974, seeks to bring that creative nurturing to a broad public at a high level of artistic expression. The Centre sits on an 85 acre Foothills promontory overlooking the Rocky Mountains. For driving directions please visit our website.