At a glance, this is a pristine physical and social environment, but there have been many breaches of respect by industry and government of the land and its First Nations inhabitants. Now is a time of redress. Environmental awareness and First Nations’ spiritual renewal are on the rise and these artists are helping to make this state of things more visible: a fake development company (Yuhasz), archival photographs cataloguing ‘specimens’ (Jackson Johnson), and carved masks affirming a traditional cultural practice (Bien).

Mike Yuhasz

 Joanne Jackson Johnson

 Robert Bien