Sept 24 & 25, 2022 @ 10am – 3pm
The Tall Feathers Workshop involves the cooperative construction of 11-foot tall paper feathers, guided by the wisdom of the Indigenous peoples of Canada. The feathers celebrate individuals from all backgrounds, honouring and supporting their journeys.
Led by artists James Ziegler and Patricia Lortie, participants will work together in small teams to choose the colours and decorative elements, assemble the paper feathers, and attach them to shafts made from saplings. Participants will also be invited to mark the feathers with symbols or words, which will remain sealed inside the layers like private messages or words of intention.
The workshop will begin with a ceremony and prayer by a local Indigenous Elder, and will culminate with a group installation of the feathers, with shared reflections about the experience.
The completed feathers will remain at the KOAC Sculpture Park as an installation for all to enjoy.
KOAC is grateful to our generous community sponsors: