Chosen by: Althea Thauberger, Artist
OUR HOME AND NATIVE LAND
TRUE PATRIOT LOVE
IN ALL THY SON’S COMMAND
WITH GLOWING HEARTS
WE SEE THEE RISE
OUR TRUE NORTH STRONG AND FREE
FROM FAR AND WIDE
WE STAND ON GUARD FOR THEE
GOD KEEP OUR LAND
GLORIOUS AND FREE
OH CANADA WE STAND ON GUARD FOR THEE
Follow words with our lips through our mouths which are holes.
Kissing, loving, settler nation.”
Joyce Wieland, O Canada, 1972. Silk screen on silk. Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Gift of Michael J. Audain. Photo: Henri Robideau. Wieland’s work will be on display at the Gallery in 2013 as part of Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965 – 1980.
Althea Thauberger is a recipient of the 2011 VIVA Award, recognizing BC artists who demonstrate exceptional creative ability and commitment. Her work was recently on display as part of the WE: Vancouver exhibition in early 2011.