Art traces effects of resource extraction

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By Chelsea Kemp, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A Brandon University adjunct professor has received a research and creation grant designed to help fuel his exploration of the long-term effects of large-scale resource extraction through the unique lens of disruptive art.
Ben Davis, who began teaching as a sessional instructor for the IshKaabatens Waasa Gaa Inaabateg Department of Visual Art at Brandon University in 2008, has created a multi-model project unpacking, exploring and encouraging discussion about the devastating impacts of resource extraction in natural spaces. He recently received a $21,800 Research and Creation grant from the Canada Council of the Arts to support his ongoing project “extracted,” which focuses on the consequences of resource removal in Uranium City, a town in northern...continued.

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