“It’s always green in Quarry Park” -Quarry Park website
Quarry Park sits within the boundaries of Treaty 7, the traditional territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy; consisting of the Kainai, Piikani and Siksika Nations, as well as the ancestral lands of the Tsuu T’ina and Stoney Nakoda First Nations. A former Lafarge gravel pit, Quarry Park may be considered one of Calgary’s most successful redeveloped brownfield sites. A project of the Remington Development Corporation, Quarry Park has been a live/work community with over 2000 “homes sites”, commercial retail and Fortune 500 Corporations including Remington Development Corporation and Imperial Oil headquarters. The community has an innovative stormwater management system, ample green space, walkable pathways and boasts a “European flavour” complete with a stone bridge, canal, clock tower and triumphal arch. Quarry Park also has a methane management plan accessible online to deal with the methane gas released from the “engineered fill” that forms the foundation for the neighbourhood.
After the water-witching walk, Bartol and Nordean invited 5 Calgary-based artists as well as the workshop participants, to create a small, handheld artwork that was placed in a weatherproof container and hidden in the community of Quarry Park. Each piece is discoverable within the neighbourhood and the future of each work will be subject to chance.
You are invited to find these works. Click here for the google map that reveals their locations.
Map by Sarah Nordean