Robert Houle - Premises for Self-Rule: Constitution Act
Artist Spotlight is a series of contemporary artist spotlights designed for grades 7 to 12. Each artist spotlight provides information about an artwork, the artist’s biography and an activity students can do from home as well as share online.
Robert Houle’s Premises for Self-Rule: Constitution Act, 1982 addresses issues of sovereignty, nationalism and decolonization, commenting on Indigenous self-determination and self-government in Canada.
Renée van der Avoird, Assistant Curator of Canadian Art and Nadia Abraham, Assistant Interpretive Planner discuss Lawren Harris’ Algoma Country and Robert Houle’s Premises for Self-Rule: Constitution Act, 1982. These two artworks help expand our conversation about land and identity.