Lisa Theriault incorporates objects into her works that provide a concrete illustration of the effects of climate change.

Lisa Theriault standing with both hands behind her back in an art gallery.

Visual artist Lisa Theriault


An exhibition by a French-speaking artist from Prince Edward Island is trying to raise awareness of the challenges of climate change through art.

The Prince Edward Island artist is trying to advance the conversation about climate change and the crises facing the island.

I draw pictures about the early housing crisis. And yes, after that, Fiona came here to Prince Edward Island, so I incorporated the elements of the trees that fell. Effects of climate change too.

The exhibition Calamity: A Torrent and a Trickle illustrates climate change as a great collective misfortune that hits us sometimes suddenly, sometimes slowly. It offers a back and forth between reality and dream.

Two people walk past paintings hanging on a gallery wall.

The exhibition “Calamity: A Torrent and a Trickle” by visual artist Lisa Theriault, Saturday at the Canadian Center on Climate Change and Adaptation.


Lisa Theriault also uses emotion to highlight other concerns that have marked her in recent years.

“I thought of offices that were really empty during the pandemic and at the same time, there were people who had no space to live, who had no housing“, she remembers.

Since January, works by this artist have been on display at the Canadian Center on Climate Change and Adaptation at the University of Prince Edward Island in St. Peters Bay .

For Alexis Bulman , the curator of the exhibition, art can bring people closer to climate studies.

A woman in a white and black striped vest has both hands behind her back and smiles for a photo.

Artist and exhibition curator Alexis Bulman


“In my opinion, artists like Lisa have the unique ability to get to the heart of how climate change makes us feel, instead of using jargon and data ,” she says.

Among the works, one installation stands out. New elements are regularly added.

It changes from one week to the next, and the people who frequent the building see the evolution of the work , specifies Alexis Bulman .

Lisa Theriault’s exhibition, which will be on display until March 7, is the first of four organized by the university in this research center in 2024.

According to the report by Gabrielle Drumond

Source Radio-Canada

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