Welcome to My World

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© Courtesy of Southern Alberta Art Gallery
Group Show
Welcome to My World

601 Third Avenue South
T1J 0H4 Lethbridge
September 17th, 2010 - December 5th, 2010
Opening: August 26th, 2010 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

403 327 8770
Tue-Wed, Fri-Sat 10-5; Thu 10-7; Sun 1-5
photography, digital, video-art


The Southern Alberta Art Gallery is pleased to announce the launch of our newest community-based initiative Welcome to My World. Coinciding with our Grand Opening celebrations, this new program brings together a chorus of voices from Southern Alberta through the form of video narratives.

Welcome to My World was conceived with the long-term focus of assembling the stories of our communities, and of our youth in particular, through regular education events and video storytelling workshops.  With accessibility and preservation being vital to its success, the program makes use of innovative new technologies including Quick Response bar codes.

On the weekend of the Grand Opening, we invite all members of the community to take advantage of the free video storytelling workshops at the gallery and contribute to what will become an ongoing and dynamic portrait of Southern Alberta.

Workshop Schedule: Friday, September 17, 2010  to Sunday, September 19, 2010

Friday: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Saturday: 11:00am – 12:00 and 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Sunday: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

*Materials Required

Mobile device with video capability

Each workshop participant will be given guidance to create their own digital narratives that capture memories and experiences based in and about their community. Once downloaded, this media is then translated into Quick Response bar codes (QR codes) that can be situated at relevant locations throughout the region. Viewers will be able to access these narratives by photographing the QR code with a smartphone which is then decoded back into the original media.

Community members are invited to submit their stories to the Welcome to My World collection at any time.  Please email QuickTime files to

This program was made possible with the generous support of the Canadian Art Foundation Youth Arts Bursary

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