Open Sesame: Art, Books and Objects

Kitchener Waterloo: a guidebook from memory by Robert Motum, Madeline Samms and you

$20.00

Kitchener Waterloo: a guidebook from memory by Robert Motum, Madeline Samms and you

$20.00

Kitchener Waterloo: a guidebook from memory, is the culmination of a year-long community art project which invited residents of KW to submit memories connected to places in our Region.

The submitted stories have been plotted onto a map in this 'guidebook'. It can be followed much like a tourist guide - except one where the attractions include:

-the route your neighbour walks her dog each morning
-the park bench where a stranger had his first kiss

-the place where a family of Syrian newcomers started to feel at home

The stories are heartwarming, gut-wrenching, comedic, and beautifully human. Local artist Madeline Samms has gorgeously sketched each memory location.

Part tourist guide; part art book; part performance; part essay - this map invites you to explore our Region through the eyes of our fellow residents.

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

get the latest info on sales, exhibits & events