Lost Stories

The Lost Stories Project seeks out little known stories about the Canadian past and transforms them into inexpensive, site-specific works of public art. This process is documented through a series of short films. Along the way, forgotten moments from Canadian history are brought to light, and viewers have an opportunity to see the choices that have to be made when a story is turned into a work of art.

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Thomas Widd's Lost Story

The Lost Stories project collects little known stories about the Canadian past from across the country. For the initial episode, a call was put out to Montrealers using a wide array of media. We received roughly forty proposals, from which we selected that of Thomas Widd, a deaf man who was the founder in the late-nineteenth century of Montreal’s Mackay School for the Deaf.

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Marika Drolet-Ferguson, artist selected in conjunction with the story: Leprosy on Sheldrake Island

Congratulations to Marika Drolet-Ferguson, the artist selected to create the public artwork in conjunction with the story Leprosy on Sheldrake Island! Marika Drolet-Ferguson is… Read More