Exhibition ~ The Pancanadienne Gianthropological Survey
March 28 - April 21, 1985
Kamloops Public Art Gallery
207 Seymour Street
Kamloops, British Columbia
Donna McAlear Curator
Read Jody Paterson's review in the Kamloops Sentinel
Read the exhibition brochure
Giant Sasquatch and Paul Sisson's taxidermy studio and Wilderness Fort Museum, near Williams Lake, B.C., August 2, 1981.
Giant Igloo Church and view down MacKenzie Road, the very heart of beautiful downtown Inuvik, N.W.T., August 11, 1981.
Giant Batch of Signs, Watson Lake, Yukon Territory, August 19, 1981.
Giant Batch of light bulbs adorn the Parliament Building, Victoria, British Columbia, February 3, 1982. Question- How many politicians does it take to change a light bulb? Answer- None, they're all in the dark.
Giant Rock, Mount Rundle (Canada's pet rock) located in Banff National Park, Alberta, October 2, 1983.
Giant Jesus and the Dinosaurs at Prehistoric Park, Drumheller, Alberta, October 3, 1982. These Giants were made by Mr. Tigg Seland, one of Canada's foremost builders of Giant Things.
Giant Canada Goose coming in for a landing just outside the Hanna Roundup Grounds, Hanna, Alberta, October 3, 1982.
Giant Waste of the taxpayer's money, obsolete military hardware, coming in low over the Courts of St. James Shopping Mall and apartment complex, Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 6, 1982
Giant Bronze Bull Bisons guard the entrance to the Manitoba Legislature Hall, plus warning sign (Serait-ce un consiel aux politiciens?), Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 6, 1982.
Giant Mutant Hitch-hiker, Vermilion Bay, Ontario, October 7, 1982.
Giant Moose, Dryden, Ontario, October 7, 1982.
The Giant Nickle, Sudbury, Ontario, October 9, 1982. With two million people out of work and the mines shut down, this may be the only big money left in Canada.
L'orange Géante, Montréal, Québec, 17 Octobre, 1982. Moins de gens mangent ici depuis la dépression, alors les mouettes attendent plus longtemps le morceau de choix.
Giant Sidewalk Recreation of the famous Frans Hals painting, "Two Boys Singing", on Bloor Street near Yonge, Toronto, Ontario, October 22, 1982. Members of the private sector demonstrate their appreciation for renaissance art by tossing spare change into the sidewalk chalker's cigar box.
Giant Crassness, Toronto, Ontario, October 21, 1982
Giant Upside-down Punch Bowl (Roy Thomson Hall) and Giant Dart (the CN Tower), Toronto, Ontario, October 21, 1982. The CN Tower claims to be the world's tallest freestanding structure.
Monster Shopping Mall - The Ultimate in Glitz. The West Edmonton Mall claims to be the world's largest hyper-tacky retail merchandising paradise with close to four hundred stores, complete hockey rink, water falls and fountains, vaulted glass ceilings, the world's largest indoor amusement park, exotic animal enclosures, tropical plant arboretums, and enough mirrors to drive any normal person into a psycho-neurological disconnect (the surgeon general of Canada suggests you limit your visits to 2 hours). Edmonton, Alberta, August 25, 1983.
Giant Pysanka (Ukrainian Easter egg) Vegreville, Alberta, August 26, 1983. Designed and built by Ron Resch in 1974-76 to commemorate the Mounties 100th anniversary. This 10 meter high aluminum egg was laid with the aid of a computer.
Giant Mountie on a Giant Horse at the Western Development Museum, North Battleford, Saskatchewan, August 27, 1983.
Giant Smokey The Bear, Revelstoke, British Columbia, September 2, 1983. Frank Robideau stands at Smokey's feet to show the size of this humungous bruin. Question- What's Smokey the bear's middle name? Answer- The.
July 23, 1983, Giant Crowd of 50,00 people march to show their disgust for the Socred government's mass firing of 5000 teachers and government workers, elimination of the human rights code, cuts to legal aid, dismantling of rape relief centers, huge slashes to health care and education, all in the name of "restraint" but really so they can pay for the new bubble dome (a giant marshmallow in bondage) and a big glitzy Expo in 1986.
October 12, 1983, Giant Crowd of 70,000 people (the largest mass demonstration in B.C.'s history) march a second time against the Socred's so-called "restraint". In front of the Hotel Vancouver the fluffy sweater hip capitalist flat top entrepreneur Socred convention delegates come face to face with the plaid shirt working class minority disabled single parents on welfare unemployed.
Bugsy the Giant Ant, a character from Lucy Maud Montgomery's undiscovered blockbuster ATTACK OF THE KILLER ANTS, teaches gianthropologist Henri Robideau that Gianthropology can sometimes be BIG TROUBLE! Bonshaw, P.E.I., August 8, 1984.
Giant Spruce Person (actually made out of steel) is emblematic of the forest products town of Prince George, British Columbia, August 17, 1984. There's a time capsule welded inside of "Mr. PG's" left shoulder.
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