David Garneau-Inspired Flexagon Book Activity

This activity is inspired by David Garneau’s painting entitled Ways of Knowing; Ways of Being in which Garneau depicts, on adjacent panels, different aspects of his family’s histories that converge to inform his identity.

This work is on view at Remai Modern as part of the exhibition Next Year’s Country, which seeks to re-examine ideas of place, belonging and history through a wide range of Canadian artists in Remai Modern’s permanent collection.

David Garneau is a Professor in Visual Arts at the University of Regina. His practice includes painting, drawing, curating and critical writing, and explores themes of masculinity, history and identity.

Supplies: paper (plain white or coloured paper, maps, sheet music, gift wrap, magazine or calendar pages), scissors, clear tape, pencil, pencil crayons, marker

Instructions: follow the video to learn how to use a single piece of paper, 3 folds, 3 cuts, and 2 pieces of tape to make a flexagon book, the structure and use of which intermingles images from both sides of the paper

Learn more about Garneau’s work by listening to the multimedia guide interview below.

Learn More

David Garneau's Website

Canadian Art interview with David Garneau


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