Craftsmanship and design informs so much of our world. It was only natural that we’d extend that philosophy into art. Discover a collection that celebrates nature and the North.
Our philosophy encourages us to be connected, and share inspiration between people and their communities. Art is often the best way to do that. Art brings us together, shows us ideas we hadn’t previously encountered, fuels our creativity, and brings attention to stories that matter. Art is an extension of the world around us. It’s only fitting that we bring it into our stores.
Since 2017, Canada Goose has brought meaningful art by Canadian and Inuit artists to diverse audiences in unexpected spaces. Most of which feature narratives around the Arctic experience. Not many have visited or know much about the place where we come from—making it so important for us to share these pieces with the world.
We are a part of nature and nature is a part of us. This is the guiding light behind all 275 artworks on display in 26 stores globally. The Canada Goose Art Collection aims to build community, elevate stories, and enrich the guest experiences on a retail level.
As part of Art Toronto 2020, we presented four Canadian artists this year—Alex Fischer, Qavavau Manumie, Alexa Hatanaka, and Xiaojing Yan. Completely different in their approach and inspiration, they each tell a story that explores the relationship between landscapes, objects, and the people who inhabit them.
Alex Fischer and Qavavau Manumie created a dialogue between the North and the South. Though their pieces could not talk, looking at them made us believe that a conversation was forming. Two landscapes, two environments, one Canadian story.
Alexa Hatanaka and Xiaojing Yan both draw on a rich background of culture, Japanese-Canadian and Chinese-Canadian, respectively. It is this blend of heritage, history, ideas, craftsmanship, and landscapes that has produced pieces that are full of life.
It is our intent to continue expanding our In-Residence program; allowing it to be ever-evolving. In the near future, we’d like to donate prominent Canada Goose spaces to artists around the world to share their story and express the spirit of their communities. Like the centre of a public square, our hope for these artworks is that they’ll spark larger conversations and foster a sense of connection with nature.