The Expedition Africa Project:

“ A visual response to the land and culture
of Africa by Canadian youth ”

Between August 2006 and January 2007, a group from Algonquin College set out on a journey through Africa and broadcast their journey to schools in Canada. Students were included in the tour by means of video and live broadcasts. The Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board was one of several Boards involved in this innovative and exciting project. The visual arts students in four of our high schools followed the trek through Africa and created work in response to the land, history and culture of the various regions visited. The work is exhibited in our virtual gallery and is accessible to communities in Africa involved in the project as well as to our Canadian communities. We invite response to our work from the various communities.
E. Carr, Artist in Residence

Work created by the students in a variety of mediums is exhibited in the virtual gallery for this project. Each teacher adopted an individual approach to the project. As a result the students work is varied and unique and demonstrates both an interest in and appreciation of the cultures of Africa. The following high schools and teachers participated:

Assumption College Catholic High School (E. Carr)
Catholic Central Catholic High School (J. Owchar)
Holy Names Catholic High School (M. Armstrong)
St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic High School (L. Bastien)