Animal themed works in our permanent collection
Why an animal theme? Due to the nature of our collection, the Thunder Bay Art Gallery owns a lot of works of art that include animal imagery. The first nation worldview considers animals on more equal terms with humans. They too have an inner life. Big Backyard by regional artist Roly Martin also explores our relationship and shared living space with animals. The Roy Thomas work illustrates connectedness by ‘stacking’ the animals so they all touch. If you visit the Gallery the first work of art you will see outside references the hoof clan and caribou.