Photo by Amy Shackleton
Artist(s): Amy Shackleton

Playing with Fire and Ice

Mural Routes Member(s): Amy Shackleton Completed: April 8, 2021

Please note: This mural installation is no longer on display.

Shackleton created a 50-foot-long mural for her public exhibition at the Art Gallery of Northumberland. The painting depicts the lasting effects of climate change in Canada. Images of melting glaciers float amongst local architectural elements, which are met by the scorched limbs of a burning forest. Complete with the use of her signature drip painting technique, Shackleton transforms the Gallery’s walls into a fully immersive encounter.

This artwork reminds us that we are all playing with fire. It is a call for action and a stark prediction for Canadian environmental futures.

Show Dates: April 5, 2021 – August 27, 2021
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10 am – 3 pm.
Location and presenting partner: Art Gallery of Northumberland, Cobourg, ON.
Acknowledgements: Shackleton would like to thank the Ontario Arts Council for their support.

Please note: This mural installation is no longer on display.

For more information on this mural visit:

Where to Find This Mural

Location: Art Gallery of Northumberland, Victoria Hall, West Wing, Third Floor, 55 King Street West, Cobourg, ON, K9A 2M2 Get Directions