Springboard Performance

Fire Gathering Place

Designed and hand crafted by Stoney Nakoda metalsmith artist Andrew Holloway of Yethka Metalworks, this firepit is inspired by Indigenous imagery and offers a place to connect with community, the land, and our history.

The fire gathering place is open and available to the community and at containR events.

We ask that the public be mindful about the intentions of the firepit; it is meant to nurture genuine connections, whether it be through facilitated events or personal gatherings, and stand as a representation of Indigenous art in the Sunnyside community.

The firepit is free and available from 10am to 9pm on weekdays and weekends. Groups that have booked a timeslot get priority, but it's not necessary to do so. To book a timeslot, please email info@springboardperformance.com.

Andrew Holloway is a member of the Stoney Nakoda First Nations in Morley, Alberta. He graduated from the University of Arts in Calgary, Alberta with a Bachelor’s in Fine arts in jewellery and Metal smithing. His education has been much longer than just a few years at university, as he has started learning traditional crafts from his grandparents at a very young age. Since graduating he has opened his own business called Yethka Metal Works. Andrew predominantly works with metal along with various other mediums.

He loves creating unique and time lasting pieces, incorporating some of his culture into each piece. Andrew creates not only wearable metal art, along with large scale metal pieces. A few of his most recent pieces are in Calgary on Kensington Rd. NW and in the McDougal church near Morley, Alberta.

Everything Andrew creates shows his passion, where he tells a story: a story from the past and a story from the present. More importantly it shares a tale of being indigenous in Canada. Andrew’s journey can be followed on Instagram or Facebook.