The art of children’s rights

The U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child is on display in a series of digital designs by Chenoa Goa in the Vanderhoof Public Library.

Artist Chenoa Goa and her dog Lucy. Chenoa has a few of her works in the Vanderhoof Public Library that will be on display until November 30.

The U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child is on display in a series of digital designs by Chenoa Goa in the Vanderhoof Public Library.

Chenoa Goa is an artist currently residing in Vancouver but not long ago she called Vanderhoof home. Her latest work is a series she was commissioned to create in order to illustrate the Rights of the Child and especially promote those rights for Aboriginal children.

“Because they really want to educate children and let them know what their rights are, they decided to do it in a series of posters,” said Goa. “So each poster represents whichever right the artist is working on.”

Originally it was going to be several artists working on them but some artists couldn’t finish them on time and Goa took up the slack.

Most of Goa’s artwork has followed a certain kind of style, she uses purely digital tools to create most of her works. This is a natural evolution from being commissioned to create art for companies like Lululemon or Starbucks where they want her to use the same style but she can’t display those pieces because of company policy.

“I decided that I liked the style that a lot of these companies were asking me to do,” said Goa. “So I just decided to really focus on that style in my portpholios just so it can be more consistent. Just so I don’t end up doing stuff that I don’t want to do.”

Back in 1989 the UN and Canada decided to sign the treaty which Goa has illustrated. The only nations in the U.N. that haven’t ratified it are Somalia, South Sudan and the United States. Somalia’s ministers have plans to ratify it.

Goa’s work can be found in the Vanderhoof Public Library until November 30 and more of her work can be found on her website


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