Earth Art Exhibition in Canada

Here is an exhibition I would love to visit. It opens in July at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Onatario, and is  curated by John Grande, the renowned author and art critic, who, over the years, has  offered many stimulating and valuable insights into the fields of art, ecology and  culture. More details of the exhibition, plus an enticing glimpse of the international artists involved, can be found on the website of the Royal  Botanical Gardens :

 and on rbgearthartgls5808.pdf   

 Roy Staab Roy Staab

John Grande’s most recent book is ‘Dialogues in Diversity’, in which he presents dialogues with sixteen artists from around the world. Each artist is highly aware of the very real and serious environmental concerns facing us all – each has grappled with these serious questions, and found ways of working that are relevant and influential, and offer hope for the future. 

A good brief summary of his work can be found on http://redstarcafe.wordpress.com. 

Or visit his website on www.grandescritique.com

About throughstones

I am primarily a visual artist, living on the North Devon coast, a beautiful semi-rural area in South West England. I am interested in full engagement with 'place' and the eternal movement of life - particularly as it relates to what we call 'the natural environment'.
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3 Responses to Earth Art Exhibition in Canada

  1. redstarcafe says:

    Linda, we were able to get out to the Royal Botanical Gardens today. As with most of this summer, the weather alternated between bright, hot sunlight and rain, and there was sometimes both. There was even a rainbow.

    I’ve posted some photos and artists’ statements at http://redstarcafe.wordpress.com/2008/08/08/earth-art-at-the-royal-botanical-gardens/

    Roy Staab’s water piece, viewed from the boardwalk overlooking Grindstone Creek Marsh, was stunning and peaceful.

    I was quite taken by the work of a local artist, Simon Frank, who created a poignant installation about memory and those who have gone before.

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  2. DJANG says:

    I too wish I could go to this exhibition in Canada!
    Amazingly I was fortunate enough to see some of the water works by Roy Staab (see photo above).
    When I had a fellowship in Provincetown, on Cape Cod I walked a great deal around the sea shore and inlets. Roy Staab installed a few pieces in the wet moors at the tip of the Cape which looks like a curled finger. Though they were timebased and ephemeral they were tenacious and lasted several seasons until the winter Noreasters came- a-calling. They are exquisite, thanks for posting!

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  3. redstarcafe says:

    Thanks for that heads-up on the Royal Botanical Gardens exhibit! Here It is only an hour’s drive from here, and I’m marking it in my calendar now! I particularly like that water piece, which reminds me of the waterfowl sanctuary at Long Point, Lake Erie, and also the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre on Georgian Bay.

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