Welcome to the page for our virtual exhibition! Below you will find instructions and the link to view the virtual gallery. Keep an eye out on this page for upcoming stories related to the exhibition.
About the Exhibition
What is the role of art in solving the climate crisis? Is it best used to highlight the beauty and importance of the natural world, or should art be a device that teaches the viewer how to respond to environmental challenges? For this exhibition we invited BC artists to submit their original artworks that focus on exploring how art can be used to shape our experiences and beliefs around climate change. These fifteen artists have created work that uses the natural world as its medium, that focuses on the fate of our planet through a political lens, and even offers solutions for reducing our carbon footprint.
How to view
- Click on the Read More button below or follow this link.
- Scroll through the post to see the featured artwork, followed by an artist bio and statement.
Venture even further into this online exhibition through a series of interviews with some of the participating artists. In each essay, you will learn more about their practice and their relationship with nature, while gaining some insight about the role of art in the conversations around climate change.
- Laara Cerman: Drawn to wildnessLaara Cerman begins her day by working on her freelance Photoshop assignments. Then, depending on the season and the weather, she might stay indoors browsing through […]
- Valerie Durant: Making Art From and For The EarthValerie’s connection and reverence to and with nature is essential for her health and wellbeing and is integrated in her identity, and this is reflected in her artistic practice.
- Nickie Lewis: Beyond the confines of a galleryNickie Lewis talks about her transition from theatre to creating outdoor natural sculptures to in a local Burnaby park to spark some joy in the midst of a pandemic.
- Ray Maichin: Raising awareness through photographyRay’s relationship with nature is a “give and take”. He hopes that through his photography, he can give back by raising awareness about conservation efforts.
- Su Chen Wu: Be Water, the Serenity of Ink PaintingSu Chen Wu is an ink painter from Taiwan. She has studied her MFA degree in Taiwan and moved to Canada in 2008. Wu started […]
- Eunju Hong: The Warmth and Tranquility of NatureEunju Hong’s appreciation of visual arts started since she was a child and inspired by how a simple brush could create a wide variety of […]
- Kristin Man: Holistic Approaches to Art and EnvironmentA global exploration of art Kristin Man began exploring her self-expression through photography and writing when she was sixteen years old, whilst attending United World […]
- Jennie Johnston: Stitching Together Art and CommunityBuilding community through art Jennie has been a creative person her whole life. She has always loved visual art, dance, literature, poetry and music. After […]
- Katie Rodgers: Regenerating Hope in the Time of a PandemicA life of art in Vancouver Katie has been experimenting with acrylics—independently, as well as in workshops—for many years. Painting became a priority for Katie […]
- Jake Collinge: Illustrating Stories about NatureStorytelling through digital media Jake’s background in the arts started out with playing video games when he was young. He was inspired by the gameplay […]
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