In Her Garden: Amanda McCavour and Jannick Deslauriers

September 30, 2023 - February 20, 2024, Art Gallery  

In Her Garden: Amanda McCavour and Jannick Deslauriers is a two-in-one exhibition of immersive art installations. One is a botanical garden and the other, a dystopian world. Merging biblical events with futuristic prediction, In Her Garden envisions the epic narrative of humanity’s path from happy beginnings to eventual environmental devastation.

Experience the past, present, and future of our planet, coursing from bliss to abyss.

Curated by Sharona Adamowicz-Clements  

From Bliss to Abyss: Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception

Friday September 29, 2023

Be one of the first to experience the Art Gallery’s new, fall exhibitions: In Her Garden and Paradise Lost. Hear from the curator Sharona Adamowicz-Clements and meet the artists Amanda McCavour, Jannick Deslauriers, Dillon Douglas and Chris Louis.

Unique Artist-led Workshops

PA Day Soft Sculpture Workshop with Amanda McCavour (Ideal for ages 6-12)

Friday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Your little artist will imagine all kinds of animals, bugs and plants. Starting with drawings, we will develop characters and new kinds of creatures. These drawings will then be transformed into soft sculptures. Participants will make a pattern on cloth and will use stitch and drawing to create their own unique plush creatures.

Public $73/child, Members $62.05 (prices include all supplies)

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Embroidered Botany Workshop with Amanda McCavour (Ages 18+)

Saturday, Nov. 25, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Learn how Amanda creates the flowers in her exhibition and experience this exciting chance to explore the vibrant world of textile art, hand stitching and more!

Public $85 +HST, Members $72.25 (prices include all supplies) and no experience is necessary.

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Amanda McCavour, Floating Garden 2011-2023 © Amanda McCavour

Amanda McCavour, Floating Garden [detail], 2011-2023

Photo by Amanda McCavour

Jannick Deslauriers, Phasmes, 2023 © Jannick Deslauriers

Jannick Deslauriers, Phasmes (Phasmids) [detail], 2023

Photo by Béatrice Flynn