The Common Ground exhibition features a variety of projects that present how students in schools across British Columbia explored their local landscape and its relationship with the people, animals and plants who live there.
Dynamic environments and ecosystems became hubs for artistic investigations. Experiential learning provided opportunities for students to engage in diverse art forms such as drawing, weaving, felting, printmaking and embroidery. Students gained an enhanced understanding of native and invasive plant species and the animals that depend on them. They cultivated an appreciation of the relationships between natural resources and the traditions of local Aboriginal cultures that have maintained a strong connection to the land from ancestral times.
Visit Common Ground at the ArtStarts Gallery (808 Richards Street in Vancouver, BC, Canada) from October 17, 2015 to March 27, 2016.
Explore the exhibition online at artstarts.com/exhibition/commonground
Curatorial Work: Juliana Bedoya
Voice: David Henrich
Script: Siobhan Rich
Sound Engineer: Peter Henrich
Photography and Video Editing: Juan Pablo Martinezguerra (juanm.ca)