Growing Wild | Exhibition | Sept 13th - Oct 15th 2022

Growing Wild | Exhibition | Sept 13th - Oct 15th 2022

Artist duo Amy Shackleton and Julian Brown return to the Art Gallery of Northumberland to produce a site-specific project during the Northumberland Festival of the Arts (NFOTA). The exhibit consists of an 8 x 12ft mural painted on-site, an Augmented Reality (AR) project expanding on the mural, and three additional paintings on canvas. As part of the scheduled programming for the NFOTA, visitors are encouraged to come and watch both artists at-work as the mural & AR components are completed.

The exhibit will immerse viewers in an environment where urban and wild collide in search of growth. Exploring the aftermath of their previous exhibit “Playing with Fire & Ice,” this show examines resilience and rejuvenation. New growth sprouts between burnt trees. Melting glaciers flow over buildings. Seemingly calm pools of water are contained by city streets. By combining these visual elements into imagined landscapes, the work asks pressing questions about our future. How will we adapt and grow in the face of rising temperatures and water levels? What is truly at stake as our climate changes—the planet or humanity?

Using new LiDAR technology, viewers can look through a provided tablet to become immersed within a digitally-flooded exhibition space. With new 3D forms emerging from the painted mural, the viewer can explore the room to experience the AR artwork from any angle.

Show Dates: Sept 13th - October 15th

Location: Art Gallery of Northumberland, Third floor, West Wing of Victoria Hall, Cobourg, ON.

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday through Friday, 10 am - 4 pm.
Saturday, Noon - 4pm      

Live Mural Painting Schedule:

Friday, September 16: 6 – 8 p.m.
Tuesday, September 27: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Thursday, September 29:
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Cup of Conversation (Artist Talk):  Saturday, October 1st, 1 p.m. 

Amy Shackleton acknowledges the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council.

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