For All is For Yourself

June 25 to October 6, 2016 

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Cameron Cartiere and the chART Collective, For All Is For Yourself (detail) laser-cut handmade paper, seeds, birch plywood, 2015. Photography by Geoff Campbell

For All is For Yourself is an exhibition organized by a public art initiative called Border Free Bees which includes the installation of over 10,000 paper bees cut out of hand-made seed paper in the Gallery’s Front Project Space. Headed by Dr. Cameron Cartiere, Associate Professor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and Dr. Nancy Holmes, associate professor in the faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at UBCO, the project is intended to raise awareness of the plight of wild pollinators. The project is intended to empower communities to actively engage in solutions for habitat loss and create urban spaces as viable pollinator pastures.

For more information about this initiative please see the Border Free Bees project website.

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Sunday, June 26: ‘Bee’ a Paper-maker | 1 to 4 pm
Join the Pollinator Pasture Team as we make paper out of recycled paper materials, seeds, and petals. The paper will hang to dry as part of the For All is For Yourself gallery exhibition. Once the paper has dried, you may come and retrieve your pieces and use your handmade paper to make special cards, booklets, or art or plant it in your garden to see what grows!

Friday, July 8: Artist’s Talk: Cameron Cartiere | 7 to 8:30 pm
Cameron Cartiere and the chART collective’s For All Is For Yourself explores ways of increasing sustainable habitat for bees. Cameron will talk about the development of the current installation, as well as the Richmond and Kelowna Bee Pastures, and how these can contribute to helping our wild bee populations. [click here for more details]

Saturday, July 9: For All Is For Yourself Opening Reception | 2 to 4 pm

Thursday, July 21: Public Talk: Claudette Lamont | 7 to 8:30 pm
Claudette and her spouse, Eian, will share their vast knowledge and experience of over 50 years of beekeeping in the Okanagan. She will share photographs, discuss honeybees, the land and the changing climate they have experienced farming together on one site for many years.
[click here for more details]

Sunday, August 21: Bees Live Here | 1 to 4 pm
Did you know many bees actually live in the ground? And that healthy garden homes for bees have some special requirements? Let’s make some signs to mark where we find bee homes in our yards and to let our neighbours and friends know we have Bee-Friendly Gardens.

Saturday, October 1: Create an Insect Hotel / Wild Bienenhaus | 10 am to 4 pm
Help us build a home for pollinators and pest controllers. Many solitary bees and other insects live in bee hotels all over the world. This one is being built to be placed permanently on site at Brent’s Grist Mill Heritage site as part of Culture Days and The Kelowna Public Art Pollinator Project.

Thursday, October 6: Mark Winston Lecture and Paper Bee Swarm | 7 to 8:30 pm  —  SOLD OUT!
Mark Winston, author of the Governor General’s award-winning book Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive, will give a talk to conclude the exhibition For All Is For Yourself. Winston has had a distinguished career researching, teaching, writing, and commenting on bees and agriculture, environmental issues, and science policy. He currently is Academic Director of Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue, and a Professor of Biological Sciences. The public are invited to take the paper bees embedded with Gaillardia seed off the walls of the gallery to plant in their own gardens.

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Installation images

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