Woodlands Project was a youth-led community arts project exploring the evolving and complex relationship between our natural and urban worlds. This creative engagement project involved youth (between the ages of 15 to 25) collaborating with a wide cross-section of community members including children, professional artists, David Suzuki Foundation scientists, Emily Carr students and the greater community.
The Woodlands Project produced a children’s art and nature-based camp, and a large-scale creative engagement installation at Synchronicity Festival. Youth also presented two multi-media art installations – in Vancouver and Gibsons – that explored the relationship we have with the natural world in and around urban environments.
Dates: June to October 2015
Partnered with: Town of GibsonsDavid Suzuki FoundationEmily Carr University of Art & Design
The Town of Gibsons pioneered a program called Natural Asset Management, wherein they consider the towns natural infrastructure as a financial asset. As part of this project, Deer Crossing The Art Farm was hired to dialogue with and communicate to the public, the values that various natural assets provide our community. The Foreshore Project, The Woodlands Project, and The Aquifer Project were part of this work.