Image/Imagine(ing) a Wild Garden: Artist Sara Angelucci in Conversation with Charlie Briggs


Sara Angelucci, July 31, 2020, Nocturnal Botanical Ontario series
© the Artist, Stephen Bulger Gallery, and Patrick Mikhail Gallery

Image/Imagine(ing) a Wild Garden: Artist Sara Angelucci in Conversation with Horticulturalist & Arborist Charlie Briggs

Wednesday, May 26, Noon – 1 p.m. ET

  • Outdoor banner display, on now at PAMA – July 30
  • Virtual exhibition launches May 26 – July 30

In her project Nocturnal Botanical Ontario artist Sara Angelucci photographs plants which grow in the Pretty River Valley in Southern Ontario. Her compositions of plants growing entwined uncover the ecological impacts of immigration and global trade; forces which have wreaked havoc on the natural environment. Her work is deeply inspired by Indigenous botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer’s ideas of isolation, gratitude and stewardship.

Angelucci will be joined by horticulturalist and arborist Charlie Briggs. Their conversation will focus on how we can positively contribute to our environment through our plant choices and landscape practises. While acknowledging the impacts we have had on the world through gardening and the globalization of plants, we can set a path forward that will support healthy ecosystems for generations.


Sara Angelucci is a Toronto-based artist working in photography, video, audio, and installation. Over the years her projects have drawn from a range of personal photographs and films—to anonymous and found images. Since 2013 her work has focused on our fraught relationship with the natural world, channeling personal and environmental grief. Angelucci is an Adjunct Professor in Photography at the School of Image Arts, Ryerson University.


Charlie Briggs is a horticulturist and arborist with Royal Botanical Gardens. He is passionate about helping gardeners and property owners make the most of their outdoor spaces and better understand the changes we can make to promote a more responsible and sustainable form of gardening.

This program is brought to you in partnership with the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival who will be hosting the event on Zoom. Reserve your spot now


PAMA is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. It is a place to explore and learn about Peel Region’s culture and heritage, as well as use conversation, questions and stories to help make new and fascinating connections to the surrounding community. Throughout the year, PAMA offers a variety of workshops and programs for all ages, families and adults. With so many different programs to choose from, PAMA has something for everyone. Operated by the Region of Peel, PAMA is located at 9 Wellington Street, East in Brampton. Visit, call 905-791-4055 or e-mail to learn more.