NetherMind Artist Collective: Elegy

Image: Greg Hefford

Elegy: Site-specific Installations Bring Light to the Environment
NetherMind Artist Collective

October 29 – November 13, 2022
St. Anne’s Anglican Church, 270 Gladstone Avenue, Toronto
Hours: Friday – Sunday, 1 – 6pm

Opening Reception: Friday, October 28, 2022, 6 – 9pm
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The NetherMind artist collective will activate St. Anne’s Anglican Church with a new exhibition of site-specific installations, entitled Elegy, from October 28 until November 13.

Elegy mourns the destruction of the environment by anthropogenic climate change. In the exhibition, artists create meditations on environmental destruction and ecological grief through sculptural, photographic, and video installations. The works in the exhibition explore emotions ranging from sadness and anger, to nostalgia for the past, balanced by fragile hope for the future.

The exhibition will help enable open discussions for the community on creative responses to global events. It will be accompanied by guided tours for school groups as well as free panel discussions. Tours are available for school groups on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Collective members John Dickson, Catherine Heard, Greg Hefford, Reinhard Reitzenstein, Lyla Rye, and Max Streicher will be joined by guest artists, Ed Pien, and Kendra Yee. Each artist will individually respond to the site while reflecting on the theme of ecological grief.

Conversations:
Writer Matthew Brower in conversation with NetherMind artists
Wednesday, November 2, 7pm
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Writer Matthew Brower in conversation with scientist Leesa Fawcett – Ecological Implications of Grief
Wednesday, November 9, 7pm
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Learn more:
NetherMind
St. Anne’s Anglican Church

Questions?
For school tours or more information contact: lylarye@icloud.com

Accessibility
St. Anne’s Anglican Church is partially accessible. The south entrance has a ramp and there is an accessible washroom on the first floor. The upper level is not wheelchair accessible.

Acknowledgements
The Canada Council for the Arts, The Anglican Foundation of Canada’s Snell Trust, and Sony of Canada.