Pollinator Pasture Walk About and Handwork Party!


Join artist Sharon Kallis at Kelowna’s Public Art Pollinator Pasture for an informal walkabout at 5:30 – 6:30 PM on Monday, September 26th.  We’ll be identifying plants, sharing stories about the plants we find on site, and talking about the history and current use of the site.  Sharon is a Vancouver artist who specializes in working with unwanted natural materials. Involving community in connecting traditional hand techniques with invasive species and garden waste, she creates site-specific installations that become ecological interventions.  She has recently published a book, Common Threads: Weaving Community Thr4ough Collaborative Eco Art.


The walkabout and a work party two days later will be a great opportunity to see her in action and to find out about some site-specific plans for the pasture.  Everyone is welcome.  If you’d like to work on picking and processing nettle into a weavable art material, come to the Pasture on Wednesday, September 28 at 9:30 – 11 am and Sharon will lead a workshop of handwork.


The Public Art Pollinator Pasture is located at the Brent’s Grist Mill Heritage site, just north of the corner of Dilworth and Leckie. A team of volunteers and UBC faculty and students are building a pasture of native and bee-friendly plants and creating several community art and work events around the site.


Contact Nancy Holmes at nancy.holmes@ubc.ca or go on our website at ecoartincubator.com for more information about the project.