Art in the Garden
Find your inspiration in Darts Hill Garden
The Darts Hill Garden Conservancy Trust Society is pleased to support an Artist in Residence during Garden Open Days in the months of May, June, July and September. Take the opportunity to chat with these artists as they work in the garden. Look for the posters at the Welcome Table identifying the artist and the times they are in the garden. The Society’s’ calendar includes information about each artist. Feel free to ask questions as public engagement is part of the AiR program. Discover how Darts Hill Garden inspires artists and the creation of their art!
In 2021 five artists participated in the Society’s Artist in Residence program in Darts Hill Garden Park. Sylvia Grace Borda captured the apple blossoms with a special photogram process while Scarlet Black collected images of the garden’s Rhododendrons for a photobook. To take a look at the wonderful images Scarlet collected and published click here.
In 2022, the Darts Hill Garden Conservancy Trust Society welcomes the Z.inc Artist Collective’s temporary outdoor exhibition “Panoply” to Darts Hill Garden Park, May 6 – July 31, 2022. Z.inc and invited artists create unique installations that contemplate the dynamic bond between art, nature and people. The artworks contribute to the cultural life of the community and inspire the public to make new discoveries with every visit to this spectacular garden. For more information about Z.inc Artist Collective visit, https://zincartcollective.ca/
In 2021, the Darts Hill Garden Conservancy Trust Society was pleased to sponsor “Resplendent”, a temporary art display in the garden organized by Surrey-based Z.inc Artist Collective. Building on two previous successful exhibitions at Darts Hill Garden, Z.inc and invited artists continued to explore new ways of making art in this spectacular natural setting. Using a variety of materials, the artists created installations – evocative, contemplative, and beautiful – that provided novel ways for visitors to experience the garden.
The Society looks forward to sponsoring temporary art installations in Darts Hill Garden Park in 2022!
Ten artists of the Z-inc Artist Collective and Friends, the creators of “Resplendent”, held a series of Zoom talks to encourage public interaction. Each evening featured three artists who spoke about their art installations and answered questions.
June 10, 2021: Rosemary Burden, Amelia Butcher, Willa Downing
June 17, 2021: Polly Gibbons, Marcus Macdonald, Sophie Macdonald
June 24, 2021: Claire Moore, Cora Li-Leger, Cora Li-Leger and Jan Storer, Elizabeth Carefoot
Please use the link below to join the Darts Hill Garden Conservancy Trust Society and the artists of “Resplendent” for three evenings of recorded Zoom talks. In the talks, named Resplendent Part 1-3, the artists discuss their work with lively Q/A sessions at the end of each Zoom recording.