Call to Artists! OPEN
Lost and Endangered Species Group Exhibition.
A qathet region wide exhibition from
November - January
at qathet Art Centre.
Submissions due September 30, 2022
Artwork must be made from found, natural, repurposed and recycled materials!
British Columbia currently has 1,807 species of animals and plants at risk of extinction, more than any other province or territory in Canada; this includes 15 wildlife species found in the qathet region.
Despite this immense threat to our natural and social ecosystems, we have no rituals for coping with extinction, ecological destruction or environmental loss; subsequently, eco-anxiety is rising in locations such as the West Coast of British Columbia, which is intimately feeling the effects of climate change and habitat loss. In 2011, Persephone Pearl, co-director of an arts and theatre group in the UK, helped organize the first ever Remembrance Day for Lost Species. Held every November 30th, it’s since become a day for activists, artists and mourners to find creative ways to share their grief for extinct species – and reinvigorate their love for the natural world.
qathet ART is excited to collaborate with qathet Old Growth in a series of events for the Memento Mori Festival 2022 around lost and endangered species.
This is a call to artists to participate in a group exhibition at qathet Art Centre in Nov-Feb 2022/23. Please submit artwork made from recycled material around lost and endangered species by Sept 30, 2022 by filling out the registration form at qathetart.ca.
We will be working with artists in all media and look forward to presenting Memento Mori for the qathet community!