The Wind Garden
Second Site collective at the Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre
7646 Prince Albert St, Vancouver
(60th and Prince Albert, two blocks east of Fraser)
Second Site collective at Moberly
with Diana Burgoyne, Peter Courtemanche, Robin Ripley and Lori Weidenhammer
Tea Party and Wind Garden Workshop
Sunday May 31st from 1pm to 4pm
Join us for a Tea Party and wind-crafting workshop on Sunday May 31st at the gardens beside the Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre. Help build a Wind Garden by making your own wind powered gizmo to plant in the earth or simply come for tea and take a look at the artworks. Diana Burgoyne will work with participants to create a field of wind-powered buzzing noise-makers. Peter Courtemanche will build a sound piece that sings-along with the wind. Robin Ripley will help you fashion your own wind catcher using a variety of recycled materials. Lori Weidenhammer will craft parachutes for carrying wind-borne materials to different parts of the garden.
Second Site collective is a group of artists (mostly from Vancouver, Canada) who create and present electronic art (sound, kinetics, robotics, primal circuitry, sculpture) in public spaces. The collective is particularly interested in green spaces - parks, gardens, areas of urban agriculture, beaches, and "urban wilderness". The group has created shows for VanDusen Botanical Garden, Means of Production Garden (St. Catherines and 6th Avenue in Vancouver), and the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. Now they are coming to Moberly Arts and Cultural Center to build a Wind Garden.
The Wind Garden Tea Party is part of Second Site collective's programming for 2015. Sponsored by Moberly Arts and Cultural Center and ArtStarts, members of the collective are also doing workshops in elementary schools.
Diana Burgoyne is making Wind Activated Hats with students at Moberly Elementary, Galliano Elementary, and Salt Spring Elementary.
Robin Ripley is working with recyclables and found materials to create different objects that interact with the wind. She is working with students at Moberly Elementary and Henderson Elementary.
Lori Weidenhammer is crafting parachutes for wind-borne soil remediation at Moberly Elementary and Henderson Elementary.