summer arts camp at deer crossing the art farm
The Woodlands Project is a youth-driven community arts project exploring the evolving and complex relationship between our natural and urban worlds. In partnership with the Town of Gibsons, theDavid Suzuki Foundation and Emily Carr University of Art and Design, The Woodlands Project will focus primarily on a small, forested area that passes through the middle of Gibsons—a seaside village on the Sunshine Coast of BC. Led by a core group of 15 youth leaders between the ages of 15 and 24and with the support of over 150 elementary school-age participants, a team of professional artists, Art Farm staff, David Suzuki Foundation scientists, Emily Carr students and the wider community,The Woodlands Project will produce and present a series of visual and multi-media installations that explore the town’s evolving and complex relationship to this semi-wild patch of land. The project builds upon the success of our 2014 program: The Aquifer Project, expanding and enhancing the program by including more organizational partners, recruiting more youth participants from the Sunshine Coast and the Lower Mainland, and presenting the outcomes to a wider audience across BC.