Wednesday, May 26, 2021 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
In her project Nocturnal Botanical Ontario artist Sara Angelucci photographs plants which grow in the Pretty River Valley in Southern Ontario. Her compositions of plants growing entwined uncover the ecological impacts of immigration and global trade; forces which have wreaked havoc on the natural environment. Her work is deeply inspired by Indigenous botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer’s ideas of isolation, gratitude and stewardship.
Angelucci will be joined by horticulturalist and arborist Charlie Briggs. Their conversation will focus on how we can positively contribute to our environment through our plant choices and landscape practises. While acknowledging the impacts we have had on the world through gardening and the globalization of plants, we can set a path forward that will support healthy ecosystems for generations.
This program is brought to you in partnership with the CONTACT Photography Festival who will be hosting the event on Zoom. Click here to register and reserve your spot.
Sara Angelucci is a Toronto-based artist working in photography, video, audio, and installation. Over the years her projects have drawn from a range of personal photographs and films—to anonymous and found images. Since 2013 her work has focused on our fraught relationship with the natural world, channeling personal and environmental grief. Angelucci is an Adjunct Professor in Photography at the School of Image Arts, Ryerson University.
Charlie Briggs is a horticulturist and arborist with Royal Botanical Gardens. He is passionate about helping gardeners and property owners make the most of their outdoor spaces and better understand the changes we can make to promote a more responsible and sustainable form of gardening.