The Tree House Project
From 13 June through 28 July, Open Space presents The Tree House Project by multi-disciplinary Toronto-based artist Jennie Suddick.
The Tree House Project envisions the tree house as both a personal space and a realm of the imagination, a lens through which to consider changing landscape, autonomy, and nostalgia.
While in residency at Open Space in the summer of 2017, Suddick invited the community to share unrealized childhood plans for tree houses and other forts. From the collaborative sketches assembled in this workshop, she has created scale paper architectural models and detailed drawings that bring new life to these thwarted childhood ambitions. Many of the translated images and drawings are hybrids of the concepts shared by multiple participants, linking common experiences or ideas in a tangible form.
The Tree House Project is ongoing, expanding as more people engage with it and contribute their own varied perspectives, stories, and ideas.
Visitors are invited to continue to expand the collection while the artist is in residence at Open Space 13-22 June from 3-5pm.
Artist talk and workshop: Saturday 16 June, 2:00pm
Opening reception: Thursday 21 June, 7:00pm in concert with the opening of Nicholas Vandergugten's Origins, MediaNet's flux media art exhibition.
Open Space respectfully acknowledges that we are on unceded First Nations territory. The City of Victoria and the surrounding areas lie on the territories of the Coast Salish and Lekwungen-speaking peoples, including the Esquimalt, Songhees, and W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations.
Open Space is not wheelchair accessible and is accessed by a flight of 15 stairs. There are two gender inclusive washrooms, one multi-stall and one single stall with a urinal. Please get in touch if you have any other questions or concerns.