2019 will see “Artcraft outside” where artists are asked to create works to be hung on the side of Mahon hall and also 3D pieces to be installed in the surrounds. We look forward to adventurous and exciting artworks on and around the hall in June 2019. Application forms and further information is available from the “Artist calls” section of this website.
2018 sees a new incarnation for LandArt called Art on the Hall.
Art on the Hall aims to turn Mahon Hall into a gallery, inside and out. On the facade of the hall, murals by Cam Novak and Talia Peckel hang. Melanie Thompson also hangs found object scuplture and basketry. To celebrate the youth of the island, two sides of the hall are dedicated to displaying murals created collaboratively by teenage artists. The hall is decorated for the 50th anniversary of Artcraft.
2017. Nests: The Basketry Guild of Salt Spring.
The Basketry Guild of Salt Spring celebrated their 20th anniversary by surrounding Mahon hall with a number of installations. The theme was “Nests” and these were to be found on the building, out in the open, hidden in bushes and scaling the large Fir tree next to the road, outside the hall.
June 26 – September 20 2016
114 Rainbow Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC
Opening w/ Artists on Site:
July 8 6:00-8:00pm
LandArt @ ArtCraft presents four outdoor installations around Mahon Hall this summer. The artists install their work through the month of June. The official opening celebration of LandArt will be on Friday, July 8, between 6 and 8pm. At this time the artists will be on site to talk to visitors about their installations.
LandArt @ ArtCraft supports experimental and responsive landscape art installations that stimulate interest and community engagement with the arts and our outdoor environment. These installations present an outdoor extension to the ArtCraft showcases inside Mahon Hall, encouraging artists and viewers to experience artwork in, on and around our beautiful island gallery.
Installations are created primarily of natural and found materials. Attention is given to the environmental interaction and impact of the chosen materials. The installations have no negative impact on the site, during installation, exhibition or removal. All installations will be removed from the site at the end of the exhibition, leaving no trace of this diverse and engaging collection.
2016 LandArt Installations:
Diana Lynn Thompson