WAR Flowers – A Touring Art Exhibition Tickets Live

Tickets for WAR Flowers – A Touring Art Exhibition are on sale now.

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WAR Flowers will be running from January 24, 2018 to March 25, 2018. During the run of WAR Flowers, Campbell House Museum will be open Mon-Fri, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, and Sat/Sun, 12 to 4:30 pm.

The exhibition is included in the $10 admission charge to the museum.

To book a group visit of 15 people or more, please contact the museum directly at 416 597-0227 ext. 2 or at info@campbellhousemuseum.ca.

Special guided group tours are available at $4/person (extra to the admission; 15 people minimum). Please request your guided tour at the time of group booking.

 

About WAR Flowers:

During the First World War, Canadian soldier George Stephen Cantlie plucked flowers from the fields and gardens of war-torn Europe and sent them home to his baby daughter Celia in Montréal.

One hundred years later, his touching ritual has provided the inspiration for this innovative multi-sensory exhibit.

WAR Flowers examines human nature in wartime through artistic representations that combine Cantlie’s letters and pressed flowers with original scents, crystal sculptures and portraits of 10 Canadians directly involved in the First World War.

6th Annual ACO NextGen Design Charrette at Campbell House Museum

 

Campbell House Museum will host Architectural Conservancy of Ontario’s NextGen Design Charrette on November 11, 2017.

The design charrette is an event for “students and emerging professionals in the fields of architecture, urban design, planning, landscape architecture, environment studies, built history, interior design, and heritage conservation. The charrette is intended to encourage creative thinking, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and provide networking opportunities with esteemed speakers and panelists”.

To learn more and obtain tickets, register at the event site here.

WAR Flowers – A Touring Art Exhibition comes to Campbell House Museum

 

 

 

 

 

WAR Flowers opens to the public at Campbell House Museum on January 24, 2018 and runs until March 25, 2018.

The exhibit explores the story of a Canadian World War I soldier, Lt Col. Cantlie and the connections with nine other people during that time. Lt Col. Cantlie collected flowers on European battlefields and sent them in letters, pressed between the pages, to his wife and children. 

The tickets will be available for sale on November 20, 2017.

“I believe people have an ability to find beauty and hope, even amidst the horrors of war. This exhibition examines human nature in wartime through a series of artistic representations, multisensory experiences and portraits of ten Canadians who were involved in the First World War. Optical crystal sculptures created by Mark Raynes Roberts portray scenes that illustrate different aspects of human nature while scents developed by Alexandra Bachand evoke personal memory. WAR Flowers is inspired by the pressed flowers picked by George Stephen Cantlie in the gardens, fields and hedges of war-torn Europe and sent to his baby daughter in Montreal. I examine these century-old flowers using floriography, a method of communicating emotion through flowers, to tell the story of human nature in the landscape of war.” – Viveka Melki, curator www.warflowers.ca