Meet Fresh!AIR Artist Amélie Brindamour July/August 2018

Art & Environment

The artist Amelie Brindamour stands behind a bakery counter set up in the forest as part of her 2016 project, La Boulangerie du Terroir.
Photo by Eli Gordon.

Amélie Brindamour is a Montreal-based settler artist and art educator, exploring issues related to the natural and urban environment through place-specific projects including installations, participatory performances, eat-art and photography. Relying on affordable everyday materials – cardboard, paper, pine wood, bread, etc. – she intends to create spaces within nature and the urban realm in order to challenge our perception of pre-established social and spatial systems. She holds a Bachelor degree in Visual Arts and a Master in Art Education from Concordia University, and works as an art teacher in various community settings and at the Cegep level. 

Upcoming Events:

Can You Help?
Amélie is looking for input from locals in order to learn more about mushrooms in the Vernon area and where the good spots and trails to find them are located! Whether you are a professional or amateur mycologist, a recreational or commercial mushroom picker, or a mushroom enthusiast, please contact Amélie by email abrindamour@gmail.com or contact the Caetani Centre at 250-275-1525.
She would love to hear from you!

August Evening Arts at Allan Brooks: The Mushroom Method
Tuesday, August 14, 7-9 pm — This event has unfortunately been cancelled.
Allan Brooks Nature Centre
250 Allan Brooks Way
P.O. Box 20038
Vernon, BC V1T 9L4

Reception and Artist Talk at the Caetani Centre
Wednesday, August 29, 7-9 pm
Caetani Cultural Centre
3401 Pleasant Valley Road
Vernon, BC V1T 4L4

Open Studio at Allan Brooks
Tuesday, August 28 to Friday, August 31
9 am – 1 pm

Allan Brooks Nature Centre
250 Allan Brooks Way
P.O. Box 20038
Vernon, BC V1T 9L4

Current Project

During her residency at the Caetani Centre, Amélie plans to conduct in-depth artistic research exploring the presence and characteristics of mushrooms in the Okanagan Valley, and the relationship between certain types of trees and fungi under the forest floor through the mycorrhizal  network. She will develop an interactive sculptural installation establishing parallels between this information and resource exchange circuit, and our contemporary communication systems, looking closer to how we could find inspiration from nature to alleviate its context of power dynamics.

 

The Temporary Woodland Postal Service_2017_AmelieBrindamour
The Temporary Woodland Postal Service, 2017. Photo by the artist.
The Temporary Coastland Library_2017
The Temporary Coastland Library, 2017. Photo by Erin Whittier.
La Boulangerie du Terroir_2016
La Boulangerie du Terroir, 2016. Photo by Eli Gordon.

 

 

 

 

 

See more past work on Amélie’s website here!
Amélie is in the news! Hear her interview on CBC Daybreak South here, from 58:56 to 1:04:58.

Canada Council for the Arts/Conseil des arts du Canada. Logo is a black tree.

 

 


The artist acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

L’artiste remercie le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

The artist would also like to acknowledge the support of LOJIQ (Les Offices jeunesses internationaux du Québec) for helping to cover travel costs.

 

Fresh Air logoAllan Brooks Nature Centre Logo

The Fresh! AIR program is a partnership between the Caetani Centre and the Allan Brooks Nature Centre. Read more about it here.