Art & Environment
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.
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 email@example.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
Learn to do spore prints and watercolour paintings of mushrooms, all while enjoying fresh local cider and mushroom-themed appetizers. Tickets are $40 and are available on abnc.ca.
Allan Brooks Nature Centre
250 Allan Brooks Way
P.O. Box 20038
Vernon, BC V1T 9L4
Exhibition: Details TBA
Time and Date TBA
Check back for updates on our website and social media to see what Amélie creates during her residency!
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.
See more past work on Amélie’s website here!
The artist would like to aknowledge the support of LOJIQ (Les Offices jeunesses internationaux du Québec) for helping to cover travel costs.
The Fresh! AIR program is a partnership between the Caetani Centre and the Allan Brooks Nature Centre.