As the impulse towards nature connection grows, we’re aiming to find a way of tempering enthusiasm for all things ‘rewilded’ with a more sophisticated understanding of its social and environmental implications.
Linen comes from the flax plant. Find out why linen is important and how Canadian makers are reviving skills and expertise in how to grow, process, and use it.
Investigating and sharing knowledge about seasonally available fibre sources in the city
Join Jaymie Johnson in using nettle fibre rope, coiled pine needles and wild grasses to create sculptural works evoking bumblebee nests for Kelowna’s new Public Art Pollinator Pasture
Our ongoing work in collaboration with the Stanley Park Ecology Society
Rope is one of our favourite themes, because making rope is practically in our DNA — a part of the technological watershed that distinguished our ancient ancestors from other hominids.
EartHand Gleaners often has specific websites as portals for project information, please visit the websites or read the posts specific to each project under project posts
Trillium North Park (Ongoing) The park’s perennial plantings were chosen for significance in traditional hand technology of First Nations People from across the province of British Columbia. Purpose-designed areas for processing plant materials include a covered harvest table and work area, shipping containers for indoor work, fenced outdoor storage and an open-air performance space…
Terroir: Urban Cloth (2014-2015) This project weaves together First Nation gathering traditions, early settler agricultural methods and contemporary environmental art practices and dance, through shared investigations for urban cloth production.
Aberthau: Flax+Food= Fibre (2013-2014) A teaching garden led by artists. Here, we explored fibre and food issues informally through music, dance, games, art and craft. Traditional wheat weaving, flax to linen processing and building celebrational work events were the focus of the project.
EartHand events also often overlap and build into the events ongoing work at the Means of Production Garden