On the Wings of a Butterfly: Discussing the Work of Mike MacDonald, Wild Pollinators, Ecology and Art

13 October, 2020, 6:00pm

Mike MacDonald, Digital Garden, 1997 (detail of placemat series 4)

Join MSVU Art Gallery Director, Laura Ritchie, in conversation with Lindsay Dobbin, Frances Dorsey, Robin Metcalfe, Lisa Myers, and Michelle Sylliboy about the work of late Mi'kmaq artist Mike MacDonald (1941-2006). A Queer media artist, MacDonald is remembered in part for his environmental work planting pollinator gardens across Canada. His 1994 butterfly garden on the Mount Saint Vincent University campus in K'jipuktuk (Halifax) continues to serve as a point of connection between artists and curators exploring ecology and art today.
Presented by MSVU Art Gallery and Dalhousie Art Gallery as part of Nocturne 2020.
This event has passed but you can watch a video recording of the discussion for a limited time here: https://www.msvuart.ca/exhibition/lisa-myers-mike-macdonalds-butterfly-garden-revisited/