About the Project

A unique artistic endeavor took place in Woodhaven Nature Conservancy Regional Park: the Woodhaven EcoArt Project. From April 17 to November 6, 2010, local artists and students, including musicians, performers, writers, sculptors and other visual artists have created multiple works of art in the park and in response to the park.

The artwork has minimal impact on the natural environment, leaving nothing in the park and similarly removing nothing from the park. Although the park is currently closed for the season, several works remain in it and will still be available when it reopens in the spring.

The lead researcher in this project is Nancy Holmes, Associate Professor of Creative Writing at UBC Okanagan, in collaboration with Lori Mairs, artist and resident caretaker of Woodhaven. The Woodhaven EcoArt Project is funded by the Hampton Fund at the University of British Columbia and is supported by the Regional District of the Central Okanagan.