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Grow Op 2017

Grow Op 2017 | April 19-23

The Gladstone’s Annual Exhibition on Urbanism, Landscape and Contemporary Art

Grow Op, Gladstone Hotel’s urbanism, landscape design and contemporary art exhibition, celebrates its fifth year in the spring of 2017! The exhibition cultivates ideas across a broad range of disciplines, examining how humans and other species live within and without natural systems of growth, change, abundance, scarcity, decay and life.

#GrowOp2017 employ the tools of art, craft and design to question our conceptions of urban and wild, culture and nature for the upcoming juried exhibition, curated by Christine Leu and Alan Webb of LeuWebb Projects with Lukus Toane. Grow Op was founded by Victoria Taylor & Christina Zeidler.

Why do we leave the comforts of our home to go camping in a tent? Why do we bring plants and animals in our homes to share our lives with us? What is left after a forest fire? A flood? A drought?

The Gladstone invites a diversity of projects from collaborative teams, collectives and individuals that engage with landscape, species and habitat through installation, sculpture, performance, digital media and more to create a provocative experiential exhibition.

Grow op’s Installation works engage participants through sight, touch, sound, and taste to create a landscape of immersive experience. Interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged, combining creative practitioners such as: artists, biologists, historians, anthropologists, musicians, botanists, architects, poets, craftspeople, chefs, geographers, filmmakers, ecologists, performers, landscape architects, writers, planners, agriculturalists and more.

Productive / imagined / experienced / exploited / inhabited / devastated / rejuvenated landscapes

Exhibition Hours: Wed Apr. 19, 7-9pm | Thurs Apr. 20, 11-10pm | Fri Apr. 21, 11-10pm | Sat Apr. 22, 10am-9pm | Sun Apr. 23, 10-5pm
*Guests staying in the hotel receive complimentary admission! Check out our rooms here.

GROW OP 2017 Special Events:

April 19th – Grow Op presents Harvest Wednesday Equinosh – 6pm-8pm (Ballroom)
April 20th – Grow Op Talks with Zahra Ebrahim 8-10pm (Ballroom)
April 21th – Opening Reception 7 -10pm (2nd, 3rd + 4th Floor Galleries)
April 22nd – EARTH DAY!
April 23rd – Gladstone Flea Goes Green – 10am-4pm

2017 Participants
David Ballantine, Melanie Billark, Bruno Billio + Joseph Clement, Liam Blackwell, Micah Donovan, Jordan Duke & Dayne Roy-Caldwell, Agnieszka Forfa, Eve Gane, Julie Gladstone, Martha Barron Griffith, Monica Gutierrez, John Haney, Byron Hodgins, Rebecca Jane Houston, Hayden King and Susan Blight, Aisling O’Carroll & Sara Jacobs, Olga Klosowski, Becky Lauzon, Katie Lawson, Lindy Wilkins & Dushan Milic, Michelle Hunniford & Magdalena Milosz, Kate & Claire Nelischer, D & S Projects, PseudoStudio, Rachael Grice & Rekha Ramachandran, Shadi Ramos, Safiya Randera, Daniel Ranger, Darren Rigo, Miles Rufelds, The Urban Apothecary. In conjunction with Gladstone Art Hut installation by Rui Pimenta + Layne Hinton.

Grow Op Jurors
Layne Hinton, artist and co-curator of Artspin
Andrea Mantin, instructor and landscape architect
Victoria Taylor, founder of Grow Op and landscape architect
Graham Teeple, previous Grow Op curator


Highlights of Grow Op 2016 Here.

See projects from past Grow Op Exhibitions here:
Grow Op 2014Grow Op 2015Grow Op 2016


Images (left to right): Melanie Billark, Micah Donovan