oneTree Exhibition 2017
Live Edge Design & the Robert Bateman Centre present oneTree 2017.
A fallen tree should never die quietly, never mind who’s around to hear it.
With the success of oneTree 2015, the Robert Bateman Centre and Live Edge Design have once again partnered to bring you oneTree 2017. We invite you to join us in celebrating the life of a single tree through the beauty of art.
For over a hundred years a single Walnut Tree has been witness to the everyday life of residents on St. Charles Street in Victoria’s Rockland neighbourhood. The tree had to come down in 2016 due to safety concerns and will now be transformed by artists into one-of-a-kind pieces of art. Selected pieces will form the oneTree 2017, an exhibit at the Robert Bateman Centre from November 2017 – January 2018.
Home & History of the Tree
The neighbourhood of Rockland was originally a steep and rocky landscape full of Garry Oak trees and Camas flower meadows. It was described favorably by the first colonial land surveyor, Joseph Despard Pemberton, as a desirable place to live. In 1865 it became a subdivision and became popular as a site for homes of the new merchant class, the Attorney-General, and most famously the Dunsmuir family at Craigdarroch Castle.
Today, St. Charles Manor is a 53-suite senior care home run by Trillium Boutique Senior Living.
About Live Edge Design
Live Edge Design creates custom furniture from locally salvaged trees. The trees tell the designers and craftsmen their stories. The ensuing collaboration of materials, craftspeople, and customers culminates in the finest of functional art. Honouring the tree enriches those it touches on its journey. From sourcing the trees to drying, design, production, and finishing, it all happens at their workshop in Duncan, BC. See for yourself or visit online at liveedgedesign.com.
1 salvaged Walnut tree
4000+ Hours of work
$100,000 Value Added Art
1 Phenomenal Art Exhibit
See artists creating their pieces, read their stories and get excited for the big opening of the exhibit.
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2017 SELECTED ARTISTS
|Andreas Kunert||Ancient Art of Stone|
|Andrew Azzopardi||Studio Robazzo|
|Bev Thompson||Studio 553|
|Cam Russell||Coventry Woodworks|
|Christian Arostegui||Arostegui Studio|
|Christina Robev||Studio Robazzo|
|David Martinello||Alternative Woodworks|
|Detlef Grundmann||Pebble Woodworks|
|Eric Gesinger||Gesinger Furniture|
|Eugene Laughren||Raven Creek Timber Products|
|Frank Armich||Frankly Yours|
|Heather Wall||Twisted Arc Design Inc|
|Jon Braden||Jon Braden Studio|
|Joseph Egan||Egans Custom Guitars|
|Karen Trickett||Coventry Woodworks|
|Ken Broadland||Heartwood Studio|
|Luke Hart-Weller||Copperwood Gallery|
|Marc Blouin||Inspired Objects|
|Mike Randall||Kurva Design|
|Neil Bosdet||Acres Away Woodworks|
|Paul Tellier||Paul Tellier Fine Woodwork|
|Robin Shackleton||Sylvan Temple World Instruments|
|Rommy Verlaan||Heart Song Flutes|
|Scott Gillies||Azara Effect Productions|
|Todd McAneeley||Reflections of Perfection|
|Wyatt Wilkie||Wilkie Stringed Instruments|
|Zak Stolk||Heart Song Flutes|