The Wildflower focuses a futuristic lens on that which is deeply familiar – our delicate flora clinging to rock – as it takes root in new stories. Through this lens, audiences re-engage a swell of complex emotions and an acute awareness of our fragile world and our place in it. Artists from Iceland and Canada cultivate new space for a dynamic collision of climate activism, interspecies ecologies, feminism and craft-based practice in contemporary art.
Urging forward a renewed interest in traditional materials connected to local culture, artists transform wood, marble, plant dye, flowers, metal into new visions of textile, sculpture, painting and stained glass armour.
Participating artists: Arna Óttarsdóttir, Asinnajaq, Eggert Pétursson, Emily Critch, Jón Gunnar Árnason, Justine McGrath, Katrina Jane, Leisure, Nína Óskarsdóttir, Rúna Þorkelsdóttir and Thomas Pausz.
Curated by Becky Forsythe and Penelope Smart.