April 8, 2022: The Bateman Gallery Celebrates Earth Day with Free Children’s Admission and Activities

For Immediate Release: Apr 8, 2022

Victoria, BC – Let’s inspire a new generation of eco-lovers! The Bateman Gallery is celebrating Earth Day all weekend long (April 22 to 23) with free admission for children and free family-friendly activities to engage with the powerful exhibition: Environmental Impact II.

“Our Earth Weekend event allows our community and families to once again engage with the Bateman Gallery. We are proud to showcase the current exhibitions Environmental Impact II and the World of Robert Bateman, both with a strong message to reflect on the environment and how we interact with it,” says Sarah Theophilus, acting General Manager of the Bateman Foundation.

“We look forward to establishing ourselves once again as a cultural beacon in our city and we are focused on continuing to deliver our mission of building relationships with nature through art to the whole community.”

Earth Day is widely recognized as a day to increase awareness of climate change and promote ways that individuals and entire communities can work to help protect the environment. For April, the Bateman Foundation is celebrating Earth Day by promoting environmental awareness throughout the gallery, learning programs and community partnerships all month long.

  • The Bateman Gallery is exciting to welcome the community and families from April 22 to 23 with diverse activities. Earth weekend in the gallery includes:
  • Free admission to see the guest exhibition Environment Impact II, featuring over 20 artists with a powerful theme that critically examines how human actions and inactions impact our planet.
  • Family-friendly activities like trivia and art creation.
  • A children’s book reading of Benjamin’s Blue Feet by acclaimed local author and illustrator Sue Macartney on Earth Day, Friday, April 22 at 11 AM.

About The Bateman Foundation

The Bateman Foundation is a nationally registered charity with a mission to build a relationship with nature through art. Founded by renowned artist and naturalist Robert Bateman, the foundation uses art to understand the environment and is one of the only non-profits in Canada that primarily uses artwork to promote a connection to nature and the environment. Through educational programs, community collaborations and gallery exhibitions, we are inspiring a generation of people to build a deeper relationship with the natural world.

Reaching over 250,000 people across North America, the Bateman Foundation engages over 4,000 participants each year through the flagship education program NatureSketch and welcomes over 20,000 guests in the gallery each year. For more information about the Bateman Foundation, visit batemanfoundation.org.

The Bateman Foundation main office and gallery is located on the traditional lands of the Lekwungen People, also known as the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations.

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Katherine Dalusong
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The Bateman Foundation
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Phone: 250.940.3626 ex.320