Join us on Canada Day at the Gallery of Nature to celebrate the launch of a brand new project, collect a free sketchbook, and be the first to see a brand new Robert Bateman exhibit!
Bateman’s Sketch Across Canada is a new nationwide mental health initiative. Working with Black Press Media, we are producing 33,000 sketchbooks to distribute for free to community spaces and organisations across Canada. The Gallery of Nature is the first place they’ll be available, so Victorians will be the first to collect their free sketchbook and get involved! Sketching nature promotes knowledge, understanding, and connection to our local environments, and the act itself is a mindful one: taking the time to stop, look, and sketch can be a useful tool for managing anxiety and depression.
Also on July 1st, a new exhibit opens! The World of Robert Bateman charts the stylistic development of a Canadian icon, from his early experiments in impressionism to the celebrated realist we know today. Featuring sculptures, sketches, and studies alongside some of his most iconic paintings, this brand new exhibit unpacks the complex thought process behind each pretty picture.
The Gallery of Nature will be open from 11am-4pm with admission by donation. A full list of physical distancing policies is available here.
Happy Canada Day! Nature is magic.