Following the success of oneTree 2015 and oneTree 2017, The Bateman Foundation and Live Edge Design are proud to present oneTree 2019.
We invite you to join us in honouring the life of a single tree through the beauty of art and connecting to nature through its incredible 200-year history. The oneTree series celebrates the life and value of a single tree by inviting artists to create as much beauty from its wood as possible.
This year is the biggest portfolio yet, with more than 80 individual and original works. Each is unique in its interpretation and style, with artworks varying dramatically in scale and design – from furniture to musical instruments, wooden creatures to performance-based art and poetry – with a unifying theme of honouring the tree’s remarkable heritage.
The oneTree 2019 exhibit guide is available to view online – see all the pieces here!
The Tree’s History
Around 1815, an indigenous Big Leaf Maple tree began to grow in the Chemainus Valley, in the traditional territory of the Halalt First Nation. The river was full of steelhead, trapped in weirs to provide a rich food source to the inhabitants of the land. Chemainus was settled by Europeans starting in 1858 as a logging town, and by 1865 a house was built near the tree. At this point the oneTree was around 50 years old and touched the lives of great adventurers, naval heroes and after 200 years of bearing witness to the history of Vancouver Island, the tree’s life is now entrusted to our community to create new stories and memories.
Please visit www.theonetreeproject.ca to find out more about the project.
“A fallen tree should never die quietly, never mind who’s around to hear it.”
Thanks to our exhibit sponsor, Windsor Plywood
oneTree 2019 artists: Aaron Stevenot, Karmanah Wood Design, Victoria, BC. Andre St. Cyr, Duncan, BC. Andrea Keenan, Cumberland, BC. Antonia Olak, Qualicum, BC. Arnim Rodeck, Shamawood, Duncan, BC. Bernard Schissel, Victoria, BC. Bev Thompson, Studio 553, Duncan, BC. Brennan Wierzba, Sooke, BC. Brian Rombough, straitXpression, Victoria, BC. Bruce Hodgson, Victoria, BC. Cam Russell, Coventry Woodworks, Cobble Hill, BC. Chiarina Loggia, Victoria, BC. Chris Zumkeller, Zumkeller Woodshop, Cambell River, BC. Christi York, Duncan, BC. Colby O’Brien, Victoria, BC. Curtis Neufeld, Neufeld Furniture, Duncan, BC. Dallas Gara, GaraWood, Calgary, AB. David Martinello, Alternative Woodworks, Mill Bay, BC. Debbie Dell, Oshawa, ON. Detlef Grundmann, Victoria, BC. Doug Zech, Calgary, AB. Eric Gesinger, Gesigner Furniture, Victoria, BC. Eric Sundstrom, Solid woodwork ltd, Calgary, AB. Eugene Laughren, Shawnigan Lake, BC. Francisco Munoz & Dean Simpson, City ArtWorks, Victoria, BC. Frank Armich, Parksville, BC. Gary David, Duncan, BC. Geoff Burton, Victoria, BC. Georgia Collins, Shawnigan Lake, BC. Gus Frenchy, Duncan, BC. Hector Uriostegui & Kayden Dorma, Cobble Hill, BC. Ian McKenzie, Victoria, BC. Ian Murphy, SawBendTwist, Campbell River, BC. Jacob Humphrey, Pacifica Woodwork, Duncan, BC. Jennifer Lawson, Cowichan Bay, BC. Jesse Toso, Töso Wood Works, Vancouver, BC. John & Robert Bateman, Salt Spring Island, BC. John Lore, Live Edge Design, Duncan, BC. Jordan Cassidy, Cassidy Woodcraft & Design, Victoria, BC. Jude Murphy, Victoria, BC. Justin Dunning, Island Glass Wings, Victoria, BC. Karen Trickett, Coventry Woodworks, Cobble Hill, BC. Kayla Yearwood, Sooke, BC. Larissa McLean, Aquila Studios, Courtenay, BC. Larry Martell, Victoria, BC. Lindsey Millikan, San Francisco, California. Luke Hart-Weller, CopperWood Gallery, Salt Spring Island, BC. Marc Blouin, Inspired Objects, Victoria, BC. Marc deMontigny, Land & Water Studio, Victoria, BC. Merlayna Snyder, Victoria, BC. Michael Crawshaw, Victoria, BC. Mike Randall, Kurva Design, Victoria, BC. Myra Gusway, Burnaby, BC. Nick Clarke, The Boneyard Wood Company, Duncan, BC. Paisley White, Ember & Coal Studio Woodworking, Duncan, BC. Phil Clark, Sorrento, BC. Randy Mugford, Portuguese Cove, NS. Reuben Forsland, Joi Guitars, Comox, BC. Drinkwater Elementary School, Duncan, BC. Robin Shackleton, Sylvan Temple World Instruments, Errington, BC. Sara Marrieros, Mill Bay, BC. Sarah Fraser, Duncan, BC. Scott Gillies, Victoria, BC. Solarbud, Thetis Island, BC. Stéfane Dimopoulos, Duncan, BC. Steve Doreen, Lone Tree Guitars, Lake Cowichan, BC. Steve Neil, Ladysmith, BC. Sue Pyper, Courtenay, BC. Susan Jean Whyte, Crofton, BC. Tammy Blair, Blair Woods, Comox, BC. Wyatt Wilkie, Royston, BC.