Gladstone Grow-Op 2016

The Gladstone Grow-Op is an annual exhibition featuring contemporary artworks with a focus on landscape and urbanism. Local artists, designers, and landscape architects are encouraged to submit works that "cultivate curiousity" and explore the dichotomy of the natural environment and urbanized landscape in our world today.

Some of my favourite works from this year's exhibit were Little Pharm by Kara Stone, a project in which the artist reused her anti-depressant bottles to grow different plants and see which flourished (an apt metaphor); and All Night Blossoms Fell by Wabi-Sabi Collective, a beautiful installation of unfinished paper flowers caught in time as they fall to the floor.


Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON
M6J 1J6