Arts Media release

PSA: On the wings of a butterfly: Discussing the work of Mike MacDonald, wild pollinators, ecology and art

Mike MacDonald, Digital Garden, 1997 (detail of placemat series 4)

Tuesday, October 13 at 6:00pm

Join MSVU Art Gallery Director, Laura Ritchie, in conversation with Lindsay Dobbin, Frances Dorsey, Robin Metcalfe, Lisa Myers, and Michelle Sylliboy about the work of late Mi’kmaq artist Mike MacDonald (1941-2006). A Queer media artist, MacDonald is remembered in part for his environmental work planting pollinator gardens across Canada. His 1994 butterfly garden on the Mount Saint Vincent University campus in K’jipuktuk (Halifax) continues to serve as a point of connection between artists and curators exploring ecology and art today.
Presented by MSVU Art Gallery and Dalhousie Art Gallery as part of Nocturne 2020.
The event will take place online. Please visit the Nocturne website for artist bios, more information and registration.