On Display Now: Lullaby of Park-Land

Beaverbrook Art GalleryNovember 27, 20180 Comments

Lullaby of Park-Land, by Andréa Peters; part of the exhibition Depository Park.

This artwork features a collection of items Peters had with her while homeless and living predominately in Odell Park, along with other locations around the city. A poncho that has been patched multiple times, a saxophone she would play to an audience of ducks, dumpster diving maps, and a box of “pocket treasures” make up this installation.

In her own words, “I never felt void of a home, living among the trees. Roaming in urban forests all over the city, I felt no need to worry about permanence (or lack thereof) either. For six years, the trees and I grew and shifted from day-to-day, and season to season, together. I kept some of my food caches & dumpster diving maps after reintegrating the indoors. The memories and lessons, I carry in pockets still.”

Peters invites everyone to share any bits of paper they’ve been carrying around, or write about something they can’t part with on a daily basis, and add them to the container. Her written work, A Guide to Nomadic Living, can also be found on the desk as part of the exhibition.

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Depository Park is curated collectively and organized by Connexion ARC. It is on display at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery until December 16, 2018.

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