More than thirty years in the making, the 200-acre Jeffrey Rubinoff Sculpture Park is home to over a hundred steel sculptures – artist Jeffrey Rubinoff’s life’s work.
2021 Park Openings Dates
Jeffrey Rubinoff wanted the Park to be a place for the appreciation of non-commodity values of art. As such, there is no charge for admittance, or for tours, concerts, or events. The sculptures are permanently sited. They are not for sale, and cannot be shown in another museum or any other context.
2021 Public openings are 9:30 am to 1:30 pm on the following days:
Tuesday July 20
Wednesday July 21
Thursday July 22
Tuesday July 27
Wednesday July 28
Thursday July 29
Tuesday August 3 — 12pm Concert – See below for Details
Wednesday August 4 — 12pm Concert – See below for Details
Thursday August 5 — 12pm Concert – See below for Details
Tuesday August 10
Wednesday August 11
Thursday August 12
Masters of Counterpoint Series August 3rd, 4th and 5th, 2021
Each day at 12 noon Borealis String Quartet will perform selected movements of various Beethoven String Quartets.
• String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4 – Selected Movements
• String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95 (Serioso) – Selected Movements
Please bring a blanket or folding chairs and enjoy the performance outdoors in our amphitheatre. Please note that this year there will be no indoor seating available in the interpretive centre, however, a limited number of chairs will be placed in the courtyard. We encourage visitors to arrive early, reserve a spot, and then peruse the park. Washrooms will not be available during the concert.
Special Landscape Tour with John McGillivray, Park Maintenance
Sunday, August 8th, 10:00am-11:30pm
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a spot on the tour.
Parysa Mostajir selected as 2021 Rubinoff Post Doctoral Awardee
Parysa Mostajir is a Teaching Fellow at the University of Chicago in Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science, with degrees in philosophy, history of science, and archaeology and anthropology. Her interdisciplinary research analyzes the relationship between the cognitive processes of science and the aesthetic processes of art, and frames them as distinct, complementary, and mutually irreducible practices in human life. Inspired by John Dewey’s aesthetics and philosophy of science, she is currently developing a concept of ‘aesthetic technology’ to describe the methods by which art can serve crucial functions in democratic societies, including communicating the lived experience of diversely situated citizens and conducting powerful critiques and transformations of shared institutions and concepts.
JRSP featured in Canada wide listing of sculpture parks
Canadian national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, has featured The Jeffrey Rubinoff Sculpture Park among its list of eleven sculpture parks of Canada.
2021 Jeffrey Rubinoff Post-Doctoral Award Call is Closed
Aimed at early career researchers anywhere in the world, Postdoctoral Awards offer $7,000 CAD (roughly $5,300 USD or £4,100) to support research leading to one or more publications on any subject relating to art and knowledge. Themes might include but are not limited to the connections between visual art and: cognition and understanding; ethical or political issues; other fields of knowledge; and the sacred or numinous.
The Rubinoff sculpture collection
The Jeffrey Rubinoff Sculpture Park is the permanent site for over a hundred works by sculptor Jeffrey Rubinoff. Rubinoff spent over three decades reshaping the land to best showcase his artistic output.
He established the Sculpture Park to ensure perpetual access to and interpretation of the collection. The Park was also founded to promote the study and understanding of art as a source of knowledge.
Rubinoff believed that ‘art was an act of will in accord with a mature conscience’, and that the knowledge it contained and expressed could play an important role in the evolution of ideas, as well as its viewers’ consciences.
2021 JRSP Post Doctoral Awards applications period is now closed
Lucy Whelan selected as 2020 Rubinoff Post Doctoral Awardee
Her research centers on modern art in France and Germany. She is interested in seeing the art of this period as a form of knowledge or enquiry, particularly as it relates to questions of visual perception, time, landscape, and the relation between nature and culture
Joshua Fitzgerald selected as the Churchill College, Cambridge University Rubinoff Fellow
Joshua Fitzgerald has been selected by Churchill College, Cambridge as the second Jeffrey Rubinoff Junior Research Fellow in Art as a Source of Knowledge. He will begin his Fellowship in the Fall of 2020. He will be based at the University of Cambridge, but will attend the annual Company of Ideas forums on Hornby Island. See our awardees page for more information.
Post-Doctoral Awardee Lieke Wijnia publishes
Named as Rubinoff Post-doctoral awardee in 2018, Dr. Lieke Wijna used the funds to assist with the research and writing of Beyond the Return of Religion: Art and the Postsecular, which was recently published. See our publications page for more information.
Call for 2021 Rubinoff Awards
The 2021 Postdoctoral Award competition is open with the application deadline is Friday 16 April 2021. See our awards page for more information.