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.
2023 Park Openings Dates and Concert Performances
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.
2023 Public openings are 9:30 am to 1:30 pm on the following days:
Tuesday July 4
Thursday July 6
Tuesday July 11
Thursday July 13
Tuesday July 18
Thursday July 20
Tuesday July 25
Thursday July 27
Tuesday August 1 — 12pm Concert – See below for Details
Thursday August 3 — 12pm Concert – See below for Details
Tuesday August 8
Thursday August 10
Masters of Counterpoint Series August 1st and 3rd, 2023
Tuesday August 1 @ 12pm
Thursday August 3 @ 12pm
The Borealis String Quartet will perform selected repertoire to highlight the connection between counterpoint in musical and sculptural form.
Please bring a blanket or folding chairs and enjoy the performance outdoors in our amphitheatre. We encourage visitors to arrive early, reserve a spot, and then peruse the park. We also encourage visitors to bring sunscreen and water, it will be a hot day. Washrooms will not be available during the concert.
Custom Tours can be booked on any opening day, other than concert openings. Tours generally depart around 10am
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a spot on the tour.
2022 Forum on Art and Crises - Livestream Recording Access
For the first time, the Jeffrey Rubinoff Company of Ideas Forum was Livestreamed from the sculpture park, and is available to the interested public. Please use the following link to our Youtube to view the forum:
This year’s Forum we explore the relationship between art and catastrophe. We will reflect on the vast artistic consequences of Covid-19, but also examine how other crises, both past and present — shaped, and were shaped by, visual art. We will interrogate a cluster of questions that include, but are not limited to:
- Do crises make art more or less essential?
- How do social catastrophes undermine or damage art?
- Are artists obliged to address the major crises of their times?
- Do major social events permanently change art?
- Can art be therapeutic in times of crisis?
- How can art help us make sense of major historical crises?
To View Speakers and Presentations Click Below:
Anahí González selected as 2022 Rubinoff Guest Curator to develop exhibit on White Oaks Sculpture
Anahí González is a visual artist, scholar and curator based in London, Ontario. She was selected in December 2022 to produce an exhibit at the JRSP on Rubinoff’s 70’s era White Oaks sculptures.
Most recently, she was part of the AGO x RBC Emerging Artist Exchange program working on the Latin American collection. She guest curated Migration Stories Whispered in My Ear / Me Susurran Al Oído Historias de Migrantes at McIntosh Gallery and co-curated Symphony of Lights at the ArtLab. Gonzaléz graduated with a Master of Visual Arts from Western University. She is currently working towards a Ph.D. in Art and Visual Culture at Western University, with an interest in photography and human labour.
She has held programming and juror positions at Forest City Gallery, Museum London, and UAdeC (Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila, Mexico). She is Contributing Editor at Embassy Cultural House and a Research Associate of the Creative Food Research Collaboratory. Her work has been included in exhibitions and screenings in countries such as Mexico, Norway, Canada, Spain, and France.
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.
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.
Dr. Allan Antliff honours Rubinoff’s work in Anarchist Studies journal
As Antliff writes: “I had the pleasure of getting to know the artist before his untimely passing, and quickly realised his views regarding art aligned with those of the American abstract expressionist movement’s anarchist founders (Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still). Like them, he sought to evoke the experience of the sublime, which he associated with a critical consciousness of our being in the world.”
Click here for a link to the Journal