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 & 1pm Concert – See below for Details
Wednesday August 4 — 12pm & 1pm Concert – See below for Details
Thursday August 5 — 12pm & 1pm 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 12pm and 1pm 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
• Grosse Fugue Op. 133
Please bring a blanket or folding chairs and enjoy the performance outdoors in our amphitheater. 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. Social distancing is in effect, and outdoor seating will be limited to 50 for each performance.
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.
2021 Assistant Curator Summer Student Job
The Assistant Curator helps the Jeffrey Rubinoff Sculpture Park Curator and Manager to:
- Research, write and produce interpretive materials, exhibits, and tools related to the sculpture collection;
- Educate the visitors and the public on the work and ideas of the sculptor;
- Create a contact database and e-newsletter;
- Provide information directly to park visitors, learn to do tours, supervise park safety attendants, host special events;
- Organize, update, and maintain archives;
- Distribute publications;
- Update website and other sites with online;
- Host ad-hoc or specifically scheduled park visits;
The position is 8 weeks 32 hours per week. Preference is given for candidates with permanent or seasonal residence on Hornby or Denman Island.
An academic background in the field of fine art, museum studies, education, or communication is an asset.
Must be current or returning student.
Deadline May 2, 2021
To apply please email firstname.lastname@example.org a few sentences about yourself and why you are interested in the job. Please also attach a resume.
NOTE: Partial funding for this position provided by the Government of Canada, Canada Summer Jobs Program.
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.