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.

2024 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.

2024 Public openings are 9:30 am to 1:30 pm on the following days
• Guided Tours depart at 10am (some event days are excluded)
• Self-guided audio tour guides available for loan and to download

Tuesday July 16

Thursday July 18

Tuesday July 23

Thursday July 25  –   12pm Solo violin works and duets with piano
Friday July 26  –   12pm Solo violin works and duets with piano

NOTE: ADDITIONAL EVENING EVENT
Golden Hour in the Park – experience the park in a different light
Friday July 26th Fri. July 26 7:30-9:30pm
with a performance of Bach’s Chaconne

Tuesday July 30  –   Site specific Sound Art Compositions by Daniela O’Fee

Thursday Aug 1  –   Site specific Sound Art Composition by Jess Conn Potegal

Tuesday Aug 6  –   12pm Borealis String Quartet

Thursday Aug 8  –   12pm Borealis String Quartet

Tuesday Aug 13

Thursday Aug 15

DETAILS ON SPECIAL EVENTS

Please bring a blanket or folding chairs and enjoy the performance outdoors. We encourage visitors to arrive early, reserve a spot, and then peruse the park. We also encourage visitors to bring sunscreen and water. Washrooms will not be available during performances.

Solo Violin and duets with Piano
Royce Rich & Joseph Stacy
Thursday July 25  –   12:00pm
Friday Jul 26  –   12:00pm

Golden Hour in the Park
Friday July 26  –   7:30-9:30pm
8:45pm Royce Rich performs Bach’s Chaconne

Site Specific Sound Art Compositions
Daniela O’Fee
Tuesday July 30  –   11:30am Artist talk with listening sessions all day

Jess Conn-Potegal
Thursday August 1  –   11:30am Artist talk with listening sessions all day

Masters of Counterpoint Concert Series
Borealis String Quartet

Tuesday Aug 6  –   12pm
Thursday Aug 8  –   12pm

Prof. Anthony Cross - Tool, Collaborator, or Participant: On AI Art and Artistic Agency

Kate Armstrong - Provocations

Vithória Konzen Dill - Before ChatGPT n DALL-E 2: Technology in Art and The Weight of the Artist’s Hand

Peter Grauer - AI vs Vocaloid

McKaila Ferguson - The ethics of AI-generated art in museum collections

Anna O'Meara: Rubinoff - Cybernetics and Technocracy: The Situationist Critique of Abraham Moles

Dialogue on Student Presentations Day 1

Aidan Meller - Ai-Da Robot: the future of art?

Michael Tippett - Maximum Perception

Lucy SealAi-Da - AI and the Avant-Garde

Bella Jacobs - Leveraging Artificial Intelligence: An Experiment in Decolonizing Art

Sarah Roberts - Exploring Corporeality, Artificial Intelligence and Nostalgia in Live Performance

Anthony Meyers - An Aesthetic Hedonist Perspective on AI Art

Dialogue on Student Presentations Day 2

2024 Forum: Concluding Discussion

Residency Awards | Educator Study Visit Awards - Application Open

Residency Award for a Creative Work Inspired by the Sculpture Collection – ONGOING
Each year one travel and residency award with a value of $7000 CAD will co-fund the costs of travel to the park, limited residency, and production costs for a creative professional who wishes to make a creative work inspired by Rubinoff’s sculpture or thought. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and are tailored to the circumstances of the creative proposal. To inquire please email: curator AT rubinoffsculpturepark.org

Educators Study Visit and Group Travel Support Awards – Ongoing
The Park will support applications by suitably qualified educators for financial support to visit to the park with the purpose of developing a workshop plan for tailored to a group they regularly convene, teach, or host. Travel subsidies are available as well to offset the costs of travel to Hornby Island for educational groups wishing to tour the park,  study the sculpture or undertake other educational events in relation to the sculpture collection. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and are tailored to the circumstances of  the proposal. To inquire please email: curator AT rubinoffsculpturepark.org

2024 Rubinoff Post-Doctoral Award for Research in Art as A Source of Knowledge CLOSED
Aimed at early career researchers anywhere in the world, Postdoctoral Awards offer $7,000 CAD (roughly $5,100 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/understanding; digital technology and artificial intelligence; ethical/political issues; other fields of knowledge; and the sacred or numinous. To apply, download the Postdoctoral Awards 2024 Application.

RUBINOFF COLLECTION OVERVIEW

Early Works

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Series 2

Series 3

Series 4

Series 5

Series 6

Series 7

Series 8

Series 9

Early Works

Series 1

Series 2

Series 3

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Series 9