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.
2020 Rubinoff Post-Doctoral Awardee Named
The Jeffrey Rubinoff Sculpture Park is delighted to announce that Dr. Lucy Whelan has been named as the 2020 Rubinoff Post-Doctoral Awardee. Dr Lucy Whelan is an Honorary Fellow at Durham University. She was previously an Alfred Toepfer Stiftung Scholar at the Humboldt University in Berlin, following her doctorate at Oxford University that she completed in 2018. 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. Her first book project explores some of these questions in relation to the modern artist Pierre Bonnard, and she is also beginning a new project that examines European modern art from an ecological perspective.
2020 Park Openings Dates
PLEASE NOTE: Due to provincial health guidelines, all sculpture park facilities and services may not be available. Please call ahead to confirm the availability of interpretive centre washrooms, concert seating, and curator-led tours during our openings. Concerts may be rebooked provincial health guidelines cannot reasonably be assured.
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.
2020 Public openings are 9:30 am to 1:30 pm on the following days:
Tuesday, July 14
Thursday, July 16
Tuesday, July 21
Thursday, July 23
Tuesday, July 28
Thursday, July 30
Tuesday, August 4
Thursday, August 6
Sunday, August 9 (feat. Borealis String Quartet concert at 12:30pm)
Tuesday, August 11
Thursday, August 13
Saturday, August 15 (feat. Borealis String Quartet concert at 12:30pm)
Sunday, August 11, 2020 – 12:30PM
Borealis String Quartet performing
Beethoven, Grosse Fugue Op. 133
Beethoven, String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95 (Serioso) Movements 1 & 2
Saturday, August 15, 2020 – 12:30PM
Borealis String Quartet performing
Beethoven, String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4
The Borealis String Quartet concerts are part of our ongoing Masters of Counterpoint series. The selected music features the use of counterpoint, a compositional technique used by Rubinoff extensively in his sculptures.
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.
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 2020 Rubinoff Awards
The 2020 Postdoctoral Award competition is open with the application deadline is Friday 31 January 2020. See our awards page for more information.