VISITING AND PARK EVENTS

The Sculpture Park is open to the public for self-guided viewing or curator-guided tours from mid-July to mid-August each year. Exact opening times vary, so please check the website for the current years openings and events. In addition to openings for the general public to view the sculpture, other events and openings are held throughout the year.

Visiting the park

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 eventsThe 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 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. We encourage visitors to arrive early, reserve a spot, and then peruse the park. Washrooms will not be available during the concert.

Special Sculpture Park Landscape and Garden Tour with John McGillivray, Head Gardener
Sunday, August 8th, 10:00am-11:30am

Come join head gardener, John McGillivray, on a guided tour of the sculpture park on Sunday August 8th. We will be looking at and discussing design, the landscape, and the gardens. The 200 acre Sculpture park is located on beautiful Hornby Island, BC. Space is limited, so we highly recommended emailing curator@rubinoffsculpturepark.org to reserve your spot. The tour will start at 10:00am and will roughly run an hour and a half.

Why book a curator-led tour?

Jeffrey Rubinoff’s sculptures communicate through an abstract language of gesture, form, rhythm, and movement. For those unfamiliar with viewing abstract sculptural work, a curator-led tour can introduce you to the artist’s aesthetic and philosophical aims, as well as his intellectual context and history. Over the course of an approximately two-hour stroll, you will be given visual and aesthetic-analytical tools to help understand and enjoy the collection more deeply.

The JRSP Audio Guide App

The JRSP Audio Guide App provides several themed tours that visitors can listen to as they walk through the park. These tours discuss the broader themes of the abstract sculpture of Jeffrey Rubinoff.

To download the app:

1. Go to the App Store or Google Play Store and search for “JRSP Audio Guide”.

App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/jrsp-audio-guide/id1524233542

Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mytoursapp.android.app2566

2. Download the app onto your device,

3. Once the app is downloaded, you can download the tour (or tours) of your choice.

4. Hit “Start Tour” at the Information Centre Building and the introduction will play.

5. Begin your visit! The tour will automatically play as you move through the park.

Visiting outside public opening times

With sufficient advance notice and planning, we can open the park for individual viewing or tours outside of regular openings and pre-planned events. Permission is necessary to visit the park outside of regular openings. If you would like to propose an event or an individual tour, please contact us as far in advance as possible.

Can I use the park for an arts event?

If you would like to propose an educational event, conference, course or workshop at the Park, please do get in touch with us. There are several other regularly scheduled events throughout the year, so advance planning is crucial.

Please note that the Sculpture Park is mandated only to host events that engage with the sculpture collection, or with concerns or values expressed by Jeffrey Rubinoff.

If your event is approved, the venue is provided free of charge. No additional funding is available for such events.

We require that all events are free to attend, or by donation for a non-profit or public service cause.

Music in the park

Each year we host two public concerts during our summer opening season called Masters of Counterpoint. All the music performed employs a technique called counterpoint, which Rubinoff used extensively to compose his sculpture. For the past decade, the Borealis String Quartet has been our resident string quartet performing exquisite music by Beethoven, Haydn, Shostakovich, and Schönberg. Click here for more information on the Borealis String Quartet.

2021 Masters of Counterpoint Series August 3rd, 4th and 5th
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

2020 Masters of Counterpoint Concert Series
Postponed

2019 Masters of Counterpoint Concert Series

Sunday July 21, 2019
Borealis String Quartet concert at 12:00pm
Beethoven, String Quartet in G major, Op. 18, No. 2

Saturday July 27, 2019 
Borealis String Quartet concert at 12:00pm
Beethoven, String Quartet in F major, Op. 59, No. 1

Preparing for your visit

The exhibit covers ca. 100 acres. Self-guided visitors should plan a minimum of at least 45 minutes to see the whole park. Curator-led tours take around two hours.

The artist’s studio is open to visitors. However, as per the artist’s wishes, we recommend visiting the studio after seeing the sculptures.

The Hornby bus stops at the Sculpture Park. Please see Hornby Bus for a schedule.

Click here for frequently asked questions

 

Book a tour

Tours can be booked in advance during most public openings.

+1 778 992 1400
curator [AT] rubinoffsculpturepark.org