Evolution art exhibit at the University of Guelph – October 9 to 30

Like many institutions, the University of Guelph is hosting a series of events in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of the Origin of Species. Two of them, a teachers’ workshop and the Yodzis Colloquium, have already run, but there is another coming up that I am pleased to announce.

This View of Life: Evolutionary Art for the Year of Darwin
University of Guelph and Ed Video
Oct. 9 – 30
Reception Oct. 16, 5:00-7:00pm Science Complex Atrium
Admission is free

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‘This View of Life’ showcases the melding of artistic and scientific disciplines in this year of celebration for Charles Darwin. This group exhibition presents recent work from contemporary Canadian artists and features several collaborative projects created with scientists from the University of Guelph.

The investigation of evolutionary theory is not limited to the lab, field or fossil bed. Darwinian theory, after a century and a half, continues to inspire creativity which perpetuates the evolution of these ideas in their own right. Forms of expression can be compared to instruments of observation, magnifying some aspects of evolution while masking or distorting others. Presented by the University of Guelph and Ed Video, these exhibits offer unique perspectives into the nature and scope of biological novelty, organic variation, and evolving life forms.

The reception will feature artwork, biological specimens, and presentations by project participants. Artwork will also be exhibited at the Ed Video Gallery and at various locations on campus for the duration of the show.


  • Mat Brown
  • Jefferson Campbell-Cooper
  • Alison Judd
  • Christy Langer
  • Jean Maddison
  • Allyson Mitchell
  • Jenn E Norton
  • Prof. Burnaby Q. Orbax
  • Kelly Richardson
  • Stephen Wicks

Sponsored by :

  • College of Arts
  • College of Biological Sciences
  • Department of Integrative Biology
  • Department of History
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Ed Video
  • School of Fine Arts and Music
  • School of Environmental Sciences

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