Making Windows Bird Safe


Sat Apr 27 2024 at 02:00 pm to 04:00 pm


Art Gallery of Mississauga | Mississauga, ON

Artist Iris Häussler will teach us how to design and create beautiful, effective decor and patterns on glass that prevent bird-collisions.
About this Event

Artist Iris Häussler will teach participants to design and create beautiful, effective décor and patterns on glass that prevent bird collisions on windows and glass railings. Participants will be designing and applying vinyl patterns, exploring ways to treat windows individually with drawings or calligraphy using oil sharpies, learning about more DIY designs using string, fabric, and wax crayons and more. All materials will be provided.

This special program is produced in alignment with Sara Angelucci's Undergrowth exhibition, on view at the Art Gallery of Mississauga from April 20 to July 7, 2024. It aims to bring awareness to vulnerable bird populations and take action to protect them.

The Art Gallery of Mississauga would like to thank RAMA Gaming House Mississauga and Charitable Gaming, Community Good for financially supporting, this program.

Sara Angelucci transforms found photographs and creates images exposing the cultural and historical conditions outside the image frame, bringing attention to the social forces that generate the language of photography.

Undergrowth brings together several bodies of work produced over the last decade that examine the ways in which photographic practices have contributed to the divide between humans and nature. This direction finds its impetus in her series Aviary (2013), which morphs images of extinct or endangered birds with found Victorian cartes-de-visite portraits to form strange, hybrid creatures. These works, alongside series such as Arboretum (2016) and the sculptural installation Sightings (Ivory-Billed Woodpecker) (2015), consider the implications of the historical Western impulse to capture and classify nature.

Angelucci’s most recent works are grounded in environmental engagement, investigating local plant species and the vulnerable habitats we disturb. Nocturnal Botanical Ontario (2019–ongoing) highlights the intricate webs of native, introduced, and invasive plant species in our immediate proximity, while her video Ghost Orchard (2022) captures the overrun growth of an abandoned orchard just before impending plans for urban redevelopment will cause its disappearance.

Throughout these interconnected projects, Angelucci offers thoughtful and intimate acts of attention that evolve from a place of reverence and respect, as she seeks to examine and reconcile our relationship with the natural world.

Undergrowth is co-presented by the Art Gallery of Mississauga, the Art Gallery of Sudbury, the Varley Art Gallery of Markham, and the Tom Thomson Art Gallery.

The artist would like to thank the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts for their support of work included in this exhibition.

Funding for the Art Gallery of Mississauga is provided by the City of Mississauga, the Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, TD Bank Group, Rama Gaming House, and Charitable Gaming Community Good.

Undergrowth is part of the CONTACT Photography Festival.

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Art Gallery of Mississauga, 300 City Centre Dr, Mississauga, Canada

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