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Gladstone Hotel: Grow Op 2019

17 April 2019 - 21 April 2019

Grow Op is not your typical art show. This four-day festival will transform the hotel’s second and third floors with 30+ immersive installations that take on urbanism, environmental sustainability, landscape design and contemporary art. Each year the Gladstone invites diverse projects from collaborative teams, collectives and individuals that respond to landscape, species and habitat through installation, sculpture, performance, digital media and more to create a provocative experiential exhibition. Think Allan Gardens meets Come Up to My Room! Founded by Victoria Taylor, Landscape Architect, the exhibition will celebrate it's sixth anniversary in April 2018.

The 2019 edition of Grow Op addresses the theme of ENERGY: clean energy, dirty energy, social energy, positive energy, negative energy, climate energy, embodied energy, resilient energy. Do we hoard, waste, commodify, burn it, or do we store, reuse, renew it? How humans and other species live within and without natural systems of growth, change, abundance, scarcity, decay and life. The exhibition coincides with the hotel’s official announcement of a partnership with Bullfrog Power to commit to 100% renewable energy hotel-wide. The exhibition features adjacent events including a Clothing Swap, Repair Cafe, Artist Talk and Nature Walk! Tickets to the exhibit are $10, although certain events are free to attend.

Exhibition Hours:

Wednesday, April 17: 7 PM - 9 PM
Thursday, April 18: 11 AM - 10 PM | Exhibition Party 7 PM - 10 PM
Friday, April 19: 11 AM - 9 PM
Saturday, April 20: 11 AM - 9 PM
Sunday, April 21: 11 AM - 5 PM

Grow Op 2019 Events

  • Harvest Wednesdays Launch: Wed April 17, 6-8pm
  • Grow Op Exhibition Party: Thurs April 18, 7-10pm
  • Grow Op Clothing Swap and Repair Café: Sat April 19, 12 noon-3pm
  • Grow Op Artist Talk: Sun April 21, 12noon
  • Grow Op Bird Walk: Sun April 21, 1pm