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The Jeffrey Rubinoff Sculpture Park – Sculpture Park Landscape & Garden Tour
August 8, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 amFree
Special Sculpture Park Landscape and Garden Tour with John McGillivray, Head Gardener
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot. The tour will start at 10:00am and will roughly run an hour and a half.
Sunday, August 8th
First opened to the public in 2008, the park is situated on a farm purchased by Rubinoff in 1973 for the purpose of the creation and storage of his work. Rubinoff repurposed its barn, originally built in 1889, into a fabrication and casting studio, and worked there from 1980 until his death in 2017.
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.
Preparing for your visit
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.
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.