The Jackson Creek Project
Celebrate and explore Jackson Creek through the eyes of artists creating new works on the lawn, in the creek, in the woods and along the shores. With dance, music, installations, photography, and more.
Weaving Our Stories Workshop
Saturday, Sept 19th, 1pm – 3pm at Hamilton Park, 575 Bonnacord.
As Jackson Creek weaves through the city of Peterborough, giving life and shape to our city, so too our stories, influenced by this waterway, weave together to make us a community. Using poetry, meditation, and conversation, in this workshop led by Deb Reynolds and Jovanna Soligo, we will explore what it means to be living in this place by the water. Together we will create a new community story that is both personal and universal. You are welcome to join us as we share the story at a Community Ceremony the following day (for details see Sunday in the Park). PWYC from $0 – $10! To register email firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for more info.
Walking History Tour of Jackson Creek
Sunday Sept. 20, Noon. Meet at Fleming Park (Brock and Aylmer Sts.)
Join Otonabee Conservation staff for a stroll along Jackson Creek to learn about the natural and cultural history of this watercourse including its industrial past and current condition. The walk will begin at Fleming Park and will follow the path of Jackson Creek to Sherbrooke Street. Duration approx 1 hour. Accessible and suitable for all ages.
Sponsored by the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority
Sunday in the Park
Sunday, Sept 20, 2-4pm at Hamilton Park, 575 Bonnacord – adjacent to Jackson Park. For a complete program of Sunday in the Park click here.
Enjoy an afternoon in the park as new artworks unfurl on the lawns, through the woods and in the creek. Dance performance with The Fossils of Jackson Creek by Bill James; Stone Soup, an installation/performance by Jessica Rowland; live music with The Ancient Airs Players, Cirkus Quartet, The Hiscox, Mettler / Molnar / Pedersen / Bedoukian and Leigh Macdonald; nature creations with Shelley King, Poetry Gifting with Daphne Molson, Weaving Our Stories at the Water’s Edge – A Community Ceremony with Deb Reynolds & Jovanna Soligo.
Uncovering an Ecological Relic
On view at 171 King St. by Jackson Creek. Throughout Artsweek.
Lett Architects seek to discover the potential of an exposed Jackson Creek in downtown Peterborough through a sculptural installation, as well as a series of perspective vignettes.
Photographic and Video Projections
Watch for these photographic and video projections appearing on the exterior walls of downtown buildings throughout Artsweek.
Going Down to Jackson or The Rubber Boot Project by Esther Vincent, celebrates Jackson Creek and its place in our community. This photo essay features photos of people from all over Peterborough wearing rubber boots and standing in their favourite part of the Creek.
Lost and Found in Jackson Creek. Filmmaker Lester Alfonso and daughter Georgia walked the entire distance of Jackson Creek, cataloguing all the man-made objects they could find. This short film tells the story of their trip up the creek and the stuff they found along the way. Thanks to Angel Hamilton and Media Arts Peterborough for their support of this project.