The Age of Union Earth Centre is based in Montreal, Canada and is the headquarters of Age of Union. The Centre also hosts environmental exhibitions and programming that reflect the mission of our team and that of like-minded folks who are determined to protect the planet’s threatened species and ecosystems.
Spring/Summer 2022 Exhibition
The Earth Centre opens its first exhibition for Spring/Summer 2022 with three exhibits on the second floor: Earth Room by Nico Fonseca and Kelly Nunes, Anthro-Obscene by Indigenous artist Adrian Stimson, and the Interactive Environmental Arcade with its first acquisition, Écosystème Alpha, by Aude Guivarc’h. Through compelling visuals, the first floor will pay homage to the incredible conservation work Age of Union is funding worldwide, including the St. Lawrence River restoration with the Nature Conservancy of Canada in Quebec, the Las Piedras Amazon Rainforest sanctuary and ranger expansion program with Junglekeepers in Peru, and the ocean waters patrol initiative with Sea Shepherd via the Age of Union namesake vessel.
Nico Fonseca + Kelly Nunes
Earth Room, a permanent interactive multimedia installation by Nico Fonseca and Kelly Nunes, explores how we relate to different facets of nature. From iron crystals to solar winds dancing through a geomagnetic field, all life forms are suspended in perfect balance in this piece. Earth Room is a space of myriad scales where visitors assume the position of earthly creatures and have their perspectives filtered through teeming vegetation, light, and sound.
Anthro-Obscene Installation 2021
Adrian A. Stimson
With three paintings made with oil paint, wood ash, and feathers on Birchwood canvas, this series represents the recent Western Canada wildfires destroying forests, communities, and the air we breathe. The installation aims to create moments in time to contemplate the impact of our actions on Earth. The underlying idea is that if we observe, listen to, and love the world around us, we can change our trajectory. In Stimson’s Blackfoot language, this piece is also called Awwasukapi, a term often used to describe something unpleasant yet subjective, alluding to the idea that good things can come out of even the most unfortunate situations.
The arcade is a wing of the Earth Centre that celebrates innovative design, technology, and creation while allowing visitors to learn about ecology and environmental sustainability. The first acquisition, Écosystème by Aude Guivarc’h, is an allegory of the state of our planet and the impact of humans on it. With a direct reference to the expression “There is no Planet B,” the installation features a 3D-printed mountain relief with projections of natural cycles, water, wind, erosion, and seasonal changes. When one gets too close and obstructs the projection — or worse, touches its surface — the artwork reacts and generates a destruction sequence illustrating the human responsibility for environmental destruction.
To submit an exhibition proposal, please send an artist statement and support images to [email protected] with EXHIBITION PROPOSAL in the e-mail subject line. We will contact you if there is a fit.
We do not rent out the centre for events.
We acknowledge that the Age of Union Earth Centre is located on unceded Indigenous lands belonging to the Kanien’kehá:ka, Haudenosaunee, and St. Lawrence Iroquoians Nations, the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather. Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present, and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal community and are thankful for the ability to create, collaborate, play, and work here.