Grow Op Exhibition - Urbanism, Landscape, Contemporary Art

Weather-based installations are taking over the Gladstone Hotel at the annual Grow-Op Exhibition!

Grow Op transforms the Gladstone Hotel’s galleries with 30+ immersive installations that take on this year’s theme, weather!

Discussing the weather has long been a Canadian obsession, but the subject has taken on more urgency as the conversation about climate change gains international attention. How does weather affect our lives now? What changes will it bring in the future? How do we respond to the beauty and spectacle of weather, as well as its force and power?

You’re invited to engage in this important conversation through art at Grow Op 2020!

Artists, designers and educators are creating immersive installations that explore weather, from celebrations of the many phenomena of the skies to reflections on the anxiety of climate change.

Plus, this year’s show will feature an ‘Ask A Meteorologist” booth! Bring your curiosity and learn all about weather with Dave Broadhurst.


Thurs March 12: 7pm –10pm (Opening Reception)

Fri March 13: 11am–9pm

Sat March 14: 10am–9pm

Sun March 15: 10am–5pm


General admission $10

Family of 4 $25 (1 or 2 adults and 2 or 3 children age 12 and under)

Students $5 with student ID

School groups Free (sponsored by Victoria Taylor Landscape Architect. Advance booking. Contact


Ask a Meteorologist

What’s the difference between a cirrus and a cumulonimbus cloud? Why do tornadoes only happen in certain parts of the world? Can thunder happen without lightning? Dave Broadhurst, a (retired) meteorologist answers your questions about Canadians’ favourite topic: the weather! Whether you're a serious amateur weather observer, or if you'd just like to learn some fun facts about what happens in the skies, Dave is ready to chat and share his experience.


Thursday March 12, 7-10pm

Saturday March 14, 11am-5pm

Sunday March 15, 11am-5pm

Workshop: How Not to Kill Your Houseplants

Do you love houseplants, but can’t seem to keep them alive? This workshop, led by Jenny Morris of plantbaby studio will help you turn your black thumbs into green thumbs. Get ready to take your plant parenthood to the next level by understanding light, water and soil requirements for popular houseplants and how to identify and select the best plants for your home.

Advance registration required. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door.

Sunday March 14


Gladstone Ballroom

Grow Op 2020 Curators: Kendra Ainsworth with Lee Petrie (Gladstone Exhibitions Director)


The Bellwethers, Bruno Billio, Maxwell Burnstein, Hannah Busse, Carolina Delgado-Duruflé and Carlos Conde, Julie Gladstone, Kaida Kobylka and Maya Candler, Dennis Lin, Michael Little and Nicole Little, Kirstie McCallum, Adrienne Matheuszik and Lingxiang Wu, Liz Menard, No.9, Harold Sikkema, Jessica Winton


Grow Op Exhibition - Urbanism, Landscape, Contemporary Art

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