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 The ruins of the polar bear pit of Downs' Zoological Gardens, documented in Halifax, Spring 2015.

The ruins of the polar bear pit of Downs' Zoological Gardens, documented in Halifax, Spring 2015.

   The Cartographical Situation of Downs Zoological Gardens  , Watercolor and gouache on paper, 22" x 23", gouache on paper, 2016

The Cartographical Situation of Downs Zoological Gardens, Watercolor and gouache on paper, 22" x 23", gouache on paper, 2016

    Portrait of Andrew Downs, world-renowned naturalist and proprietor of Downs’ Zoological Gardens (1811— 1892) , pencil and gouache on paper, 22" x 33", 2016

Portrait of Andrew Downs, world-renowned naturalist and proprietor of Downs’ Zoological Gardens (1811— 1892), pencil and gouache on paper, 22" x 33", 2016

   The Memorialist   Installation at the Owens Art Gallery, Sackville NB, November— December 2016

The Memorialist Installation at the Owens Art Gallery, Sackville NB, November— December 2016

   Diorama of the Gardens; a reconstruction of Downs' Zoological Gardens,   hand-coloured and cut etchings, coloured pencil drawings, and birch base. 14 feet long, 2016. Installed at the Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB  This diorama is based on written accounts of Andrew Downs' Zoological Gardens, visits to historic zoos that Downs researched, and hours spent on site at the former grounds, as they appear today.

Diorama of the Gardens; a reconstruction of Downs' Zoological Gardens, hand-coloured and cut etchings, coloured pencil drawings, and birch base. 14 feet long, 2016. Installed at the Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB

This diorama is based on written accounts of Andrew Downs' Zoological Gardens, visits to historic zoos that Downs researched, and hours spent on site at the former grounds, as they appear today.

   Diorama of the Gardens; a reconstruction of Downs' Zoological Gardens,   hand-coloured and cut etchings, coloured pencil drawings, and birch base. 14 feet long, 2016. Installed at the Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB

Diorama of the Gardens; a reconstruction of Downs' Zoological Gardens, hand-coloured and cut etchings, coloured pencil drawings, and birch base. 14 feet long, 2016. Installed at the Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB

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   Diorama of the Gardens; a reconstruction of Downs' Zoological Gardens,   detail,     hand-coloured and cut etchings, coloured pencil drawings, and birch base. 14 feet long, 2016. Installed at the Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB

Diorama of the Gardens; a reconstruction of Downs' Zoological Gardens, detail, hand-coloured and cut etchings, coloured pencil drawings, and birch base. 14 feet long, 2016. Installed at the Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB

   Diorama of the Gardens; a reconstruction of Downs' Zoological Gardens,   detail,     hand-coloured and cut etchings, coloured pencil drawings, and birch base. 14 feet long, 2016. Installed at the Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB

Diorama of the Gardens; a reconstruction of Downs' Zoological Gardens, detail, hand-coloured and cut etchings, coloured pencil drawings, and birch base. 14 feet long, 2016. Installed at the Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB

   Diorama of the Gardens; a reconstruction of Downs' Zoological Gardens,   detail,     hand-coloured and cut etchings, coloured pencil drawings, and birch base. 14 feet long, 2016. Installed at the Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB

Diorama of the Gardens; a reconstruction of Downs' Zoological Gardens, detail, hand-coloured and cut etchings, coloured pencil drawings, and birch base. 14 feet long, 2016. Installed at the Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB

   Diorama of the Gardens; a reconstruction of Downs' Zoological Gardens,   detail,     hand-coloured and cut etchings, coloured pencil drawings, and birch base. 14 feet long, 2016. Installed at the Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB

Diorama of the Gardens; a reconstruction of Downs' Zoological Gardens, detail, hand-coloured and cut etchings, coloured pencil drawings, and birch base. 14 feet long, 2016. Installed at the Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB

   The Memorialist   Installation at the Owens Art Gallery, Sackville NB, November— December 2016

The Memorialist Installation at the Owens Art Gallery, Sackville NB, November— December 2016

  White glove dropped by The Prince of Wales during his visit to the gardens in 1860. Retrieved by Andrew Downs, the glove was displayed inside the  Glass House  until the zoo closed in 1868. (Collection of the Nova Scotia Museum)

White glove dropped by The Prince of Wales during his visit to the gardens in 1860. Retrieved by Andrew Downs, the glove was displayed inside the Glass House until the zoo closed in 1868. (Collection of the Nova Scotia Museum)

 Stone monument (adorned with flowers) erected in the 1950's, marking the original entrance to Downs' Zoological Gardens on Joseph Howe Drive, Halifax, NS.

Stone monument (adorned with flowers) erected in the 1950's, marking the original entrance to Downs' Zoological Gardens on Joseph Howe Drive, Halifax, NS.

 coloured pencil and pencil on paper, 7" x 3.5", 2015

coloured pencil and pencil on paper, 7" x 3.5", 2015

   The Glass House  , The only photograph known to exist of Downs’ Zoological Gardens. The proprietor himself perches in front of the Glass House (the zoo’s aviary) in the 1860's.  (Presented with permission from the Nova Scotia Provincial Archives)

The Glass House, The only photograph known to exist of Downs’ Zoological Gardens. The proprietor himself perches in front of the Glass House (the zoo’s aviary) in the 1860's.

(Presented with permission from the Nova Scotia Provincial Archives)

The Memorialist

A selection of short clips from a longer video intended for gallery installation. Visit https://vimeo.com/205831169 for more information.

MemorialistWesbiteText.jpg
 The ruins of the polar bear pit of Downs' Zoological Gardens, documented in Halifax, Spring 2015.
   The Cartographical Situation of Downs Zoological Gardens  , Watercolor and gouache on paper, 22" x 23", gouache on paper, 2016
    Portrait of Andrew Downs, world-renowned naturalist and proprietor of Downs’ Zoological Gardens (1811— 1892) , pencil and gouache on paper, 22" x 33", 2016
   The Memorialist   Installation at the Owens Art Gallery, Sackville NB, November— December 2016
   Diorama of the Gardens; a reconstruction of Downs' Zoological Gardens,   hand-coloured and cut etchings, coloured pencil drawings, and birch base. 14 feet long, 2016. Installed at the Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB  This diorama is based on written accounts of Andrew Downs' Zoological Gardens, visits to historic zoos that Downs researched, and hours spent on site at the former grounds, as they appear today.
   Diorama of the Gardens; a reconstruction of Downs' Zoological Gardens,   hand-coloured and cut etchings, coloured pencil drawings, and birch base. 14 feet long, 2016. Installed at the Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB
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   Diorama of the Gardens; a reconstruction of Downs' Zoological Gardens,   detail,     hand-coloured and cut etchings, coloured pencil drawings, and birch base. 14 feet long, 2016. Installed at the Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB
   Diorama of the Gardens; a reconstruction of Downs' Zoological Gardens,   detail,     hand-coloured and cut etchings, coloured pencil drawings, and birch base. 14 feet long, 2016. Installed at the Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB
   Diorama of the Gardens; a reconstruction of Downs' Zoological Gardens,   detail,     hand-coloured and cut etchings, coloured pencil drawings, and birch base. 14 feet long, 2016. Installed at the Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB
   Diorama of the Gardens; a reconstruction of Downs' Zoological Gardens,   detail,     hand-coloured and cut etchings, coloured pencil drawings, and birch base. 14 feet long, 2016. Installed at the Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB
   The Memorialist   Installation at the Owens Art Gallery, Sackville NB, November— December 2016
  White glove dropped by The Prince of Wales during his visit to the gardens in 1860. Retrieved by Andrew Downs, the glove was displayed inside the  Glass House  until the zoo closed in 1868. (Collection of the Nova Scotia Museum)
 Stone monument (adorned with flowers) erected in the 1950's, marking the original entrance to Downs' Zoological Gardens on Joseph Howe Drive, Halifax, NS.
 coloured pencil and pencil on paper, 7" x 3.5", 2015
   The Glass House  , The only photograph known to exist of Downs’ Zoological Gardens. The proprietor himself perches in front of the Glass House (the zoo’s aviary) in the 1860's.  (Presented with permission from the Nova Scotia Provincial Archives)
The Memorialist

The ruins of the polar bear pit of Downs' Zoological Gardens, documented in Halifax, Spring 2015.

The Cartographical Situation of Downs Zoological Gardens, Watercolor and gouache on paper, 22" x 23", gouache on paper, 2016

Portrait of Andrew Downs, world-renowned naturalist and proprietor of Downs’ Zoological Gardens (1811— 1892), pencil and gouache on paper, 22" x 33", 2016

The Memorialist Installation at the Owens Art Gallery, Sackville NB, November— December 2016

Diorama of the Gardens; a reconstruction of Downs' Zoological Gardens, hand-coloured and cut etchings, coloured pencil drawings, and birch base. 14 feet long, 2016. Installed at the Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB

This diorama is based on written accounts of Andrew Downs' Zoological Gardens, visits to historic zoos that Downs researched, and hours spent on site at the former grounds, as they appear today.

Diorama of the Gardens; a reconstruction of Downs' Zoological Gardens, hand-coloured and cut etchings, coloured pencil drawings, and birch base. 14 feet long, 2016. Installed at the Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB

Diorama of the Gardens; a reconstruction of Downs' Zoological Gardens, detail, hand-coloured and cut etchings, coloured pencil drawings, and birch base. 14 feet long, 2016. Installed at the Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB

Diorama of the Gardens; a reconstruction of Downs' Zoological Gardens, detail, hand-coloured and cut etchings, coloured pencil drawings, and birch base. 14 feet long, 2016. Installed at the Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB

Diorama of the Gardens; a reconstruction of Downs' Zoological Gardens, detail, hand-coloured and cut etchings, coloured pencil drawings, and birch base. 14 feet long, 2016. Installed at the Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB

Diorama of the Gardens; a reconstruction of Downs' Zoological Gardens, detail, hand-coloured and cut etchings, coloured pencil drawings, and birch base. 14 feet long, 2016. Installed at the Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB

The Memorialist Installation at the Owens Art Gallery, Sackville NB, November— December 2016

White glove dropped by The Prince of Wales during his visit to the gardens in 1860. Retrieved by Andrew Downs, the glove was displayed inside the Glass House until the zoo closed in 1868. (Collection of the Nova Scotia Museum)

Stone monument (adorned with flowers) erected in the 1950's, marking the original entrance to Downs' Zoological Gardens on Joseph Howe Drive, Halifax, NS.

coloured pencil and pencil on paper, 7" x 3.5", 2015

The Glass House, The only photograph known to exist of Downs’ Zoological Gardens. The proprietor himself perches in front of the Glass House (the zoo’s aviary) in the 1860's.

(Presented with permission from the Nova Scotia Provincial Archives)

The Memorialist

A selection of short clips from a longer video intended for gallery installation. Visit https://vimeo.com/205831169 for more information.

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