The unveiling plus a look at the first archival community photo selected to be installed on a Base31 building
It’s official – Base31 has installed the seven pieces of art that were chosen to explore the theme of Natures Aviators.
Base31 commissioned a series of artworks that meaningfully explore the theme of Nature’s Aviators: who and what they are, what roles they play, how they navigate in three dimensions, and what symbolic importance they hold.
Over the past century, Base31 played an important role in the nation’s history, first as an air training base, and in the decades since as a hub for local flying clubs and aviation lovers. And yet, the location of the site in a region home to more than 300 bird species reminds us that aviation is not just a human endeavour. Birds, butterflies, bees and a cornucopia of winged insects do the work of pollination, nutrification, seed dispersal and many other functions that keep our ecosystem healthy and contribute to the agricultural vitality of Prince Edward County.
Without them, we may never have learned how to take to the skies ourselves. In reverence of all things that fly, we invited artists to help us explore the theme of “Nature’s Aviators” and announced the chosen artists for this unveiling.
The artworks are installed on the former Officer’s Quarters building and were unveiled to the public during our Community Open House on Saturday, July 9th.
Congratulations to the seven artists who were chosen, here are their works: