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The 50 hectare Jeffrey Rubinoff Sculpture Park is home to over 100 of Jeffrey Rubinoff's sculptures in 9 series. Rubinoff perceives the purpose of the work is "to extend the ancient narrative of art and consequently rekindle the historical spirit of modernism. In addition to viewing the work, which includes the Sculpture Park itself, the goal is to revive the interdisciplinary creative impetus of early modernism and to attain the understanding of art as a serious and credible source of special insight for the evolution of ideas". The ongoing forum for dialogue that starts with the insights evolved with and from Jeffrey Rubinoff's work is intended for both artists and non-artists. It is for those seriously interested in the ongoing progressive contentions of modernity. The Sculpture Park maintains that modernism was a necessary outcome of modernity; that post-modernism has run its course, and that artists must regain their role at the center of this new reality.
"Art is an act of will in accord with a mature conscience" - Jeffrey Rubinoff

Postdoctoral, Essay and Guest Curatorship Awardees named

In 2018 the JRSP inaugurated a permanent new awards programme to 'advance the understanding and appreciation of art as a source of knowledge, and to raise awareness of the art of Jeffrey Rubinoff'. 2018 JRSP Postdoctoral Award-holder Dr. Lieke Wijnia lectures Art History at University College Tilburg and is a research fellow of the Center for Religion and Heritage at the University of Groningen. In 2016 she defended her PhD research, on perceptions of the sacred at Festival Musica Sacra Maastricht, cum laude at Tilburg University. Her research explores the relationship between modern art and religious heritage, with a particular focus on the work of Piet Mondrian.

2018 JRSP Essay Award Winner Amanda Balter has just graduated with summa cum laude from Rocky Mountain College, Montana, where she majored in Philosophy & Religious Thought. She is also an Administrative Assistant at Vision Beyond Borders. In the future, she hopes to pursue graduate study in the liberal arts.

2018 JRSP Guest Curator Danielle Ruderman is a fourth year art history and history major graduating from Queen's University in spring 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts Honours. Throughout her time at Queen's she has explored projects in sculptural materiality, Gothic revival, and the visual arts. Art and arts education have played an important and central role in her life, resulting in her interest in the Jeffrey Rubinoff Sculpture Park and the significance it places on art as a key source of knowledge. ...FOR MORE INFORMATION

Cambridge Art Historian, Dr. James Fox, publishes The Art of Jeffrey Rubinoff
Jeffrey Rubinoff is one of the great sculptors in steel of the second half of the twentieth century. In the 1970s and '80s he exhibited widely in the United States and Canada alongside Anthony Caro, Mark di Suvero and George Rickey, among others. However, in the early 2000s Rubinoff withdrew from the art world altogether and concentrated on creating an extraordinary sculpture park on Hornby Island. This book is the first major account of his remarkable career.
The Art of Jeffrey Rubinoff considers Rubinoff's life, work and ideas from a variety of perspectives. ...FOR MORE INFORMATION

Globe and Mail arts columnist Marsha Lederman's article Inside Jeffrey Rubinoff's studio and mind
The Jeffrey Rubinoff Sculpture Park is a trip - and I don't mean the three ferries it takes to get here from Vancouver. ... On the day I visited, heavy clouds created a roof (and pelting rain a challenge). Gumboots were offered as we navigated prolific deer poop and plots of deep, thick mud. The reward - an outdoor art experience with more than 100 sculptures and one fascinating backstory: a Canadian who was emerging as a major North American sculptor in the 1980s but left it behind for a quiet, prolific life on a remote Gulf Island, far away from the art market. ...FOR MORE INFORMATION

Endowment of Jeffrey Rubinoff Scholarship in Art as a Source of Knowledge at University of Victoria
In 2016, sculptor Jeffrey Rubinoff established an endowment in the University of Victoria's Art History and Visual Studies department for a recurring four-year PhD fellowship in the field of Art as a Source of Knowledge. The awardees, who will be known as "Rubinoff Scholars in Art as a Source of Knowledge," are selected for the excellence of their research in an area of modern and contemporary art history with a focus on the visual arts. "My own sculptural work is completely dedicated to art history," says Rubinoff. "Original ideas grow out of original work, which led me to see art as a source of knowledge." ...FOR MORE INFORMATION