====\\DeRAIL Platform for Art + Architecture is a registered nonprofit, independent arts producer, and alternative platform for dialogue and collaboration across disciplinary, geographical, and ideological boundaries. ====\\DeRAIL commissions and produces place-specific art projects to foster new conversations about public space design. Established in 2016, we bring linear landscapes to life through contemporary art by moving beyond the walls of a traditional gallery space to offer a new experience to both citizens as participants and artists as contributors. ====\\DeRAIL is co-founded and co-curated by landscape architect Victoria Taylor (VTLA) and designer and public art curator Gelareh Saadatpajouh. With years of combined experience as designers, artists, exhibition and public art curators, these two cultural producers push the definition of public art to produce unique and creative socially-engaged/place-specific art and programs. Together with their collaborators and supporters, their vision inspires and expands the public dialogue around contemporary art, placemaking, landscape, and the experience of the outdoor spaces that we share.
Inspired by the dynamic, linear landscape of the PEC Millennium Trail, and in partnership with Tourism Industry Association Ontario, The County of Prince Edward, Noble Beast Farms and PEC Trail Committee, and media partner The Wellington Times, ====\\DeRAIL Platform for Art + Architecture presents WALKING WITH THUNDER by Conrad Beaubien, and JOIN OUR HERD! by The Department of Illumination. Through the changing seasons from October 2020 to May 2021, we step out onto the western section of this 46Km trail, carved out of this landscape in the early 1800s to link farmers to larger markets. Follow the storytelling on Instagram and Facebook as it unfolds over the next seven months. Or, see you on the trail!!See The Work
Western section around Consecon, ON.
October 2020 – May 2021Browse Artists