The Art and Science of Lichen: Guided Walk

Join Anishinaabe filmmaker Lisa Jackson for a unique engagement featuring her acclaimed short film Lichen, which has been reimagined as a multi-media installation at The Bentway. Through a guided walk near the Gardiner corridor with Lisa, and a local lichenologist, Troy McMullin, learn more about the making of the film, these ancient and diverse life forms and their important contributions to our urban ecologies, and how to identify them in the built environment.

Workshops are free to attend; visitors are welcome to register for one or all sessions.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE (subject to change)

  • 6:00 – 6:15pm: Registration Check-in and Workshop Intro
  • 6:15 – 6:45pm: Introduction to Lichen Presentation with Troy McMullin
  • 6:45– 7:00pm: LICHEN Film Screening with Lisa Jackson
  • 7:00 – 7:15pm: Walk to LICHEN Installation at The Bentway Skate Trail
  • 7:15 – 7:35pm: Artist Talk at LICHEN with Lisa Jackson
  • 7:35pm – 7:45pm: Brief Break (Please bring your own water and snacks. Washrooms and refillable water station available at The Bentway Skate Trail.)
  • 7:45 – 8:45pm: Lichen Walk around The Bentway area

About the Location:

  • The meeting point is at Strachan Gate at The Bentway. 
  • This workshop will take place mostly outdoors. Please dress appropriately for the weather with comfortable footwear.
  • Bring water and snacks as needed.
  • Wheelchair accessible (TBD – depending if route is barrier-free)
  • Accessible and all-gender washrooms are available at The Bentway walk starting point.