Exhibitions at Cedar Hill Recreation and Arts Centre

Date & Time: April 3, 2024 (7:00 am) - April 28, 2024 (8:00 pm)

Category: Saanich Community Events (See all events in this category)

Main Gallery

Solo Art Exhibit with Amy Frank
The Wisdom of Wonderland
April 3 – April 28, 2024

About the Artwork:

‘The Wisdom of Wonderland’, will take you through the raw transformation of my art portfolio to date.From honing realism in my youth, to my work shifting into surrealism in my teens as my substance use increased and my mental health deteriorated, all the way until today. 


This show is not just about my journey—it's an invitation to start a conversation. My story is one of resilience, personal empowerment, and hope, evocatively showcased by both my visual and written works. Seeing the crisis we are facing in BC, I feel these conversations are needed now more than ever.

This show has been rated PG-13 due to it containing artworks and poetry of a sensitive nature, including references to drugs, alcohol, addiction, and mental illness, which may be difficult for some viewers.

About the Artist:

I work as a visual artist (fine art and illustration), writer, poet, mental health advocate, and public speaker out of my hometown, Victoria, BC, Canada.

For most of my life, I struggled with what I called ‘the darkness’. In 2004, at the age of 18, I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. At that time, I was in the midst of a heavy struggle with self harm, suicidal ideation, psychosis, and substance misuse.
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Exhibit Events:

Opening Reception: April 6. 2024 from 6:00 to 8:00pm. In Gallery

Free Public Talk: April 21. 2024 at 12:00pm in the Multipurpose Room at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre Registration Required at The Art of Mental Wellness: Unveiling the Wisdom of Wonderland Tickets, Sunday, April 14, 2024 at 12:00 PM

Artist in Attendance:

Thursday, April 4, 2024 from 2:00 to 4:00pm
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 from 6:00 to 8:00pm
Saturday, April 13, 2024 from 2:00 to 4:00pm
Sunday, April 14, 2024 (after talk) 1:30 to 3:30pm
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 from 3:00 to 5:00pm
Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Sunday, April 21, 2024 1:30-2:30pm
Tuesday, April 23, 2024 from 6:00 to 8:00pm
Saturday, April 27, 2024 from 2:00 to 4:00pm
Sunday, April 28, 2024 from 10:00am to 12:00pm


Cedar Hill Facility Hours

Accessibility: Accessible washrooms, Wheelchair access, Designated handyDART loading zone and disabled parking stalls. 

For inquiries related to exhibitions, please contact Shantael Sleight at shantael.sleight@saanich.ca 778-584-3756.