Nocturnal: Disrupting Wild Echoes

Photo by Stephen Hawkins

Exhibiting artist Sarah Ronald will be giving a tour of her exhibition, Disrupting Wild Echoes, starting at 6:00 pm. Sarah will talk about the inspiration and creation of the work for this exhibition, discuss her engagement project Messages from Mega Fauna, and answer questions from attendees along the way.

Then, at 7:45 pm, Sarah will be outside projecting the latest rendition of her hand-drawn animation Encounter until 8:00 pm. The original animation, which can be seen within the exhibition, is of three coyotes coming and going from the nighttime scene. In her latest version, the coyotes are joined by a cougar, a raccoon, and a family of black bears. This ongoing project will continue to evolve to include more and more west coast wildlife.

Artist Biography:

Photo by Stephen Hawkins

Sarah Ronald is a Canadian artist living in Port Coquitlam BC, Canada.

Ronald’s diverse upbringing in the rural Okanagan shaped her future as a conservation-minded animal artist and aspiring creative writer. After graduating from the Okanagan University College with her BFA, Ronald relocated to the lower mainland of BC, eventually settling in Port Coquitlam where she now creates out of her home studio.

Always pushing her practice to new levels, in 2020 Ronald started creating hand-drawn animations of wildlife, and in 2021 she began projecting her animations in outdoor spaces as a way to encounter her animated animals ‘in the wild’.

A drawer at heart, Ronald has recently started to include site-specific installation art in her practice.  Ronald sees installation art and projected animation becoming a significant aspect of her practice, as her aim is to present wildlife and climate concerns beyond traditional art spaces.

Please visit Sarah’s Instagram and website for more information.


5:00 pm: Doors open with admission by donation
6:00 pm: Exhibition tour with artist Sarah Ronald and Q&A session
7:00 pm: Half-Hour Collections Highlight Tour
7:45 pm: Outside projecting of the latest rendition of Sarah’s hand-drawn animation Encounter
8:30 pm: Closing