Van Grimde Corps Secrets renews its activities at Malvina, its Eastern Townships venue, for a second year running!
The exhibition Malvina in the old days
Launched in 2022, the heritage exhibition Malvina in the old days illustrates in images the rich history of this enchanting site, once the heart of an ancient village at the origin of Saint-Malo’s development and now no longer in existence. A walking itinerary features photos from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, illustrating the landmarks of the former village of Malvina, most of which have now returned to the wild. This year, the exhibition also includes listening stations for exclusive interviews on the history of the site.
The exhibition Primal Body/Future Body
This brand-new exhibition includes photo and video installations, thought-provoking texts, and even a virtual reality experience. Primal Body/Future Body offers a special window on the perception of the body in the works of Van Grimde Corps Secrets, along a new, open-air itinerary specifically created to discover Malvina’s different natural environments.
Every Saturday* from August 19 to October 7, 2023, from 1 to 4 p.m.
*With the exception of September 16
Calendar of events
August 19: Exhibition opening event with guided tour, cultural outreach workshop with Sylvain Dodier from Atelier Auckland, and traditional fiddle concert – RSVP here
August 26: Exhibitions and Save the Butterflies family workshop with Lorraine Landry from Maître Jardinier**
- Participants will learn to identify the plants that make up the ecosystems that support butterflies. This workshop will also be an opportunity to start building the Malvina Great Herbarium, a project to record all the species present in the various ecosystems on the site.
September 2: Exhibitions
September 5: Special Day for Seniors
- In collaboration with CDSM and FADOQ – Club de l’Âge d’Or de Saint-Malo, Saint-Malo’s seniors will be welcomed to the Malvina site on Tuesday, September 5 for a special activity, including a guided tour of the Malvina in the old days exhibition by Mrs. Geneviève Crête.
September 9: Exhibitions and Discovering Birds family workshop with Lorraine Landry from Maître Jardinier**
- Participants will learn to identify the plants that attract different species of birds, and can contribute to the Malvina Great Herbarium. The workshop will also include the construction of nesting boxes for the whole family, with guidance and advice from the Maître Jardinier team.
September 16: Public outreach workshop, from 4 to 5:30 pm, facilitated by Sylvain Dodier as part of the Symposium Essential Connections: The Body and the Environment
*Exhibitions closed for the day
September 23: Exhibitions and Bats Are Our Friends family workshop with Lorraine Landry from Maître Jardinier**
- Participants will learn to identify ecosystems that are favorable to the beneficial presence of bats (plants, insects, land, streams), and will be able to contribute to the Malvina Great Herbarium. The workshop will also include the construction of nesting boxes for the whole family, with guidance and advice from the Maître Jardinier team.
September 30: Exhibitions and surprise activities for Journées de la culture
October 7: Exhibitions and guided tour
All activities are FREE
This programming is made possible with the support of the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund, the MRC de Coaticook, the Municipality of Saint-Malo, the Corporation de développement de Saint-Malo, and the Caisse Desjardins des Verts-Sommets de l’Estrie. Van Grimde Corps Secrets is supported in all its activities by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, and the Conseil des arts de Montréal.