Weather Watching: Ocean Prayers and Provocations

Weather Watching is a project by visual artist Erica Grimm in collaboration with acclaimed sound artist Sheinagh Anderson and artist/arborist Tracie Stewart.

The installation and experimental soundscape draws analogies between human bodies and the global oceanic body of water. We are metaphorically skin boats sustained by, and inseparable from, a changing global ocean. This exhibition calls attention to the life-sustaining connections between the precariously balanced chemistry of the ocean and the human body.

This exhibition includes coracle (boat) prototypes, that lay the groundwork for the team’s final installation at The Reach Gallery Museum. In addition, the show includes an eco-acoustic soundscape, and a large collection of water samples  from ocean and embodied water and water conflict zones. We are privileged to share this exhibition on the shores of the Salish Sea, giving further emphasis to the artists’ message.

This exhibition runs concurrently as a satellite exhibition to Salt Water and Skin Boats at The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford. We encourage you to take in both shows.

You can read more in an article about the show here.

Additional Information


Feb 9, 2018 - Mar 18, 2018


Erica Grimm and Kate Petrusa


Special thanks to Erica Grimm, Tracie Stewart, and Sheinigh Anderson. Thank you to The Reach Gallery Museum.