June 28, 2018 | Mad Hatter’s Strawberry Tea and Tour

Celebrate summer with a fun hat (preferably designed by you) while you tour art on exhibit and then enjoy luscious local treats!

Gallery curator Jordan Strom will guide participants through two exhibits: Land Songs, Water Songs / Chants de terre, Chants d’eau and Jim Bizzocchi: Ambient Landscapes.

In Land Songs, Water Songs / Chants de terre, chants d’eau, artists Marie Côté, Peter Morin, and Ziya Tabassian use visual art and performance to address the history of colonization to clear a path for new relationships between Indigenous and settler cultures. Their immersive installation centres around the drum as an essential instrument in building connections with environment, territory, and history. Visitors will see ceramic drum hoops and drum sticks, drum heads made from elk skin and deer skin, a large-scale drawing made of locally sourced clay from Semiahmoo traditional territory, along with a projected video with surround sound. Visual artists Côté and Morin collaborated with percussionist Tabassian and with local Indigenous Peoples to integrate dreams, stories, and their own ancestries into this new multimedia art installation.

Afterwards, the tour will head to the lobby to see Jim Bizzocchi’s video installation Ambient Landscapes. His evocative videos displayed across three screens transform the natural environment through the use of video layering and image manipulation. These landscapes change and flow in a constant state of visual evolution. In the process, the artist connects and contrasts the organic growth of our natural world, the consciously planned decisions of the human artist, and the designed algorithmic unpredictability of computational art.

Following the tour will be tea, cake, and a time to chat with SAGA board members. There will also be an opportunity to become a SAGA member and join the group of volunteers supporting Surrey Art Gallery.


June 28, 2018


7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Free for SAGA members
$5 for non-members


Surrey Art Gallery, 13750 88 Ave. Surrey BC