Organic installations that focus our attention on Broken Forests

I’m so happy to welcome my friend and a wonderful, committed and important artist, Ernest Daetwyler to the Broken Forest Group. Please take a look at the Images page for some views of Ernest’s past work. For me, these works have always been about synthesizing art with nature and building a sustainable balance between humanity and the forest.

Ernest Daetwyler studied at the Schule für Gestaltung, Bern, Switzerland, the Centro Europeo in Venice, Italy and received his master diploma from the Schule für Gestaltung, St. Gallen, Switzerland.

His multidisciplinary exhibitions and public interventions/art projects are being presented in Canada and internationally. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, Pro Helvetia, Switzerland, the Swiss Federal Office of Culture, Presence Suisse, the Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) 2010 Exhibition of the Year Award, the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund, the Arts Award Waterloo Region in Visual Arts and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York, N.Y.

New Artists and Curators Joining the Group

More momentum for the Broken Forests Project. We’ve added several artists to the project, two organic painters from Poland, an installation poet from Hamilton and a site/spirit artist born in Switzerland who now lives on the edges of the boreal forest of Ontario. Check them out here:


We’re all SO EXCITED to be working with a highly respected Canadian curator with a wealth of knowledge about contemporary art practice who is doing wonderful things at this Hybrid Arts Presentation and Participation Space…Ms. Virginia Eichhorn.