2017 marks an exciting milestone for Fieldwork! We are celebrating our 10th anniversary this year with Soundwork - an exhibition of 6 new installations that incorporate sound. We hope you will journey out this season with friends and family to experience the diverse ways that artists think about, and use sound in their creative work at Fieldwork.


Soundwork: Opens Saturday, May 13. 2-5pm.

An afternoon of artists' talks, a tour, performances and workshops.


Mixed Metaphors (Jesse Stewart & Matt Edwards)

Hilary Martin & Ranjit Bhatnagar

Annette Hegel & Deborah Margo

Matt Rogalsky & Laura Cameron

Doug Van Nort

Nicola Oddy



2pm - Opening remarks. Artist introductions

2:30 - Singwalk (with Diana Smith for Nicola Oddy)

3:00 - Listening workshop (with Doug Van Nort)

3:30 - Castorimba Performance (with Gayle Young, Reinhard Reitzenstein)

4:00 - Performance of Erratic Grass (with Mixed Metaphors - Jesse Stewart and Matt Edwards)

4:30 - refreshments/wrap up


Explore art in nature along our field and forest trails. Fieldwork is open to the public all year long, free of charge. This exhibiton as well as many ongoing installations from previous years are yours to discover.


More information about this year's installations will be posted on the website and on our social media channels in the coming weeks so please follow us and share our pages with your friends.  Facebook, Twitter and Instagram



Fieldwork has been funded by the Ontario Arts Council since 2008.  We also rely on the generosity of our supporters. We appreciate donations of any size.  Please contact us if you would like to discuss donating.



Fieldwork  is open to the public daily, all year and free of charge.  Just park and walk.
Note: Please remember that it is a natural setting and there are bugs (including ticks).  Be sure to dress accordingly and cover up.
Directions to the project are

Since its inception in 2008, Fieldwork has been run by a team of artists (The Collective) that volunteer their time and energy to make Fieldwork a vibrant and dynamic destination for the creation and experience of site-specific artwork in and around a field in eastern Ontario, close to the towns of Perth and Maberly.

Fieldwork hosts work by local, national and international artists at various stages of their careers and invites the public to visit and explore the artwork all year long. 

The Collective looks after the site, co-ordinates and promotes projects, shares administrative duties and makes joint curatorial decisions. From time to time the Collective members also create their own Fieldwork installations.

The Fieldwork Collective welcomes proposals from interested artists and circulates a public call for proposals annually in January.  Suggestions and proposals for events or workshops are also welcomed from the local community, schools and arts organizations that are interested in fostering connections, dialogue and creative action between people, art, and nature. Please contact us at fieldworkproject@gmail.com

More information on current and past installations can be found by scrolling down this page and/or by looking in the archives in the right hand menu.  Be sure to also check out additional photos of the installations - found in the galleries located in the right hand menu.

susie osler - Mar 28, 2017
CBC radio interview with fieldwork

In case you were STILL ASLEEP last Saturday morning and missed CBC Radio's Michael Bhardwaj's interview with Erin and me (Susie), here is the link to have a listen  click here.  Thanks Michael for your fieldwork!

susie osler - Jul 13, 2009
butterfly  eggs
at osa

The terra cotta warrior was oringinally exhibited  in Trogan Horse a Ottawa school of Art Gallery in Ottawa
the first incarnation was planted with butterfly pupa which matured into butterflies over the period of the exhibit in the space and laid eggs.Painted Ladies lay little blue eggs .They turned into caterpillers over the nect few weeks and were cared for by a group of elementary school chidren at Acaemie de la capital  where I  teach an art program. When this generation transformed into butterflies the children released them in the park.

I was immediatly struck by the impact of the context of the field when installing heavenly blue.
it ideally needs about 200 meters distance as an initial vantage point,a distance hard to obtain in an indoor gallery space. Although the warrior is seeded with heavenly blue seeds, they are slow growing. There is a wee sprout in his back pocket..

Morning glories seed packs with the fieldwork blog address stamped on them are being distributed as clues to the site. they are the most beautiful colour and  as as it turns out are the same colour as painted lady butterfly eggs and Canadian peace keeper berets.


erin robertson - Jul 11, 2009

For those in the Ottawa area, tune in to CBC Radio One (91.5 fm) on Saturday morning between 6 and 9 AM (I know, I know, it is early...and the weekend...but..) to listen to In Town and Out hosted by Michael Bhardwaj.  He is interviewing Erin Robertson and me about fieldwork, and specifically, about her installation Heavenly Blue.  Hope you can listen in!

susie osler - Jul 8, 2009
Real Eguchi's 'Hares and Squares'. Fieldwork's summer 2009 installation
Erin Robertson's 'Heavenly Blue'.  Fieldwork's Spring 2009 installation

fieldwork invites you to the opening picnic for 'Heavenly Blue' (spring installation), and 'Hares and Squares' (summer installation). Erin Robertson, maker of the terracotta soldier patrolling the field, and  Real Eguchi and Barbara Flanagan-Eguchi, makers of 'Hares and Squares' will be present.

When:  Saturday, July 11, 2009.  4pm and on
Where:  the field across the road from 2501Old Brooke Rd. (near Maberly, ON) or visit our location page for a map/directions

We will provide light refreshments but encourage you to bring family and friends, a picnic, and the desire to relax and stay a while, meet the artists, and have a meal in our open-air 'gallery'.  If weather permits (ie. it isn't too dry, or raining), we will follow with a bonfire for any who'd like to stay on.  (Please note, due to other critters around we ask that you leave your pets at home)

For those of you unable to come to the opening, the installations will be up for the duration of the summer, so please stop by when/if you can!

susie osler - Jun 30, 2009

fieldwork was invited to be a guest at the New Art Festival this weekend in the Glebe in Ottawa.  The New Art Festival is a juried outdoor art fair organized by area artist Chandler Swain.   We decided to send Chris Grosset's piece Periscope to this festival.  Periscope was part of a series of sculptures he made for Migra-scoping, Grosset's fieldwork installation last autumn (2008).

It was terrific to see the public - adults and kids alike- interacting with the piece and actually lining up to look through the periscope.  Everyone seemed delighted and intrigued!   This weekend has been a great outreach opportunity for fieldwork as 1000's of people attend this festival.  Hopefully, some of them will have the chance to visit the field, or our blog, at some point(s) in the future to see what is currently happening!  Many thanks Chandler for the opportunity!

susie osler - Jun 7, 2009
Erin Robertson's 'Heavenly Blue' spring fieldwork installation

Last Sunday we installed Erin Robertson's sculpture Heavenly Blue in the field.   From a distance (ie. the road), he is amazingly convincing - looking like a lone figure standing guard in the field.  A few people have told me that they've waved at it as they drive by, not realizing until later that he's a man made of clay.

Erin will be posting about her work in the near future so stay tuned.

susie osler - Jun 6, 2009