Going Down to Jackson

locations_map­• Monday, Sept. 21 – Thursday, Sept 24
9pm ’till 12 midnight
On the Baskin Robbins building across from Artspace (378 Aylmer St N)

• Friday, Sept. 25, 2015
9pm ’till 12 midnight
projecting from Electric City Gardens, 373 Queen St . (part of SAMPLE un salon des refusés)

• Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015
9pm ’till 12 midnight
On the building that houses The Patch Clothing store at the corner of George and Hunter

Also, here’s some media about the project:
Peterborough Dialogues – includes a video interview from right after a shoot
Article about Artsweek – featuring a photo of me taking photos on one of the shoots
• Trent Radio interview with Laural Paluck, Sept 18, 2015:


Opening Preview – Friday, September 18, 2015 at the Artsweek opening party at Artspace (378 Aylmer St N) from 9pm to 11 pm.

GDJ_Dennis_OtoolePut on a pair of rubber boots, stand in Jackson Creek and get your photo taken.

That’s all that was required to take part in “Going Down to Jackson.”

Within 48 hours of the call there were dozens of responses. Families, individuals, organizations, everyone wanted a chance to celebrate Jackson Creek.

GDJ_Dubey_01Some of the subjects had spent endless childhood hours in the creek. Some has a special spot, a place that was meaningful to them. Some had never set foot in Jackson Creek before the shoot.

There were fun moments, goofy moments, serious moments but each of the shoots was a significant moment by the end of it.

For me, those collective moments, the time shared in the flowing waters brought a realization of how important this moving, changeable body of water is to our community.

GDJ_Sheilds_01Thanks to everyone who put on the boots and got soakers, and splashed, and played, and mourned, and sang, and celebrated.

Long Live Jackson Creek.


-Esther Vincent