Saturday, July 10, 2021

  It's been a big push to get our Screen in the Lanscape cinema ready for our first screen test. 

We spent the heatwave finalizing our projection screen design, sewing the 16'x9' screen, assembling the screen on the steel rod frame, and hoisting the rig up into the timber frame with pulleys.

The design drawing

Sewing this screen in the dome took up the entire space...strategic folding was key!

 Moment of truth: Securing the pulleys and hoisting the screen: it worked!!

Testing the projector: the Canon Realis WUX5000 is 5000 lumens, HD. It looked pretty good, even at dusk!


Monday, June 28, 2021


Teaser images in advance of The Pavilion's inaugural screening event/activation of Screen in the Landscape, our Open-Air Cinema!

Have a look at the process of how we constructed it: from felling, peeling, carving the logs of the 16'x9' cinema frame, to planning, excavating and seeding the amphitheatre area, this project has been a labour of love.

After many years of dreaming (and LOADS of hard work), we are very close our first projection. 

Stay tuned! 

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

The Pavilion Celebrates 10 Years!

The Pavilion is a long-term, interdisciplinary project, founded by Holly Ward in 2019 for her yearlong Artist-In Residence project at Langara College, Vancouver. This project performed as a creative catalyst for artistic collaboration, experimentation and pedagogy.


In 2011, on the invitation from Jane Irwin and Ross Hill, the Pavilion was moved to its current location in Heffley Creek BC, otherwise known as Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc, the traditional, unceded territory of the Secwépemc peoples.


Since then, artist Kevin Schmidt has joined the Pavilion, and extensive efforts have been made to transform this temporary, urban artist project into a long-term, land-based artist facility.


2021 marks the 10th anniversary of this 

independent, land-based iteration of 

the Pavilion!! 



Ward and Schmidt are happy to announce that they have finally reached their goal of completing major infrastructural work on this facility, and thanks to the continued support of Irwin and Hill, as well as countless friends and colleagues over the years who have pitched in their talents, labour, and emotional support for this endeavour… you know who you are, 

and we will love you forever!


Keep an eye on this space and follow us on Instagram  

@pavilion_domestead, @hollyjaneward and @screeninthelandscape 

as we will be posting and sharing news about upcoming events 

planned for summer 2021. 

See you soon!


XO the Pavilion (AKA the Domestead)



Friday, June 7, 2019

The Pavilion 

is featured in the  Women Deliver Conference
 as part of the Designing Cities exhibit. 

Curated by Germain Koh, the exhibition documents the work of over 2 dozen female-identified artists working in, on and around urban space.
The project will be launched in conjunction with BC Women’s Infrastructure Network, who will be hosting the event launch and panel discussion, from 6-8:30 pm on June 7.

The exhibit can be viewed at the Vancouver Public Library on the 8th floor, and runs from June 3-21, 2019.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Pavilion gets some love!
This winter, The Pavilion has been featured in articles in

Check it out!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Summer 2015 Domework

The past summer's domework was a whirlwind of 
construction tasks and creative projects. 

There was simply no time to keep up with the blog posts, 
so in the "better late than never" category, I will be posting 
lots of images of what we accomplished during the next few 
weeks, as well as info on what to look forward to 
next Spring at The Pavilion.

From the North, looking down the valley.
 We needed more space in the interior for amenities, 
but did not want to infringe on the space of the dome itself. 

 From the NorthEast. 
Creating additions onto a geodesic dome is notoriously 
difficult. Since we did not want to 'interrupt' the shape 
of the dome, we thought it would be interesting to make 
a collision between the form of the dome, and the local 
architectural vernacular of the single-sloped tin roof 
rancher's shed.
From the NorthWest
We thought of the additions as an interesting collision 
between two very different kinds of buildings, like an 
illustration of two  worlds colliding, visually linking the form 
of The Pavilion to it's context in rural Heffley Creek.

From the South.

Following the scale of the dome's triangles (the widest edge 
being roughly 4'), we simply removed triangles to create 
passageways into the addition areas.
We created a 9'x18' rectangular addition to contain 
kitchen/bath, a 9' wide double sliding door over the deck 
with a sloped awning to protect from the hot summer sun, 
and a 4' x'4 mudroom to the North.

A thousand thank-you's to Vancouver-based architect 
Christian Kliegel for helping us with the sketchup models.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Back to the Domestead, 2015 
Heading back to the Pavilion after another 9 months in Germany, we weren't sure what to expect: when we left, we had just completed the roof, installed the windows, and the last bits of wood siding had been installed after our departure, meaning we didn't even really know what it looked like as a whole.

 The entire exterior shell had been an experiment: the folded sheet steel application should have worked in theory, but how did it winter? And how did our non-conventional, unwarrantied triangular windows actually perform?

Fortunately, we discovered that the interior was bone-dry, and that both the roof and the windows performed beautifully!  
We were also very pleased with the look of the siding: seeing it all installed really brought a cohesiveness to the exterior. 
 This summer of dome-work was very jam-packed, as Kevin and I are developing some collaborative projects that I am excited to share, as well as more posts about the infrastructure work we completed this year, so now that we are back on the internet, stay tuned for more posts in the very near future!