oneTree Exhibition 2017



oneTree Exhibition 2017

Live Edge Design & the Robert Bateman Centre present oneTree 2017. 

A fallen tree should never die quietly, never mind who’s around to hear it.

With the success of oneTree 2015, the Robert Bateman Centre and Live Edge Design have once again partnered to bring you oneTree 2017. We invite you to join us in celebrating the life of a single tree through the beauty of art.

The Tree

For over a hundred years a single Walnut Tree has been witness to the everyday life of residents on St. Charles Street in Victoria’s Rockland neighbourhood. The tree had to come down in 2016 due to safety concerns and will now be transformed by artists into one-of-a-kind pieces of art. Selected pieces will form the oneTree 2017, an exhibit at the Robert Bateman Centre from November 2017 – January 2018.

Home & History of the Tree

The neighbourhood of Rockland was originally a steep and rocky landscape full of Garry Oak trees and Camas flower meadows. It was described favorably by the first colonial land surveyor, Joseph Despard Pemberton, as a desirable place to live. In 1865 it became a subdivision and became popular as a site for homes of the new merchant class, the Attorney-General, and most famously the Dunsmuir family at Craigdarroch Castle.

Today, St. Charles Manor is a 53-suite senior care home run by Trillium Boutique Senior Living.

About Live Edge Design

Live Edge Design creates custom furniture from locally salvaged trees. The trees tell the designers and craftsmen their stories. The ensuing collaboration of materials, craftspeople, and customers culminates in the finest of functional art. Honouring the tree enriches those it touches on its journey. From sourcing the trees to drying, design, production, and finishing, it all happens at their workshop in Duncan, BC. See for yourself or visit online at


1 salvaged Walnut tree


50 Artisans

4000+ Hours of work

$100,000 Value Added Art

1 Phenomenal Art Exhibit


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Alice Young
Andrea Keenan
Andreas KunertAncient Art of Stone
Andrew AzzopardiStudio Robazzo
Arnim RodeckShamaWood
Bev ThompsonStudio 553
Cam RussellCoventry Woodworks
Christian ArosteguiArostegui Studio
Christina RobevStudio Robazzo
Dave Parsanishi
David MartinelloAlternative Woodworks
Detlef GrundmannPebble Woodworks
Doug Zech
Eric GesingerGesinger Furniture
Eugene LaughrenRaven Creek Timber Products
Frank ArmichFrankly Yours
Gary David
Geoff Vickers
Gus Frenchy
Heather WallTwisted Arc Design Inc
Jennifer Lawson
John Lore
John Marston
Jon BradenJon Braden Studio
Joseph EganEgans Custom Guitars
Karen TrickettCoventry Woodworks
Karver Everson
Ken BroadlandHeartwood Studio
Ken Guenter
Larry Martell
Laura Keil
Luke Hart-WellerCopperwood Gallery
Marc BlouinInspired Objects
Merlayna Snyder
Mike RandallKurva Design
Neil BosdetAcres Away Woodworks
Nigel Atkin
Paisley White
Paul TellierPaul Tellier Fine Woodwork
Phil Clark
Philip Cottell
Randy Mugford
Robin ShackletonSylvan Temple World Instruments
Rommy VerlaanHeart Song Flutes
Scott GilliesAzara Effect Productions
Stéfane Dimopoulos
Steve Neil
Susan Whyte
Tim Motchman
Todd McAneeleyReflections of Perfection
Wyatt WilkieWilkie Stringed Instruments
Zak StolkHeart Song Flutes