Harvest Full Moon

The Harvest Full Moon project is an arts and environment-based community project originally created in 2015 by artist Marina Szijarto as part of the City of Richmond’s Artists in Residency public arts programme, in partnership with City Centre Community Centre association.

The full moon in autumn is the most beautiful moon of the year. It is called the ‘Harvest Full Moon’ as it coincides with the farmers and fishers’ harvesting time around the world and throughout history. We celebrate our city’s rich agricultural and fishing history, through arts, culture, and celebration.

History

In past years, the Harvest Full Moon Project was a series of community workshops that culminated in a community celebration and lantern procession. Together we have celebrated Richmond’s rich agricultural and fishing history while giving thanks during the harvest season through traditions, rituals, and the arts.

For more information on the Harvest Full Moon Project, click here.

“That first year and subsequent Harvest Full Moon projects have been very much a coming together of the local community, and centre staff. It has and continues to generate a lot of good will, generosity, excitement and celebration both during the workshops and the night of. The initial intention, of harvest time gratitude has continued and this project has been an incredible honour for me to create as an Richmond based artist working with Community.”

Marina Szijarto

Read the rest of Marina’s story by visiting our 5th birthday page and clicking on the lantern in the Virtual Museum. In addition, watch our mini documentary below.