This summer, Harbourfront Centre unveils a new large-scale photographic exhibition along Toronto’s waterfront. The subject: the world’s largest Greenbelt.
Artists: Becky Comber, Keesic Douglas (MFA Candidate), Martie Giefert, Mark Kasumovic, Rob MacInnis, Erin Riley, Meera Margaret Singh, Garett Walker.
Ontario is home to one of the largest natural resources in the world, yet many of us are unaware of its global stature nor its impact on our daily lives. Ontario’s Greenbelt extends from Niagara-on-the-Lake in the south to Peter’s Woods Provincial Park in the east, encompassing more than 720,000 hectares. It is a diverse, complex and multi-faceted resource that is challenging to comprehend in one quick snapshot. In order to shed light on this groundbreaking initiative, Harbourfront Centre commissioned eight artists to focus their artistic lens on the vast natural wealth of the international treasure that surrounds us. Each artist was asked to address one of three key aspects of the living Greenbelt: Working the Land, Natural Beauty and the People of the Greenbelt. We hope that the journeys of the artists, and the images they have created, will illuminate this gift of nature that is ours to protect.
Curator: Patrick Macaulay