Beyond Imaginings

Curatorial Statement

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. Ontarioís Greenbelt extends from Niagara-on-the-Lake in the south to Peterís 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
Harbourfront Centre

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