The Heller Lecture: Edward Burtynsky
Friday, March 14, 7pm
UBC Robson Square, Room C300 - Theatre
800 Robson Street
"We took what we needed from the Earth and this is what we left behind. That is the informational layer of my work, but there is also a political and an autobiographical one." – Edward Burtynsky
The Vancouver Art Gallery is pleased to present Edward Burtynsky as the 2014 Heller Lecture. Known as one of Canada's most respected photographers, his remarkable photographic depictions of global industrial landscapes are included in over 50 major museum collections around the world. The artist's illustrated talk will explore his photographic practice with a focus on Water, his most recent photographic series, and his award-winning documentary Watermark.
Following his lecture, Burtynsky will be joined on stage by the renowned human ecologist William Rees, for a discussion concerning the role of water in global ecological sustainability.
Markafljot River #1,
Erosion Control, Iceland, 2012
Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift of the Artist
© Edward Burtynsky, Courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery/Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary
Generously supported by:
Paul and Edwina Heller in memory of
Admission $20 for Members and $30 for Non-members
Tickets available online beginning in February
Tel 604.662.4700 ext. 2733