If we ever needed a good example of how the sum of a product is greater then its’ parts, we need to look no further then the Cape Farewell Photography Exhibit. Through the hard work of countless people, the British Council office in Ottawa, the voyagers and staff of the Cape Farewell voyage, and then the follow up phone calls and edits, the photography exhibit is currently on a Canadian tour.
It will be exhibited at 8 Legislative Assemblies across Canada and Parliament Hill in May. This means that a Climate Change exhibit and event is taking place in the halls where it can affect those that make the decisions. I think that that is exciting.
On a side note, when your images are shown on Parliament Hill, I think that you get to become a ‘Nationally Acclaimed’ Photographer.
Cape Farewell Photography Exhibit – pan-Canadian tour dates
Monday March 6 – Monday March 16 – Northwest Territories LA
Monday March 9-Tuesday March 31 – Saskatchewan LA
Monday April 20-Friday May 15 – Prince Edward Island LA (reception Wednesday April 22, 12:00-1:00)
Tuesday April 21-Friday May 15 – Yukon LA (reception Tuesday April 21, 11:00-12:00) (end date TBC)
Monday May 4 – Friday May 30 – Manitoba LA
Monday May 4 – Friday May 30 – Johnson GEO Centre (St. John’s, Newfoundland)
Tuesday May 26 – Parliament Hill (one day event only – 5:00-7:00)
Monday June 3 – Friday August 28 – Nunavut LA (dates TBC)
Monday August 17-Friday September 11 – British Columbia LA (dates TBC)
My Cape Farewell photography show is going to be in Mexico at the Cinema Planeta Film Festival, from the 11 – 15 of March. I think this is pretty exciting. That means that the images from the Cape Farewell Voyage have been shown in Cairo, London, Ottawa, and now, Cuernavaca, Mexico. So if you are in Mexico, Cuernavaca is apparently 1.5 hours outside of Mexico City, go and check it out.
This weekend several of the voyagers from the Cape Farewell Youth Expedition will be giving presentations during the wonderful Winterlude Festival in Ottawa. Although, according to the Winterlude website, “Due to weather conditions, the Sun Life Snowflake Kingdom is closed.” I am not to sure what that means, but alas, it sounded like fun!
So instead of venturing into the Kingdom go to the ‘Cape Farewell Young Explorers’ Held at: Confederation Park (Rogers Crystal Garden) on Saturday and Sunday, February 14 and 15, noon and 2:30 pm
4 of the images from the expedition are also on display in the Crystal Garden. Less then two weeks after being in the capital of England, the show and voyagers are now in the capital of Canada! AND, there are plans for more exhibits and presentations to come throughout the year…..
If you are in the area, you have to go to Ottawa, skate on the canal, eat a beaver tail and say hello to the voyagers.