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Water’s Edge was a Pan Am commissioned large-scale photographic exhibition produced by No.9: Contemporary Art & the Environment that explored the tenuous balance where human civilization, land and water meet. Water’s Edge featured works by six exemplary Pan American photographers, each utilizing the power of their artistic talent to bring awareness to pressing environmental concerns.
This multi-venue exhibition took place in Toronto during the Pan Am / Para Pan Am Games at locations throughout Union Station and Pearson International Airport. It is estimated that 3.25 million people saw these works as they travelled through Toronto during the Games.
The Pan American Games is a significant global event that brings multiple countries together around the celebration of sport. The Games provide a unique opportunity for showcasing cultural programs that speak to our common interests. Water’s Edge was developed in the effort to inspire and stimulate a collective discussion around our need for global fresh water policy and conservation.
The opening of the exhibition also included a silent auction fundraiser in support of the Canadian Fresh Water Alliance.
Water’s Edge also included a day-long Fresh Water symposium at Evergreen Brickworks featuring artists talks by Jorge Uzon and Cristina Mittermeier, James Balog, Edward Burtynsky and Mark Mattson.
For installation photos and documentation of the opening launch, please visit www.no9.ca/wateredge