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Light in the Land

~ The Nature of Canada

An Exhibition by Dr. Roberta Bondar


Red maple leaves

Light in the Land ~ The Nature of Canada, was a travelling exhibition of 14 large, fine art photographs by Dr. Roberta Bondar created specifically by the Foundation to honour the 25th anniversary of her historic flight into space.  Featuring the Canadian landscape from sea to sea to sea, every province and territory are represented, celebrating the light that Canada brings to the world through gifts from the natural world – calming, strength, mystery and the future.

The photographic portraits are artistic interpretations of the unique and important landscape that is Canada, often landscapes less seen by those who travel our country. The collection is a consistent view of one artist, Dr. Roberta Bondar, exploring the varied landscape in the singular light that is Canada’s. No other photographer or astronaut who possesses the unique combination of her expertise as a scientist, researcher, medical doctor, environmental interpreter and professional photographer has explored this land with a camera. Her images cultivate a sense of awe, pride, respect and understanding of the natural beauty, biodiversity and sustainability of our nation. Her strength comes from her unique fusion of art and science.

Featured at science centres and art galleries across the country, the Exhibition opened to celebrate Ontario 150 in Sudbury at Science North, from May 15 to June 26.

With support from:

Logo for Ontario 150
Logo for Power Corporation of Canada

Selection of previous exhibitions:

Image of the Canadian Museum of Nature

Light in the Land ~ The Nature of Canada, an exhibition of photographs by Dr. Roberta Bondar, was on display in the rotunda  of the Canadian Museum of Nature, OTTAWA, from January 13 – March 31, 2018.

Image of the Art Gallery of Peterborough

Light in the Land ~ The Nature of Canada, an exhibition of photographs by Dr. Roberta Bondar, visits the Art Gallery of PETERBOROUGH from January 27 to April 8, 2018.

“Response here has been fantastic and our visitors are steady and consistently thrilled!

The exhibition continues to be an inspiration for guests of all ages. Thank you for everything you do!”

Fynn Leitch, Curator, Art Gallery of Peterborough