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Exhibit: Qikiqtaruk – The Vanishing Island

1 September - 29 October, 2023

At Discovery Point Hutpoint Cafe

From 1 September – 29 October 2023

At Cafe Opening Times

Free to all visitors 

This exhibition by Sandra Angers-Blondin,  is a photographic journey to Qikiqtaruk, an uninhabited island in the Canadian Arctic. It is a place where caribou, bears and muskoxen roam among delicate tundra flowers while whales and seals break the surface between slabs of sea ice. Millennia of light-touch use by native Inuvialuit and short bursts of whaling and fur trading activity also left fascinating artefacts.

Everyone has a happy place; its sights, smells and sounds a thousand answers to the question, “Why should I care about climate change?”. I wanted to create luminous and serene images as a celebration of the plants, animals, landscapes and heritage features that make Qikiqtaruk so special – my own answers.

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