The environment is a key issue in today’s society, and water is the vital component that sustains life on the planet. Artists have used water as a medium to create works of art, investigated its special properties (liquidity, transparency, movement, reflection), interrogated its role in the spiritual and psychological aspects of our lives, and advocated for the preservation of clean water.

Through works in a variety of media, Water Works aims to explore how we view and interact with water, and raises awareness of the importance of conserving clean water for future generations.

Organized according to three themes: Water and Identity; Human Intervention in the Environment; and the Poetics of Water, the exhibition presents both historical and contemporary work by such artists as Jin-Me Yoon, Anong Migwans Beam, Ruth Cuthand, Robert Whale, Robert Bourdeau, Patterson Ewen, Isabelle Hayeur, Sarah Anne Johnson, Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge, Bonnie Devine, Ruth Kaplan, Blue Republic, Ed Pien and Betty Goodwin.