The Vancouver Maritime Museum (VMM) is the only Canadian institution to host INTO THE ARCTIC. This exhibit encompasses over 50 Arctic oil paintings and 3 films from Trepanier’s 4 Arctic expeditions to the furthest reaches of the Canadian North. Its wilderness is so remote and untouched that many of its landscapes have never been documented before. Due to its extensive scope, the VMM has partnered with Vancouver Civic Theatres for an additional exhibit location at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
The artist, Cory Trépanier, is a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Living Explorers by Canadian Geographic magazine in 2015. He is also a member of the Explorers Club of Canada, and was recently honored with its highest award, the 2015 Stefansson Medal.
“Exploring and painting the Arctic intimately - by hiking, canoeing, camping, traveling with the Inuit - all this prepares me to experience nature’s wonder on a visceral and emotional level. Through this approach, I experience firsthand the awe and overwhelming sense of humility that is brought on from the realization of how tiny I am in these expansive landscapes.” C. Trépanier
The VMM is a world-leading maritime museum and a centre for dialogue, education and research regarding the maritime heritage of the Pacific and Arctic Oceans. Coupled with the recent inauguration of the museum’s Northwest Passage Hall of Fame, the INTO THE ARCTIC exhibition continues to satisfy the general public’s growing appetite for knowledge and awareness of the Arctic.
With over a decade in the making, Cory Trépanier’s INTO THE ARCTIC Exhibition Tour presents the most ambitious body of artwork ever created from the Canadian Arctic. Adding to his majestic paintings are a series of Arctic films, which cinematically convey the wonder, awe and challenges of his northern painting expeditions.
From these journeys, he has also produced two feature films, Into The Arctic, and Canadian Screen Award Nominated Into The Arctic II, with the final film in the trilogy set to be released spring of 2018.
Highlighting the collection is Trépanier’s 15-foot wide “Great Glacier”, quite possibly the largest Arctic landscape painting in Canada’s history. For the complete exhibition itinerary, video, and more, visit Into The Arctic exhibition webpage: www.intothearctic.ca/exhibitiontour
INTO THE ARCTIC opens January 25 and runs until March 25, 2018 (opens to the public on January 26)