Edward Burtynsky: Water Matters

A selection of large-scale photographs by prize-winning Canadian artist Edward Burtynsky telling a range of water stories from around the world has been brought together for this new exhibition by Phase 2 at Arup.



14 March - 8 June 2018
Monday to Friday
9am to 6pm (closed bank holiday)

8 Fitzroy Street
London, W1T 4BJ


Edward Burtynsky is internationally acclaimed for his photographs of nature transformed through industry and his investigation into our continually compromised environment. He was recently announced as Photo London’s Master of Photography for 2018. 

A publication accompanies the exhibition with contributions by Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs for the Kingdom of the Netherlands; Mark Fletcher, Arup Fellow and Global Water Business Leader; Amy Sherlock, Deputy Editor of frieze and Jennifer Greitschus, Head of Exhibitions, Arup, and curator of the exhibition. 

Image: Edward Burtynsky, Phosphor Tailings Pond #2, Polk County, Florida, 2012
© the artist, courtesy Flowers Gallery


Phase 2 is a programme of exhibitions and events which supports collaborations between artists, architects and engineers, as well as with external cultural organisations. Artists commissioned by Phase 2 have included Matthew Ritchie, Nicolas Grospierre and Fritz Haeg. 

This project has been made possible thanks to the collaboration of Flowers Gallery, London.

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Image: Edward Burtynsky, Dryland Farming #17, Monegros County, Aragon, Spain, 2011 © the artist, courtesy Flowers Gallery