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A Transformative Journey through the Rockies

October 2, 2021 – January 29, 2022

In 2017, Robert Lemermeyer started hiking in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. What began as a challenge to conquer these peaks was soon replaced by a deepening relationship with his son, Yuri, and a growing passion for landscape photography. Robert discovered that his time spent in nature provided a positive boost to his mental health and well-being. With each scramble, the transformative power of nature was unlocked. The photographs in Relief speak of Robert’s gratitude for these spaces, for their endless inspiration, and the precious natural wilderness.

The mountains explored by Robert and Yuri, are located on the traditional territories of the Michif Piyii, Tsuu T’ina, Ktunaxa ɁamakɁis and Niitsítpiis-stahkoii ᖹᐟᒧᐧᐨᑯᐧ ᓴᐦᖾᐟ  First Nations.

The exhibit is sponsored by MortgagePal, Brigitte and Henning Freybe, Province of BC and Canadian Heritage.

For this exhibit, our art therapist, Kaitlin McManus, has created a unique meditation for you to enjoy. This exhibit lies in the intersection of nature, art, health and wellbeing and we invite you to take the time for yourself. Whether you’re home or at the gallery, click here to listen:

Purchase the art work

Photographs from the exhibit are available for purchase, with the proceeds supporting the artist and the ongoing work of the Bateman Foundation to build relationships with nature. Please take a look at the catalog below and if you’re interested in any piece, please stop by the Bateman Gallery or call (250) 940-3630.

Prints and Cards

Take a look at a range of prints and cards from Robert Lemermeyer’s art work and consider purchasing a piece to support the artist and the work of the Bateman Foundation!