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Su Rynard: As Soon As Weather Will Permit


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The Image Centre

33 Gould Street

Toronto, ON

Directions: Located on Toronto Metropolitan University's campus, near Yonge-Dundas Square and the Eaton Centre.



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.


September 13, 2023-December 9, 2023

Artist Su Rynard’s correspondence with her uncle, Vernon Rowley, inspired As Soon As Weather Will Permit—the haunting and disquieting story of one soldier’s participation in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945. This two-channel video combines their verbal and written exchanges with family archives, historical footage evoking nuclear warfare, and stark landscapes of the Utah airfield and bombing range where Air Force radar operator Rowley trained for the atomic mission by the US government. Threading these disparate audiovisual elements together, Rynard reconciles one person’s conflicted recollection with the collective memory of a dramatic and violent historic event.

The artist gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

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Fall Exhibitions Opening Party

Tuesday, September 12, 2023 | 7:30-9:30 pm

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Wednesday: 12–8 pm

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The Image Centre

The Image Centre (IMC) is Canada’s leading institution dedicated to the exhibition, research and collecting of photography. Established in 2012 at Toronto Metropolitan University, in the heart of the city, the IMC welcomes visitors to explore the intersection of photography and culture. Through compelling exhibitions and engaging public programming, the IMC showcases work by emerging, renowned, and anonymous photographers, past and present. With a growing collection of nearly 400,000 photographic objects and an innovative scholarly research program, the IMC is also a vibrant hub for the preservation and study of photography.

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