Courtney Milne, image from The Pool Project (detail), 2000-2010

Courtney Milne

The Pool Project is an unique collaborative exhibition that brings together 40 of Courtney Milne’s stunning colour photographs of the surface of his outdoor swimming pool, captured over the course of a decade (2000-2010) with the spiritual musings and reflections of a broad array of local and international personalities. The Pool Project is both a celebration of Milne’s unique ability to capture the qualities of light, colour, and texture and an opportunity for visitors of all backgrounds to contemplate aspects of the spiritual through art.

Courtney Milne was one of Canada’s most recognized professional photographers, renowned worldwide for his images of landscape and nature. He made more than 350,000 exposures, photographing in 35 countries and on all seven continents. He wrote more than 180 illustrated articles for photographic magazines and produced numerous popular books of photography of the Canadian prairies, as well as several books of images of global sacred sites and spiritual landscapes. His best-selling 1991 book, The Sacred Earth, features a foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

The exhibition is accompanied by a handsome hardcover publication that features all of the images and contributed reflections plus essays by Milne’s wife, Sherril Miller and American spiritualist Thomas Moore.


Art Gallery of Regina
June 25 to August 24, 2012
Regina, SK

Grace Campbell Gllery
August 30 to September 26, 2012
Prince Albert, SK