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New artwork for the Year of Reconciliation debuts in July

  A new public art project debuts in July to honour and celebrate the City’s Year of Reconciliation. “It’s Written on Your Face” by Jeannette Sirois is a series of four photo realistic drawn portraits with words of connection towards healing of racial biases “tattooed” across the faces of each person. “The element of facial tattoos which incorporate…

Bracken Hanuse Corlett - Giants Amoung Us - Black

New artwork for the Year of Reconciliation debuts in June

A new public art project debuts in June to honour and celebrate the City’s Year of Reconciliation. Vancouver artist Bracken Hanuse Corlett will show two new bus shelter posters that explore the role of monsters and giants from Northwest Coast indigenous oral history. He is interested in how these stories relate to and parallel reconciliation and dealing with present…

Jeremy Borsos, video, 1.16m

Representing Reconciliation: Exploring the Artists’ Challenges & Opportunities

ART OF RECONCILIATION: ARTIST PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSION Join us to hear artists’ presentations and an open discussion about the challenges and opportunities of representing reconciliation personally and publicly. The discussion will be introduced by Dylan Robinson, Banting Postdoctural Fellow in First Nations Studies at UBC. The Public Art Program commissioned 10 artists to create projects…

Emilie Crewe, still  from "Making Circles: The Chilkat Dancing Blanket", HD video

New public art commissions for the Year of Reconciliation debut in April

Two new projects debut in April to honour and celebrate the City’s Year of Reconciliation. A new video by Vancouver artist Emilie Crewe, Making Circles: The Chilkat Dancing Blanket, will intervene in the advertising content on the dual screens at Granville and Robson Streets. The 2.47 minute silent video contrasts close-ups of the hands of master…

Sonny Assu

City of Vancouver launches 10 new public art commissions for the Year of Reconciliation

Five new projects, ranging from banners and posters to videos and a mural, have joined Vancouver’s public art collection in an exhibition to honour and celebrate the City’s Year of Reconciliation. The City’s Public Art Program commissioned 10 new artist projects overall with the first five debuting in March 2014 and new projects being introduced…