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25in25: A Public Art Retrospective – OffSite by various artists

Launched in 2009, Offsite is an outdoor exhibition space in downtown Vancouver at the Shangri-La Hotel on West Georgia Street. The program offers a rotating program of innovative public art projects by local and international contemporary artists. The artworks explore issues related to the surrounding urban context and the social and cultural conditions of our…

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25in25: A Public Art Retrospective – The Drop by Inges Idee

We left Chinatown around two in the afternoon. We both decided the day before that we should spend some time away from East Georgia Street. On Hastings Street, we pointed out a lot of things—colourful Korean lettering on the window of a high rise (you translated: We are Vancouver Language School!), a chocolate-themed café (a…

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25in25: A Public Art Retrospective – Substation Pavilion by Cedric Bomford

I must have walked by it a hundred times. Amidst the bustle of hard hats, spontaneous road closures and development signs, Cedric Bomford’s Substation Pavilion is a quiet attraction. Just over six feet square, the concrete structure stands plainly beside the entrance to the new Meccanica condominium on First Avenue and Quebec Street, one of…

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Call to Artist – Downtown Mural Project

The City of Vancouver’s Integrated Graffiti Management Program in partnership, with Coast Mental Health, is looking for an artist to facilitate the creation of a design with community participation and to produce the design as a mural on the north elevation (rear) of 337 West Pender Street in Vancouver. Artist Responsibilities: Facilitation, creation and design…