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Coastal City: The Public Art Program premiers the final four artworks in the series this week

VANCOUVER, BC – A new film by Emilie Crewe contrasts natural and manmade elements of Vancouver and the team of Castle Grünenfelder Ingram present images of local indigenous fruit trees in transit shelters. Ben Bogart’s computerized abstraction surrounds the light structure at Queen Elizabeth Plaza, and an image from Laiwan’s film Barnacle City will show…

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25in25: A Public Art Retrospective – Cooper’s Muse by Alan Storey

Alan Storey’s the Coopers Mews pays tribute to the industrial history of the north side of False Creek. In particular, it references the Sweeney Cooperage that operated between the 1890’s and 1981, when it closed to make way for the new Cambie Bridge, B.C. Place Stadium and the Expo ’86 grounds. The cooperage was capable…

25in25: A Public Art Retrospective – Light Shed by Liz Magor - Photo by Liz Magor

25in25: A Public Art Retrospective – LightShed by Liz Magor

Even up close the illusion is very convincing. The semblance of weathered wood, the life preserver hung by the window, the molluscs clinging to the posts – these are the first of a number of sensory tricks played by Liz Magor’s public artwork LightShed. The scale, for example, is very disorienting. The structure is situated…

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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…