New artwork for the Year of Reconciliation debuts in June

UPDATE NOVEMEBER 26, 2014 — Congratulations to Bracken Hanuse Corlett! He’s been named one of five artists to receive a 2014 BC Creative Achievement Award for First Nations Art. These annual, juried awards celebrate artistic excellence and highlight the cultural significance of the arts of the First Nations in British Columbia. Each year up to four awards of $2,500 are presented to artists affiliated with BC First Nations artists working traditional, contemporary or media art. A ROUND OF APPLAUSE PLEASE!

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 day challenges. The posters will be in sites around the city through June. See location list below.

Additional artworks on display that debuted in March 2014 are:

  • Open Handed, banners by Brian Liu at the Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch
  • Her Story, photo mural by Krista Belle Stewart at the Canada Line City Centre Station
  • Video by Krista Belle Stewart at the dual video screens, Granville and Robson
  • Video by Jeremy Borsos at the CBC screen, Hamilton and Georgia
  • Video by Emilie Crewe at the VanCity Theatre screen, Seymour and Davie

Upcoming Artworks:

Watch for upcoming artworks by Jeannette Sirois (Surrey), and Dionne Paul (Sechelt).

Artist Bio – Reconciliation Public Art 2014

Bracken Hanuse Corlett, Vancouver, British Columbia

Bracken is a multimedia artist from the Wuikinuxv and Klahoose Nations. He graduated from the En’owkin Centre of Indigenous Art and Emily Carr University and studied Northwest Coast carving and design from acclaimed Heitsuk artists Bradley Hunt, Shawn Hunt and Dean Hunt.

 Location List of June’s Transit Shelter Posters:

  • W. Broadway 21m W/O Yew NS
  • W. Broadway 34m W/O Ash NS
  •  Main 20m N/O Industrial ES
  • Oak 20m N/O W. 12th ES
  • Arbutus 113m N/O Nanton WS,
  • Cambie 26m s/o W. 57th WS
  • Cambie 26m s/o W. 57th WS
  • Cambie 26m n/o W. 33rd ES
  • E. Broadway 42m E/O Penticton SS
  • E. Hastings 20m W/O Hawks NS
  • E. Hastings 20m E/O Campbell SS
  • E. Hastings 20m W/O Victoria NS
  • E. Hastings 20m E/O Renfrew NS
  • E. Hastings 67m W/O Cassiar NS
  • Kingsway 20m E/O McKinnon SS
  • McGill 20m E/O Renfrew SS
  • Nanaimo 27m S/O E. Hastings WS
  • Oak 20m N/O W. 67th ES
  • SW Marine 20m W/O Collingwood NS
  • E. 49th 25m W/O Kerr NS

More Information

Press information and images: please contact publicart@vancouver.ca

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