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 words is meant to guide the viewer towards remembering…, as a means to convey what judging by a person’s skin colour means,” says Sirois. The posters will be in sites around the city through July. 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 Emilie Crewe at the dual video screens, Granville and Robson
  • Video by Krista Belle Stewart at the CBC screen, Hamilton and Georgia
  • Video by Jeremy Borsos at the VanCity Theatre screen, Seymour and Davie

Upcoming Artworks:

Watch for upcoming artwork by Dionne Paul (Sechelt) in August.

Artist Bio – Reconciliation Public Art 2014

Jeannette Sirois, Surrey, British Columbia

Jeannette Sirois is a fine artist who uses traditional and digital technology. She holds a BFA from Concordia University and a Masters of Education from the University of British Columbia. Recent exhibition history includes the Surrey Art Gallery, AIRS Show at the Canadian Federation of Artists, and the Raebec Gallery (South Carolina).

 Location List of July’s Transit Shelter Posters:

  • Burrard 30m N/O Helmcken ES
  • Burrard 20m S/O Dunsmuir ES
  • Dunsmuir 15m W/O Burrard NS
  • Powell St 5M W/O Main St NS
  • Robson 30m W/O Cardero NS
  • King Edward 20m w?O Trafalgar NS
  • W. 4th Ave. 20m W/) Fir NS
  • 6th Avenue 20M W/O Alder Crossing NS
  • Angus 20m S/O W. 61st ES
  • E. Broadway 42m E/O Penticton SS
  • Renfrew 22m N/O E. 17th ES
  • Renfrew 28, S/O E. 5th WS
  • SE Marine 22m E/O Gladstone SS
  • Tyne 22m S/O E. 50th ES
  • Victoria 20m N/O Upland ES
  • West Blvd. 20m N/O W. 57th ES
  • W. 41st 20m W/O Collingwood NS
  • E. 41st 31m W/O Kerr NS
  • W. 49th 20m E/O Tisdall NS
  • E. 49th 35m E/O Vivian SS


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