New artwork for the Year of Reconciliation debuts in August

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A new public art project debuts in August to honour and celebrate the City’s Year of Reconciliation. Dionne Paul’s bus shelter posters refer directly to 1828 – 1998, the years of the Canadian Residential School System. The posters show three girls and one little boy in school uniforms. The young girls are posed in the classic gestures of the fable “say no evil,” “hear no evil,” and “see no evil.” The boy gestures “shhh,” referencing the history of aboriginal people being silenced, kept from speaking. The posters will be in sites around the city through August. 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 Jeremy Borsos at the dual screens, Granville and Robson
  • Video by Emilie Crewe at the CBC screen, Hamilton and Georgia
  • Video by Krista Belle Stewart at the VanCity Theatre screen, Seymour and Davie

Artwork through September and October:

You can continue to view “Open Handed” at the Vancouver Public Library and “Her Story” at the Canada Line City Centre Station until the end of October.

Artist Bio – Reconciliation Public Art 2014

Dionne Paul, Sechelt, British Columbia

Dionne Paul grew up on the Sunshine Coast, and is a proud member of the Nuxalk Nation and Sechelt Nation. She graduated from Emily Carr University in 2006, and is currently working on a MFA from Emily Carr University. Recent exhibition history includes Urban Aboriginal Fair Trade Gallery, Bill Reid Gallery, and the Grand Palace in Paris.

 Location List of August’s Transit Shelter Posters:

  • Granville 110M N/O Dunsmuir WS
  • Howe 22m S/O Dunsmuir WS
  • W. Broadway 20m W/O Collingwood NS
  • King Edward 20M W/O Trafalgar NS
  • MacDonald 23m N/O W. 4th ES
  • Pt. Grey 14m W/O Trafalgar NS
  • W. 2nd 7.5M W/O Anderson SS (dbl)
  • Cambie 33m S/O W. 33rd WS
  • Dunbar 20m N/O SW Marine WS
  • E. Broadway 20m E/O St. Catherines SS
  • E. Hastings 43m E/O Windermere SS
  • Marine Dr. 20m W/O Cityedge NS
  • Nanaimo 20m S/O E. 7th WS
  • Slocan 20m N/O Ward ES
  • Victoria 20m N/O Brigadoon ES
  • West Blvd. 20m N/O W. 60th ES
  • West Blvd. 20m N/O W. 57th ES
  • E. 22nd 20m E/O Renfrew NS
  • E. 22nd 20m W/O Boundary NS
  • E. 22nd 28m E/O Rupert SS

More Information:

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

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