Platforms: We Are Here, Live – Artist Call

The City of Vancouver is welcoming submissions for Platforms: We Are Here, Live, a public art program which will commission temporary artworks for existing platforms throughout Vancouver. The program focuses on artists working in video and two-dimensional media and each commissioned artist will receive $5,000 for the creation, editing and design of the artwork. The…

Platforms 2020: Public Works November Program

The City of Vancouver Public Art Program is pleased to present the November edition of Platforms 2020: Public Works. Throughout the month artworks by Sunroop Kaur, Ryley O’Byrne, Dejan Radovanovic, Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo, Manuel Axel Strain, and Gerri York will be presented on the city’s public art platforms, including transit shelters, billboards, the VanLive screen,…

New public artwork in Chinatown shines a light on Chinese Canadian cultural heritage

A new neon artwork by Paul Wong honouring the history of Cantonese migrants now illuminates 475 Main Street. The piece is designed to promote discussion around the significance of, and challenges to, Chinese language, culture and preservation of heritage assets in the neighbourhood. The neon artwork displays the Chinese characters 鹹水埠温哥华, which translates to “Saltwater…

Paul Wong Exhibition: Suk-Fong, How Are You?

Paul Wong’s 身在唐人街/Occupying Chinatown Exhibition: 淑芳你好嘛(Suk-Fong Nay Ho Mah) / Suk-Fong, How Are You? Opening reception: Saturday, January 12, 1 – 4 pm, free admission Occupying Chinatown artist talk: Saturday, January 19, 2 – 4 pm, free admission Exhibition: January 12, 2019 – February 24, 2019, admission by donation Tuesdays 2 – 4:30 pm Location:…

Launching Hannah Jickling and Helen Reed’s QA CHEW’S BUBBLE TROUBLE on Halloween night

The artists Hannah Jickling and Helen Reed will release their new Public Art project QA CHEW’S BUBBLE TROUBLE on October 31, 2018. As part of their ongoing residency at Queen Alexandra Elementary School known as Big Rock Candy Mountain, Jickling and Reed collaborated with grade six and seven students to design an original chewing gum.…