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.…

Open Call to Musqueam Artists: Marpole Artist-Designed Crosswalk

Submission Deadline: Noon on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 In collaboration with Musqueam, the City of Vancouver Public Art Program is commissioning an original two-dimensional artwork from a Musqueam artist, with the intent of producing an artist-designed 3-section crosswalk at the pedestrian crossings on south Granville street between 70th and 68th avenues. This art commission celebrates…

NEW WORK – “All My Favourite People are Animals” by Erica Stocking

The City of Vancouver Public Art Program is pleased to announce a new artwork by Erica Stocking for Vancouver’s newest library location, the nə́c̓aʔmat ct Strathcona Branch. All My Favourite People are Animals by Erica Stocking, 2017 Bronze and one-way mirror nə́c̓aʔmat ct Strathcona Branch (720-730 East Hastings) Commissioned by the City of Vancouver Public Art Program…

Vancouver’s Year of Reconciliation Public Art Series Receives International Recognition

The City of Vancouver revealed that its public art project for the Year of Reconciliation was honoured on June 11, 2015 by Americans for the Arts as one of the outstanding projects created in 2014. The prestigious award, granted by the Americans for the Arts’ Public Art Network, celebrates the most compelling public artworks produced in…

New artwork for the Year of Reconciliation debuts in August

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…

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…