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…

Platforms 2020: Public Works Artist Call

While the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the cancellation of arts programming internationally, artists continue to create work from their living rooms and bedrooms, and on the near empty streets of the city. The City of Vancouver Public Art Program invites Vancouver-based artists and artists from the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-waututh) First…

Apply for UNTITLED: Public Art Grants by March 18

The City of Vancouver is providing grants to Vancouver-based professional not-for-profit arts and culture organizations and local First Nations Band Councils of up to $100,000 to fully fund public art projects which are significant in scale, conceptual innovation or the potential for public engagement. We are interested in proposals that provide meaningful commissioning opportunities for…

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:…