Open Call – Artist-Initiated Opportunity: Invitation to Artists to Propose Public Artworks for Vancouver

This open call to artists request approaches to artwork of any scale for public spaces in Vancouver. The City of Vancouver invites artists to expand their art practice and propose new artworks, envisioned for sites in Vancouver, that contemplate the city, its defining features, spaces and neighbourhoods. This is an opportunity for artists to create…

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…

25in25: A Public Art Retrospective – WELCOME TO THE LAND OF LIGHT by Henry Tsang

By Henry Tsang A permanent public art installation with aluminum letters and fibre optic lighting installed December 1997 on Drake Street Plaza, Vancouver WELCOME TO THE LAND OF LIGHT is positioned along 100 metres of the seawall handrail along False Creek North in downtown Vancouver.  This public artwork speaks about how technology promises to bring cultures together…

25in25: A Public Art Retrospective – Memento (Poodle) by Gisele Amantea

By Lorna Brown While much continues to change on the Number 003 bus route along Vancouver’s Main Street, the collage of text signage in multiple languages,  logos and graphics picturing everything from sushi and bagels to coffee cups and books remains, appealing to pedestrians at human scale. In the shop windows, new and vintage clothing…

25in25: A Public Art Retrospective – Suan Phan: Abacus by Gwen Boyle

By Renée Mok If you walk westward on Keefer Street towards downtown Vancouver, the old buildings adorned with Chinese characters and the novel red lampposts of Chinatown begin to fade. At Keefer Place, a residential building at the historic entrance to Shanghai Alley, you will come across an abacus. The abacus, a tool for calculating…