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…

Coastal City: The Public Art Program premiers the final four artworks in the series this week

VANCOUVER, BC – A new film by Emilie Crewe contrasts natural and manmade elements of Vancouver and the team of Castle Grünenfelder Ingram present images of local indigenous fruit trees in transit shelters. Ben Bogart’s computerized abstraction surrounds the light structure at Queen Elizabeth Plaza, and an image from Laiwan’s film Barnacle City will show…

Giving Public Art A Boost

On May 31, 2016, the City of Vancouver unanimously adopted a motion that recommends significantly expanding the City’s Public Art Program through a “public art boost”. Read the full Council motion [PDF] below. PUBLIC ART BOOST MOVER: Councillor Deal SECONDER: Mayor Robertson WHEREAS Vancouver has a successful public and community art program which has resulted in over…