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…

New artwork for the Year of Reconciliation debuts in June

UPDATE NOVEMEBER 26, 2014 — Congratulations to Bracken Hanuse Corlett! He’s been named one of five artists to receive a 2014 BC Creative Achievement Award for First Nations Art. These annual, juried awards celebrate artistic excellence and highlight the cultural significance of the arts of the First Nations in British Columbia. Each year up to…

Representing Reconciliation: Exploring the Artists’ Challenges & Opportunities

ART OF RECONCILIATION: ARTIST PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSION Join us to hear artists’ presentations and an open discussion about the challenges and opportunities of representing reconciliation personally and publicly. The discussion will be introduced by Dylan Robinson, Banting Postdoctural Fellow in First Nations Studies at UBC. The Public Art Program commissioned 10 artists to create projects…

New public art commissions for the Year of Reconciliation debut in April

Two new projects debut in April to honour and celebrate the City’s Year of Reconciliation. A new video by Vancouver artist Emilie Crewe, Making Circles: The Chilkat Dancing Blanket, will intervene in the advertising content on the dual screens at Granville and Robson Streets. The 2.47 minute silent video contrasts close-ups of the hands of master…

City of Vancouver launches 10 new public art commissions for the Year of Reconciliation

Five new projects, ranging from banners and posters to videos and a mural, have joined Vancouver’s public art collection in an exhibition to honour and celebrate the City’s Year of Reconciliation. The City’s Public Art Program commissioned 10 new artist projects overall with the first five debuting in March 2014 and new projects being introduced…