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…