Vancouver’s Year of Reconciliation Public Art Series Receives International Recognition

The City of Vancouver revealed that its public art project for the Year of Reconciliation was honoured on June 11, 2015 by Americans for the Arts as one of the outstanding projects created in 2014. The prestigious award, granted by the Americans for the Arts’ Public Art Network, celebrates the most compelling public artworks produced in…

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…