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…

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…

On Fish Ladders and Escalators

Fish Ladder: Salmon in the Capilano The City of Vancouver Public Art Program in collaboration with the Canada Line Public Art Program is pleased to present a new photographic installation by artist Jim Breukelman at the Vancouver City Centre Station March through September 2013.   Artwork Description: The installation consists of five large images in…