Public Art

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Public Art Bus Tour
Leave Your Mark FM: Pop-Up Radio Station
Cover Stories
No. 3 Road Art Column Contest
Peace Labyrinth Mural
Pollinator Pasture Picnic
Arts Update 2015
Butterfly Net Eco Art Sculptures
Minoru Complex Community Art Projects

Posted: September 29, 2016
Public Art Bus Tour
Culture Days 2016
Skydam ImageJoin a public art specialist on an engaging bus tour of some of Richmond’s newest artworks. Registration is free, so register today for one of two dates: Saturday, October 1st and Sunday, October 2nd. Both tours are from 1:15 to 3:00pm and will meet Cultural Centre Plaza. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure to ensure your spot. Refreshments will be provided.

Registration is required and is open until Friday, September 30th . Register online at www.richmond.ca, over the phone at 604-276-4300 or in person at any cultural or recreation facility. Please use the following codes:

October 1st Tour - 1662988
October 2nd Tour - 1662089

For more information about Culture Days, visit their website.

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Posted: September 23, 2016
Leave Your Mark FM: Pop-Up Radio Station
Culture Days 2016
On Air ImageThe Richmond Public Art Program, the Richmond Youth Media Lab and the Richmond Museum are happy to present, Leave Your Mark FM! For one weekend only, a pop-up radio station will animate the Cultural Centre Plaza. Special radio hosts will broadcast live from the plaza and play music selected by local Richmond Youth, intriguing interviews with artists and locals and readings of historical letters from the Richmond Museum. Live radio sessions will also promote other Culture Days events happening throughout the city.

Join us from 10am until 4pm on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2 in the Richmond Cultural Centre Plaza!

For more information about Culture Days and events happening near you, visit their website.

PDF Document Leave Your Mark FM Poster

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Posted: September 2, 2016
Cover Stories
Manhole Cover ImageCreative new manhole covers by artists Caroline Dyck, Greg Allen, Jeff Porter and Susan Pearson have been installed in the streets of Richmond. These new covers are the result of a contest which challenged local artists to create designs that reflect Richmond's cultural heritage. Take a walk through Steveston Village or along No. 3 Road in the City Centre and other pedestrian areas in the City and take a look at the City's newest installed pieces of public art.

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Posted: September 1, 2016
No. 3 Road Art Column Contest

Capture Photography Festival
Aberdeen Station Art Column ImageThe City of Richmond Public Art Program is partnering with the Capture Photography Festival to present the 11th No. 3 Road Art Column Exhibition. The No. 3 Road Art Columns are a unique opportunity for public art in Richmond. The backlit display cases showcase two-dimensional artworks in prominent locations at the Aberdeen and Lansdowne Canada Line Stations. This edition will encourage artists residing in British Columbia to respond to the theme Growing and Rising, and to consider the ongoing relationship between the natural landscapes of Richmond and the City's rapidly growing built environment.

For more information about this opportunity, visit the Call to Artists page, and for more information about the Capture Photography Festival, visit their website.

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Posted: August 31, 2016
Peace Labyrinth Mural
St. Albans Anglican Church
St. Albans MuralThe Peace Labyrinth Mural is the first outdoor mural completed through the City of Richmond’s Public Art Program. It beautifies the wall adjacent to the Peace Labyrinth at St. Alban’s Church and has enhanced the contemplative public space for all, regardless of religion and culture. The artist, Joey Mallet, designed the mural through consultation with the community members of St Alban’s Church and after conducting research into 12th century Chartres Cathedral in France which houses the original labyrinth upon which the Richmond labyrinth is based.

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Pollinator Pasture Picnic
As part of the 9th annual Doors Open Richmond celebration, visitors were invited to bring a picnic and join us in celebrating the first blooming of Richmond’s first ever Pollinator Pasture. Guided tours of the pasture were given by Lesley Douglas, Manager of Environmental Sustainability for the City of Richmond and Cameron Cartiere, Associate Professor at the University of Emily Carr. The pasture incorporates a range of blooms planted in the shape of bumblebee wings, which will be visible from the airport flight path above. The pollinator pasture will be an earthwork that visitors can experience at ground level and from the sky. For more information about this project, visit www.borderfreebees.com.

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Arts Update 2015
Arts and culture are fundamentally linked to quality of life and to the health and wellness of all citizens, shaping identities, fostering life-long learning, promoting creativity and innovation, and engaging citizens across generations. The Arts Update 2015 summarizes the progress made towards achieving the goals of the Arts Strategy and supporting the City’s vision “to be the most appealing, livable and well-managed community in Canada.”
PDF Document Arts Update 2015

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Posted: July 14, 2016
Butterfly Net Eco Art Sculptures
Bridgeport Industrial Park
Sharon Kallis Workshop ImageJoin artist Sharon Kallis of the eartHand Gleaners Society in a series of free workshops to make sculptural works using hand-made blackberry fibre rope at the Bridgeport Industrial Park Pollinator Pasture. Learn about harvesting local materials, make rope and meet new neighbours. Enjoy seasonal offerings of the Pollinator Pasture. Picnic dinners are encouraged. These outdoor events are open-air and weather dependent, please check the forecast.

This event series is presented by Emily Carr University of Art + Design in partnership with the City of Richmond.

For more information download the workshop schedule below or contact the Richmond Public Art Program at publicart@richmond.ca.
PDF Document Sharon Kallis Workshop Brochure - English
PDF Document Sharon Kallis Workshop Brochure - Chinese

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Posted: July 13, 2016
Minoru Complex Community Art Projects
As part of the Minoru Civic Precinct Public Art Plan, a series of unique community engaged artwork banners have been commissioned by the City of Richmond Public Art Program and will be installed along the Minoru Complex construction site fencing. The artworks will be unveiled during Culture Days, September 30, October 1 and October 2, 2016. Artists Rhonda Weppler and Caroline Elise Dyck will host a series of hands-on workshops at various locations around the Minoru Civic Precinct and Richmond's City Centre.

Modeling the Future
Clay SwimmerJoin Rhonda in a series of hands-on workshops where you will learn to sculpt objects, portraits or figures that represent activities anticipated to take place in and around the new Minoru Complex. Sculptures will be selected and photographed by the artist to be displayed on 200 linear feet of construction site fencing.
For information about workshops with Rhonda Weppler, download the brochure
PDF Document Workshop Schedule - Rhonda Weppler

What's Your Minoru Story?
What's Your Minoru StoryShare your memories about the Minoru Civic Precinct in just six words! Learn to write micro-memories and share your stories and image ideas. Your stories will be incorporated into an artwork to be unveiled as a vibrant banner design for the Minoru Complex construction fencing.

For information about workshops with Caroline Elise Dyck, download the brochure
PDF Document Workshop Schedule - Caroline Elise Dyck

Questions?

For further information, please click here, or contact the Public Art Program, 604-204-8671 or publicart@richmond.ca.