Public Art Artist Calls, Workshops, Events and More
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Make Your Mark in the City
Help Shape Richmond’s Public Art Program.
Are you passionate about urban planning and public spaces? Do you enjoy meaningful conversations about public art? You may be interested in joining the Richmond Public Art Advisory Committee (RPAAC).
Artists, design professionals, architects, business representatives and interested community members are invited to apply to this dynamic and engaged committee that meets 11 times a year. Meetings are two-hours in length, typically on the second Tuesday of the month.
Applications are due on or before Monday, September 23, 2019.
For further information, contact Richmond Public Art at 604 247 4612 or PublicArt@richmond.
September 27-29, 2019
Join us for a number of exciting arts and culture activities as part of Culture Days 2019! Public Art Richmond is taking part with many events including The Interpreter Project: Open Air Studio at Richmond Nature Park, Minoru Manifesto: Interactive Installation at Minoru Chapel, free public art bus tours, Minoru Manifesto: Performance and Picnic, and the unveiling of a large scale mural at the Richmond Cultural Centre. For a full listing, please visit: https://culturedays.ca/
Call to Artists
The City of Richmond Public Art Program seeks artists or artist teams for the 2020 Engaging Artists in Community Program and Mentorship and Exhibition Opportunity for Musqueam Emerging Artists Call for Submissions: 2020 Capture Photography Festival in Richmond. Information and how to apply to artist calls.
“what are the stories we want to tell future generations?”
No. 3 Road Art Columns
A new exhibition of artworks by three Richmond-based artists is on display for six months on the No. 3 Road Art Columns located at Aberdeen and Lansdowne Canada Line Stations. For this exhibition, artists Jeni Chen, Paige Gratland and Megan Yung explored the question, “what are the stories we want to tell future generations?” resulting in works that reference inclusion of LGBTQ2S communities, cultural diversity and Richmond’s unique natural heritage.
The works are presented by the Richmond Public Art Program to showcase local visual artists and their artwork in outdoor public spaces. The series – presented in the large, backlit display cases at the base of three concrete columns supporting the Canada Line guide-way – are part of the City’s commitment to enhance the No. 3 Road streetscape, in partnership with InTransit BC. This is the second of a two-part year-long exhibition; the first exhibition presented artwork by artists Nadia Mahamoor, Ming Yeung and Valerie D. Walker.
Pianos on the Street
Public Art and Pacey's Pianos
Britannia Heritage Shipyards, 5180 Westwater Dr.
King George Park | Cambie Community Park, 4100 No. 5 Rd.
Richmond Cultural Centre Plaza
7700 Minoru Gate
Richmond Nature Park, 11851 Westminster Hwy.
Terra Nova Community Garden, 2631 Westminster Hwy.
July - September
Discover artfully painted pianos outdoors in unexpected places - in parks, plazas and heritage sites! The sixth annual Richmond Pianos on the Street program provides five open air publicly accessible pianos throughout Richmond. The Pianos on the Street Program is sponsored by the City of Richmond Public Art Program and Pacey’s Pianos in partnership with local community groups and artists.
Professional Richmond artist, Catherine Adamson reimagined the pianos at Britannia Heritage Shipyards and Richmond Nature Park with her distinctive "Jackson Pollack meets Van Gogh" style of painting. Artists as young as five years old from Thompson Community Association's, Terra Nova Nature Camp have delightfully recreated the story of the much loved Peter Rabbit on the Terra Nova Rural Park piano. Young Cambie Community Centre students of Chinese Brush Painting artist and instructor, Nancy Chew, creatively interpreted traditional Chinese imagery to beautify the piano at King George Park. The Richmond Cultural Centre Plaza piano was artistically transformed by the Richmond Art Gallery Youth Collective.
Community members of all ages and musical abilities are invited to play and enjoy the pianos now through to the end of September.
For more information please contact Public Art at 604 204 8696 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Performers
No theatre/ performance experience required.
Join Minoru Chapel and City Centre Community Centre Artist-In-Residence Julie Hammond to create an original performance for Richmond Culture Days. Participants will have the opportunity to create their own text and movement, and work in collaboration with community members and professional artists. The performance will be created from individual and community stories of what we carry, where we come from and what we believe in. Special skills (music, dance, rap, poetry, visual art) and people of all ages and backgrounds are very welcome.
City Centre Community Centre,
5900 Minoru Blvd
- Group 1: Tuesdays, August 20- September 24, 7:00-9:00pm
- Group 2: Thursdays, August 22- September 26, 2:00-4:00pm
- Everyone: Wednesday, Sept 25 and Friday, Sept 27, 7:00-9:00pm
Minoru Chapel, 6540 Gilbert Road
Sunday, September 29, 5:00pm
Participants are welcome to attend Group 1 or Group 2 sessions, or both.
For more information, visit minorumanifesto.blogspot.com.
Engaging Artists in the Community
Richmond Nature Park Artist Residency, The Interpreter Project
Richmond Nature Park
Those who visit the Richmond Nature Park are invited to slow down and focus on the silent wonders of nature. From May to October 2019, Wen Wen (Cherry) Lu, artist-in-residence, is presenting The Interpreter Project, a series of public events and workshops exploring the process of interpretation through stories, nature and culture.
Lu is particularly inspired by the newt, a native amphibious creature that is vulnerable because it cannot see or hear well. Taking the creature’s limitations as a form of wisdom.The Interpreter Project provides an opportunity for participants to explore the park through the senses.
The public is invited to meet the artist at the Richmond Nature Park, 11851 Westminster Highway. Find out more at www.theinterpreterproject.weebly.com.