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Public Art Artist Calls, Workshops, Events and More
Are you interested in finding out about future Public Art Artist Calls, workshops and events? Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the Public Art list to receive future communications.
2021 Community Mural Program
Six new murals will be painted as part of the 2021 Community Mural Program. The murals provide opportunities to add vibrancy to highly visible public spaces, foster community dialogue and cross-cultural exchange, and engage diverse and multi-generational communities.
Lehigh Hanson by Karen Yurkovich and Tristesse Seeliger
McMath Secondary School by Dean and Christina Lauzé
Thompson Elementary School by Fiona Tang
Tomekichi Homma Elementary School by Atheana Picha
Westwind Elementary School by Dawn Lo and April dela Noche Milne
Gateway Theatre by Carmen Chan
Image credit: Saturday Morning Kind of Love by Carmen Chan
Artist Talk by Chun Hua Catherine Dong
Join Richmond Art Gallery Director, Shaun Dacey and Richmond Public Art Planner, Biliana Velkova for an artist talk by Chun Hua Catherine Dong in conjunction with her public art installation at Aberdeen Canada Line Station as part of Capture Photography Festival on April 17 at 2pm. For more information and to register.
Image credit: Chun Hua Catherine Dong, "The Misfits", 2020. Courtesy of the Artist
2021 No. 3 Road Art Columns Exhibition 15, Part I
The current exhibition showcases the work of Richmond artists Glen Anderson, Fanny Bok Yin Tang and Keely O’Brien who have created work in response to the theme of Hope, Resilience and Strength. This exhibition is on display until August 14 and is part of the #RichmondHasHeart campaign, an initiative that aims to bring the community, residents and businesses together to show their support for those working to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and to explore new and meaningful ways to find connection while maintaining physical distancing protocols. For more information visit: No. 3 Road Art Columns
Image credit: Keely O’Brien, "Dearest", 2021. Courtesy of the Artist.
2021 Art at Work Program
Tax Basics for Artists
What do you need to know to keep track of your finances and file your taxes? This recorded workshop from February 6, 2021 with Marianna Scott from Quantum Accounting Services provides creative professionals with an introduction to tax management. This recorded presentation will be removed on April 30, 2021. Youtube Video link: Art At Work: Tax Basics for Artists
How We Make Art
This recorded discussion panel from February 21, 2021 featured presentations by artists Germaine Koh, Sara Graham and Alyssa Schwann who have recently completed large-scale public artworks for the City of Richmond. The virtual presentation focused on how they started their public art practice and how they produce, administer and manage large-scale public art projects. This session is ideal for emerging or mid-career artists who are interested in expanding their art practice into the public realm. Youtube Video Link: Art At Work: How We Make Art
For more information on upcoming Art at Work programs visit: Richmond Art Gallery - Art at Work
by Atelier Anonymous and Michael Seymour
Gilbert Road Greenway
Wind Flowers is a large-scale public artwork that draws its inspiration from Richmond’s natural heritage and landscapes. It is comprised of 13 tall, undulating “wind-catchers” rising out of a field of native plant species. The artwork is located along the Gilbert Road Greenway to mark this important visual gateway to the city.
5191 Steveston Hwy
Two rectangular columns represent the shifting landscape and history of Richmond by providing viewers with a historical and contemporary property map. One column depicts a historical map of Richmond from the 1930’s, while the second column shows a present-day map from 2020. By presenting these contrasting images, the artist reminds us that maps are not benign representations of landscapes; they speak to systems of navigation, identification and property ownership. As such, the works encourage the viewer to look beneath the surface of maps and consider the region’s shifting history.
Art Wrap Program Update
Gilded Cage & Sturgeon Banksii
9271 Maskall Drive
Both the Gilded Cage and Sturgeon Banksii are found close to the artist’s home on Richmond’s West Dyke. The title is a playful reference to both the area and the many plant species named for the noted naturalist Sir Joseph Banks, who sailed with Captain James Cook aboard the Endeavour on his first great voyage of discovery.