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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.
2020 Capture Photography Festival
Richmond Public Art in partnership with Richmond Art Gallery presents photo-based works for the Capture Photography Festival. Each installation evokes personal, historical, and spiritual intimacies that connect us to each other and our communities. The temporary works are currently on view until September 1, 2020.
Lansdowne Canada Line Station
Growing up on the Canadian Prairies, a descendant of Mennonites, Emily Neufeld’s interest lies in the relationships between the environment and the people who inhabit it. Over the last two years Neufeld has visited and photographed a dozen of these empty houses, where the work takes on a performative aspect. Once in the structures, she considers the history of the inhabitants, the building with its contents, and performs interventions – creating sculptures from the various materials found within the homes and yards.
Self portrait with mended flesh
Manuel Axel Strain
Aberdeen Canada Line Station
Self portrait with mended flesh by two-spirit artist Manuel Axel Strain is a diptych depicting the artist’s connection to their Grandmother. The work is born out of the artist’s internalized struggle to accept their own identity. Wrapped in their grandmother’s scarf, the artist’s arms metaphorically carry a spiritual connection and kinship to their ancestors. With such gestures of guidance and care by the older generation, the artist reflects on the traumatic times of their life, expressed in terms of vulnerability and resilience in reference to current and historical forms of colonial violence.
No.3 Road Art Columns, Call to Artists
***Extended Deadline for Submissions***
Are you a Richmond-based arts group who would like to showcase the work of your members? The City of Richmond Public Art Program seeks proposals for the next No.3 Road Art Columns Exhibition from August 1, 2020 to January 31, 2021. Each selected arts group will receive a commission fee of $1,500 for four (4) print-ready digital artwork files. Production and installation costs will be the responsibility of the City of Richmond. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, April 7, 2020. For more information and how to apply, visit: www.richmond.ca/culture/publicart/opportunities
Alexandra Greenway Integrated Public Artwork
Call to Artists
Are you a Richmond-based artist looking for ways to expand your art practice while in self-isolation? The Richmond Public Art Program is seeking an artist to create a 2D design to be integrated into the Alexandra Greenway, a non-vehicular and multi-use pathway between Alexandra Road and Alderbridge Way. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, April 7, 2020. For more info and how to apply please visit www.richmond.ca/culture/publicart/opportunities
Artist Instagram Takeovers @howartworks
Stay tuned for artist Instagram takeovers @howartworks. For the month of April, Public Art will be featuring this year's commissioned artists from the Engaging Artists in Community Program including @beespeaker, @hellowrcc and @popoandlola. Artists will be presenting fun and interactive art activities you can do in the comfort of your own home. Follow @howartworks and explore your creative expression.
2020 Lulu Speaker Series
The Lulu Series is annual spring series of talks about Art in the City and its importance to establishing connections between citizens and their communities.
Since 2003, the City of Richmond has presented regional, national and international speakers including acclaimed artists, architects, urban planners and other cultural leaders.
Free, but registration is required. Lectures are preceded by a short performance or presentation by a local artist.
For more information 2020 Lulu Series Brochure
The Blue Cabin – Year One
Due to the most recent public health guidelines regarding social distancing, "The Blue Cabin – Year One” by Barbara Cole talk scheduled for Thursday, March 19 is being cancelled and will be re-scheduled.
March 19, 2020, 7:00 pm
Richmond City Hall, 6911 No. 3 Road
Blue Cabin Committee member Barbara Cole will share the history of the Blue Cabin, from its humble beginnings as the home of North Shore Maritime labourers to its storied past as the creative home of Vancouver artists Al Neil and Carole Itter, to its restoration and first year of programming as a floating artist residency. This talk will be preceded by a short performance by members of the Canadian YC Chinese Orchestra.
Art At Work:
Copyright for Artists
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Richmond Art Gallery
7700 Minoru Gate
Copyright for Artists is a workshop for artists on how to understand copyright, its applications for creators, fair dealing and fair use.
For more information and to register.
Art at Work: Applying to Public Art Opportunities
Saturday, May 30, 2020
1:30 - 4:30 pm
Richmond Art Gallery
7700 Minoru Gate
Learn best practices in preparing applications for Public Art opportunities. This workshop will use example artist calls as the basis for a hands-on session led by staff from the Richmond Public Art Program. Through group exercises, participants will be provided with guidance in preparing applications for Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and Requests for Qualifications (RFQs).
Four Seasons of Movement
The enclosing fence for the Clement Track is created from the architectural fabric LaceFence, using varying pattern densities of chain link to replicate an image. The fence design is composed of four repeating panels representing each season at the track and around Minoru Park, as well as two panels of abstract designs derived from the elements of the track itself. The repeating pattern cycles counter-clockwise from inside the fence to work with the track users’ motion, or can be read more traditionally left-to-right from the exterior of the track.