June 2015

Get your cameras ready: another round of giant, outdoor art has been installed in Vancouver. The third instalment of the Vancouver Biennale began in spring 2014 and continues to 2016. Every other year, the celebration brings massive works of public art to locations throughout Vancouver and surrounding communities. As part of the 2014-16 Biennale, some 30 outdoor sculptures are being installed in Metro Vancouver and surrounding municipalities. Sculpures include "Giants" by Brazilian grafitti artists Os Gemeos who painted six cement silos on Granville Island to look like people (pictured left) and F Grass - a 182-square-meter installation composed of 1328 tufts of iron grass by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei. Each Biennale exhibition features a combination of famous and emerging contemporary artists. The full list of artists on display can be viewed on the website. http://www.vancouverbiennale.com/


Extra! Vancouver has a progressive public art program with around 350 outdoor art works found in parks, transit shelters and random street corners. Consider a story weaving Vancouver's outdoor public art into a walking tour of the city, with stops at locations such as Douglas Coupland's Digital Orca.