Three new murals have been added to the streetscapes of local neighbourhoods to mark Vancouver’s 125th anniversary and the city’s year as a Cultural Capital of Canada.
These new murals are supported by the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Cultural Capitals of Canada program and the City of Vancouver’s Great Beginnings program:
Portal by Christina Gray and Jon Reed
Location: Concession stand near the pool, eastside of Second Beach, Stanley Park.
Three painted panels depict iconic Vancouver architecture, including interior views of the BC Binning House and the Bloedel Conservatory, and an exterior view of Graham House designed by Arthur Erickson.
River of Crows (McLean Drive Mural)
Artistic coordination by Richard Tetrault
'River of Crows' - a new mural on McLean Drive. Photo by Esther Rausenberg
Images designed through a community process involving Britannia Community Centre, local artists, community members and Britannia Secondary School students.
Location: McLean Drive (from Parker to William Street) in the Commercial Drive neighbourhood of east Vancouver.
Measuring more than 9,000 square feet, this mural runs along a two-block-long retaining wall along the City’s Mosaic Bikeway and borders Britannia High School’s Oval Field.
A video about the project is available at:
St. James Community Service Society Mural by Joey Mallett and Rita Buchwitz
St James Community Service Society Mural at 315 Powell Street
St. James’s Cecelia House, 315 Powell Street, west wall
To celebrate 50 years of service by this remarkable Downtown Eastside non-profit organization, this mural adorns the wall with images that include herring, fishing vessels, cherry blossoms and cedar trees to capture the Japanese and aboriginal history of the neighbourhood.
An interactive mural map will go live September 25 at vancouver.ca/greatbeginnings