Date: The mural will be complete Sunday, September 11, 2011, and available to view on an ongoing basis.
Location: The mural is located on the east side of the Concession Stand at Second Beach in Stanley Park, beside the Second Beach Pool.
A new mural called ‘Portal’ by artists Christina Gray and Jon Reed will be installed this fall in Stanley Park at the Second Beach Concession Stand. The work is one of several mural projects for Vancouver’s 125th anniversary and designation as a Cultural Capital of Canada for 2011 and consists of a sequence of three painted round portals, each measuring approximately 9’ in diameter. The portals, installed on the otherwise blank wall of the Second Beach concession, show a series of iconic Vancouver spaces.
“The project came out of our desire to recognize some of the impressive architectural legacy that can be found throughout Vancouver,” said artist Christina Gray when asked to describe the project. “Both Jon and I work for architecture firms in Vancouver and we both feel that it is important to appreciate and value the work of some of the very talented architects in Vancouver’s history.”
“The completed mural will be three painted panels applied to the exterior of the Concession Stand. The panels are round image portals of three architectural vignettes from around the city. Given the location in Stanley Park, we were particularly interested in spaces that relate the built environment with the natural world and thus we chose an interior view of the BC Binning House, an exterior view of the Graham House designed by Arthur Erickson and an interior view of the Bloedel Conservatory.”
With support from the City of Vancouver’s Celebrate Vancouver 125 Murals and Great Beginnings programs and the participation of the Government of Canada.