The Marpole Public Art Project:
Destination Marpole

chART Public Art Marpole is a partnership between the Marpole BIA and Emily Carr University transforming Marpole into public art.

Marpole Community Mural Painting

AUG 2017 — Community Painting Day: All Welcome! Emily Carr students in partnership with the Marpole BIA are hosting a painting day to get the community involved in our new mural. 8002 Granville Street at 64th Wednesday, August 9th, 11:00am - 4:00pm Wear: Paint- and weather-appropriate clothing Children must be accompanied by an adult We will be painting fun, easy shapes that all ages can participate in! We hope to see you there!

 

chART marpole public art: new street mural + wraps to come

The chART public art project coordinators have been busy planning many new and exciting public art projects over the past few months.

In partnership with Emily Carr University, the Marpole BIA was pleased to sponsor two student art classes at the Marpole Fieldhouse at Oak Park (59th & Fremlin).

Tree of Life Project

The Tree of Life is a universal ode to the power of nature.

The image of a tree transcends cultures, languages and experiences.

The beading project led by student artist Katie Kerluke, took place over the winter and early spring.
Workshops were held at the Oak Park Fieldhouse, as well as at the Marpole Community Centre.

More than 200 trees were created out of colourful beads, and attached to the fencing at the Fieldhouse.

The tree rings will be distributed at the upcomoing Marpole Day on June 4th at the Community Centre.

Electrical Box Wraps at Safeway

Similar to the existing box wraps at West 66th, West 70th, and at Marpole Place on Hudson St., the large electrical box in front of Safeway on Granville St. and four intersection light standards will receive the artistic wrapping treatment this June 2016.

Look for a whimsical design that incorporates artwork by local children, showcasing what is important to them in their own lives and community.

The wrap project was a collaborative effort led by student artist Andrea Lemus, in conjunction with local students and children at Marpole Community Centre workshops.

Marpole Mural: We Are Here

Have you seen the brand new mural on West 68th Avenue, west of Granville Street?

The We Are Here on-street mural showcases the human-made street grid and the natural topography of the Marpole community.

It is a collaboration of Emily Carr University student artists Cheryl Lee (painting), Xian Luo (industrial design) and Simeng Wang (industrial and communication design).

The mural was painted by the artists and student volunteers over the May long weekend. Several other projects will flow from this mural, including a stitched textile map and a paper map.

Our thanks to chART marpole coordinator extraordinaire Ashley Guindon, Dr. Cameron Cartiere, City of Vancouver, the artists and our many volunteers.

Watch marpoleonline.com for more details.

The five year chART Marpole Public Art project is a collaborative partnership between the Marpole BIA and Emily Carr University. The project is also generously supported by the Research Council of Canada, Social Sciences and Humanities.

#marpoleinbloom Instagram Contest Profiles Beauty

JUN 2015 — There's no doubt that spring is one of the most beautiful times of year in the Marpole community.

With the profusion of cherry trees in the hood, the spring months are filled with pink and white blossoms, as well as bursting colour from other sources.

In celebration of the many ways in which Marpole comes alive during spring, we launched the first #marpoleinbloom Instagram contest in April.

Student social media intern Matthew Wong curated the many entries that were received at our account @marpolevillage. (You should check it out.)

The entries show some fine amateur photography skills, as well as an appreciation of the natural beauty and colour in the neighbourhood.

While it was a difficult choice, the three photos below depict the winning entries in the contest. The photos were chosen for their composition, unique capture of the contest theme, and overall style.
The delighted winners were awarded gift cards to local Marpole merchants of their choosing.

Be social! Follow the @marpolevillage Instagram and Twitter feeds to keep tabs on our next photo contest!

Marpole In Bloom

#MyMarpole Instagram + #MarpoleInBloom Contest

As part of its partnership with Emily Carr University, the Marpole BIA has sponsored an art class at the Marpole Fieldhouse at Oak Park.

One of the five art projects that is rolling out into the Marpole community over the next six months is the #MyMarpole Instagram and Social Media Internship.

Student artist Matthew Wong is maintaining the @marpolevillage Instagram account, promoting the businesses, food, streets, and beauty in the Marpole community.

Matthew Wong is a metro Vancouver resident that first became interested in photography through his cellphone. The possibilities of capturing the beauty around him everyday spurred him on to pursue photography in-depth.

Matthew has been photographing the streets of Vancouver for nearly six years and loving every minute of it. He is currently studying photography at Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

In addition to posting curated photographs of Marpole on a regular basis, Matthew will be conducting photography workshops at seniors centers, local schools, and the Marpole Library.

As the spring season is one of the most beautiful times of the year in Marpole, the Marpole BIA is celebrating with its first ever Instagram contest.

Photographers and instagrammers - young, old, amateur, or pro - are encouraged to celebrate spring by showing off the best blooms, sunny surprises and spring flings in our community.

Photos must be posted to Instagram, tag the @marpolevillage account, and include the hashtags #mymarpole and #marpoleinbloom.

Prizes include gift cards and swag from Marpole businesses, courtesy of the Marpole Business Association!

Matthew Wong

Marpole Branch Library Mural is complete

Vancouver, BC -- The new chART public art marpole community mural on the walls of the Marpole Branch of the Vancouver Public Library is now complete!

The Marpole Library mural was supported by the City of Vancouver's Neighbourhood Matching Fund, the Marpole BIA, Joy Kogawa House and the Vancouver Public Library.

The mural is intended to beautify the Library to further enhance its atmosphere, generating new interest in the location for community members who may not be aware of the library's offerings.

READ ME is a community-engaged mural project that aims to demonstrate the wonder of books and encourage individuals to touch, share, and be inspired by them.

The public was encouraged to suggest book titles that line the bottom of the mural.

Nearly 200 book titles were suggested, and then painted onto each book spine on the mural walls.
The mural outline and painting took place during the sunny and warm final week of September.

Community youth volunteers did an outstanding job filling in the mural outline on the east and southern sides of the Library building.

Artist Ashley Guindon and her assistants completed the final touches by the light of their smartphones on the last evening that weekend.

Community feedback has been unanimously positive about this succcessful public art project. Special thanks to Busy Bee Cleaners, and food sponsors Subway and Safeway.!

The Marpole Library is getting a community mural!

Marpole artists transform local Vancouver Public Library Branch with colorful community mural

Vancouver, BC -- The Marpole Library is getting a community mural this week! Produced in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library, Marpole BIA, Historic Joy Kogawa House, chART: Public Art Marpole, and artist Ashley Guindon, the mural will celebrate the branch's long history of providing endless worlds of imagination, play and learning.

The mural is intended to beautify the library to further enhance its atmosphere, generating new interest in the location for community members who may not be aware of the library's offerings.

READ ME is a community engaged mural project that aims to demonstrate the wonder of books and encourage individuals to touch, share, and be inspired by them.

For the mural design, artist Ashley Guindon has proposed a playful collage of natural elements, mythical creatures, and far-off places, all presented in silhouettes of eye- catching colours.

Members of the public - including children - are invited to participate and help transform the Marpole Library into a work of art. Elements of the mural will be painted onto the Marpole Library this week, in preparation for the community painting party that will take place this October 3rd and 4th weekend, at 8386 Granville Street at 67th Avenue.

Participants are requested to RSVP to artist Ashley Guindon at chart@ecuad.ca. Children under 10 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Come join us and help to transform the Marpole Library, and remember to wear paint-appropriate clothing!

The mural is generously funded by the Neighborhood Matching Fund and the Marpole BIA. Partners wish to thank the City of Vancouver for its support of this mural project.

A community mural to celebrate Marpole Library's history of providing endless worlds of imagination, play, and learning!

Produced in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library, Marpole BIA, Joy Kogawa House, chART: Public Art Marpole, and artist Ashley Guindon, the mural will celebrate the branch's long history of providing endless worlds of imagination, play and learning. The mural is generously funded by the Neighborhood Matching Fund and the Marpole BIA.

The Marpole Library is getting a community mural!

As an integral part of the mural's design, Guindon has produced a series of open workshops for community feedback and inspiration. All are welcome to join in, meet Marpole's dedicated artists and writers, and visit the community's hubs of creativity and learning.

  • Marpole Summerfest, Saturday July 18, 11-3, booth at 66th and Granville.
  • Open House: Joy Kogawa House, Saturday July 25, 2-4, 1450 West 64th Ave.
  • Open House: chART Public Art Marpole's Oak Park Fieldhouse, Sunday July 26, 12-4, 7575 Fremlin St.

In addition, Guindon has arranged a unique opportunity for youth ages 12-18 to explore the Marpole Library outside of regular hours. Participants will record their experiences in a drawing journal, and their feedback will help to inspire the mural design.

READ ME: Into The Stacks at Marpole Library, Tuesday, July 28th, 9-11, 8386 Granville St.

Please email chart@ecuad.ca to sign up for an event, to get involved in the mural painting in September, and for regular updates.

chART public art marpole: paper bees, murals and wraps

The chART public art crew has been busy planning some incredible public art projects over the winter months!

Seed Paper Making at Summerfest

The chART team is pulping office paper, mixing it with water and flower seeds, making handmade paper, and then die-cutting the seed paper into bees, which will be spread and planted into pollinator pastures in Marpole and Richmond.

Check out their paper-making and other fun art activities at Summerfest on Saturday, July 18th.

Electrical Box Wraps at Safeway

Similar to the existing box wraps at West 66th, West 70th, and at Marpole Place on Hudson St., the large electrical box in front of Safeway on Granville St. will receive the wrapping treatment.

In recognition of the existing Musqueum First Nations artwork present on the Safeway development site, chART is partnering with the Aboriginal Gathering Place at Emily Carr University a design in a similar spirit.

Marpole Library Mural

Through the sponsorship of Joy Kogawa House, the Vancouver Public Library, and the Marpole BIA, chART has received a City matching grant from the Neighbourhood Matching Fund for the Marpole Library Mural Project.

The community and youth in particular will be encouraged to engage and get painting on the mural this summer.

The mural concept is Read Me, based on a 2010 children’s story, It’s a Book, which explores the tension between physical books and our technological world of tablets, smartphones and e-readers.

The proposed mural will be colourful, engaging to children, and will bring the community together in celebrating literacy and our Marpole Library.

Watch marpoleonline.com for more details from late-June 2015 on.

The five year chART Marpole Public Art project is a collaborative partnership between the Marpole BIA and Emily Carr University. The project is also generously supported by the Research Council of Canada, Social Sciences and Humanities.

New public art installation 'Meniscus Series' takes over seven city bus shelters in the Marpole neighborhood

Sep 21, 2014 — Vancouver, BC — A fluid series of public art installations have taken over the city of Vancouver's bus shelters, along Granville Street in the Marpole commercial district.

The Meniscus Series, presented in the seven Marpole bus shelters along Granville Street (from 63rd Street to SW Marine Drive), was commissioned by chART: Public Art Marpole, a public art research project by Dr. Cameron Cartiere, of Emily Carr University of Art + Design. The research is supported in part by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Meniscus was completed in collaboration with the Marpole Business Improvement Association and the City of Vancouver's Integrated Graffiti Management Program, and CBS/JCDecaux.

The Meniscus Series is based on a photography series by artist Nathalie Lavoie. The works depicts two bodies of water merging: fresh water from the Mackenzie River as it is dropped into the salty waters of the Pacific Ocean. By mixing these specific waters, the artist is referencing her own experience of moving back and forth between her home along the river in the Northwest Territories and Emily Carr University on Granville Island while she pursued her Masters Degree. This movement between the two waters challenged her sense of place, her understanding of site, and what it means to carry history from one location to another.

The scientific term "meniscus" refers to the curved surface of a liquid in a container. In this series of macroscopic photographs, one type of water is dropped into a container of another type, thus disrupting the meniscus and making it impossible to accurately read the measurement. As the two waters mix, the transformation alters the solutions in a process that is simultaneously creative and destructive. These photographs makes visible the transformation, capturing the moment at which it is most noticeable but not measurable.

The development of the 2014 bus shelter wrap series in Marpole stems from the creation of a single temporary bus shelter wrap in August, 2012. The work, Cloud Coordinate, by Elisa Yon and Felicia Gail responded to a decommissioned shelter on the corner of Granville & 71st. The bus shelter was slated for removal and taken off the maintenance schedule; however there was an extensive delay in the actual demolition and over time the appearance of the shelter deteriorated, with peeling vinyl, scratched glass, and graffiti. chART: Public Art Marpole, with Emily Carr University of Art + Design graduate students, turned the structure into a temporary public artwork. Though the piece was only up for six months, at which point the shelter was dismantled, the response from the community was overwhelmingly positive. With this in mind, chART chose to pursue a new wrap project, this time on a larger scale, and the Meniscus Series was born.

chART: Public Art Marpole is a long-term research partnership between the community of Marpole and Dr. Cameron Cartiere of Emily Carr University of Art + Design. chART aims to support public art and community engagement through creativity and innovation. The project's research focuses on the sustainable cultural, environmental, social, and economic impact of public art within a community.

Contact chART: Phone / 604 440 0707 Email / chart@ecuad.ca Twitter / @chARTmarpole Facebook / Chart: Public Art Marpole

May 14, 2014 — chART: public art marpole sprinkles murals, little free libraries & a rubber ducky abacus throughout Marpole community

Vancouver, BC -- The Marpole Business Improvement Association (BIA) is pleased to announce the latest flurry of public art projects that have been installed throughout the Marpole community over the past two weeks.

A new on-street mural, two Little Free Libraries, and an abacus shelter made up of rubber duckies saved from the landfill are the latest public art projects to appear in the heart of the Marpole neighborhood, in and around Granville St.

Leaves and Fishes On-Street Mural: West 67th Avenue at Granville Street

The new 'Leaves and Fishes' mural was designed by Briea Mainwaring and a group of Emily Carr University of Art + Design Illustration students as a class assignment. The design was chosen from four possibilities by a jury of Marpole BIA representatives and Emily Carr faculty. The on-street mural depicts flora and fauna native to the Marpole area, and is located at 67th and Granville. Another on-street mural, Fractal by Alejandro Quinteros, is installed at 66th and Granville. Both murals are sponsored by the City of Vancouver's VIVA Vancouver program.

"VIVA Vancouver projects, such as the Marpole on-street mural, contribute positively to the overall vibrancy and street life in areas around Vancouver by promoting neighbourhood interaction and engaging businesses," says Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson.

More than 15 Emily Carr student volunteers and staff worked to apply special non-toxic ecological paint donated by Cloverdale Paint, and were kept fed and watered by Marpole BIA member Subway.

"After more than a year of planning, we are beyond thrilled to see both murals come to life," says Claudia Laroye, Executive Director of the Marpole BIA. "The community response has been fantastic - people are very happy to see these amazing artworks in Marpole."

Little Free Library at Bean Around the World, 65th and Granville

This little free library was designed in collaboration with Bean Around the World. This unique sculpture/ library is registered officially as part of the international movement at littlefreelibrary.org. The seed books, which are all on the theme of travel, were donated by Characters Book Store, a Marpole business that closed in 2012. The community is encouraged to borrow, take, or leave books when they visit the coffee shop.

Little Free Library at St. Augustine's Anglican Church, 71st and Hudson

This little free library was originally designed in collaboration with Marpole Place Neighborhood House and Marpole Family Place, and was created for their location at 70th and Hudson. Recent flood damage, however, has caused the organizations to temporarily relocate to St. Augustine's. While this library still belongs to Marpole Place Neighborhood House and Marpole Family Place, it has been installed for the time being at St. Augustine's for the neighborhood to enjoy. This unique sculpture/library is registered officially as part of the international movement at littlefreelibrary.org. The seed books, which are all on the theme of food, cooking, and gardening, were donated by Characters Book Store, a Marpole business that closed in 2012. The community is encouraged to borrow, take, or leave books when they visit the church. This little free library also has built-in seating and a planter box. The planter houses a row of lavender and marks the location as part of the Vancouver Parks Department's Pollinator Project.

Duck Abacus at Kiddy Junction Academy, 71st and Hudson

Duck Abacus is a fun and playful structure that also serves as an educational tool about sustainability and environmental impact. chART received word that 7,000 rubber duckies, which had been used in a fundraiser "river race", would be thrown out if a use for them could not be found. chART was able to take 3,000 ducks, using 1,000 to build the shelter and giving 2,000 away, mostly to children, to "re-home". The Abacus traveled to festivals last summer, and has found a more permanent home here at Kiddy Junction Academy.

chART is a long-term research partnership between the community of Marpole and Dr. Cameron Cartiere of Emily Carr University of Art + Design. chART aims to support public art and community engagement through creativity and innovation. Their research focuses on the sustainable cultural, environmental, social, and economic impact of public art within a community. chART is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

The Marpole BIA extends its thanks to the artists, Dr. Cameron Cartiere, Dean of Graduate Studies, Professor Derwin Talon, Illustration Program, and Ashley Guindon, chART public art marpole Coordinator, for their support and assistance.

chArt Marpole | Public Art Project Update

MAY 2014 — A lot has been happening on the chART public art marpole front over the past few months.

Marpole Street banner by Set Narathipphatthara

Street Banners — Last Fall, the undergraduate Illustration program at Emily Carr University (ECUAD) worked on producing street banner designs that would be judged by a panel including Marpole BIA members.

The most popular banner design would become the next spring banner sponsored by the MBA and hanging along the Marpole commercial district.

The winning banner was created by Set Narathipphatthara, an international Illustration student from Thailand, studying at ECUAD.

"We are very happy to showcase the talented work from the student design competition through our partners at Emily Carr University," says Marpole BIA President Michael Tee.

"This modern and striking street banner design highlights many of the important physical elements that are part of our community - the Arthur Laing Bridge, north arm of the Fraser River, and airport traffic from YVR."

The street banner will be on display until June, and will reappear next spring as part of a regular banner rotation.

The Marpole BIA thanks the artist Set Narathipphatthara, Dr. Cameron Cartiere, Dean of Graduate Studies, Professor Derwin Talon, Illustration Program, and Ashley Guindon, chART public art marpole Coordinator, for their support and assistance.

Street Murals — The month of May will see the touch up of the existing on-street mural on West 66th Avenue, and the painting of a completely new mural on West 67th Avenue.

The new 67th Avenue mural will showcase the natural interplay of Fraser River salmon and autumn leaves in a colourful, circular pattern.

Weather permitting, the murals will be completed by the end of the May long weekend.

Bus Shelter Wraps — Following the highly successful and well-received Cloud Coordinate shelter wrap at 71st Avenue, there are plans in the works to wrap the other Marpole shelters in public art.

The design and theme is still a closely-guarded secret, but we look forward to highlighting that project in our Summer newsletter, once it has become a reality!

chART Marpole Public Art "Park-a-Park"

DEC 2013 — The chART: public art marpole project continues to showcase new and exciting public art concepts around the neighbourhood.

The latest project transformed a disposal bin into a mobile community hub. Complete with umbrellas, plants, tables and benches, the Park-a-Park was 'parked' at Churchill High School, Marpole Place Neighbourhood House, and the Marpole Bank of Montreal branch on Granville St.

Park-a-Park hosted a number of well-attended community events, including a potluck, pumpkin carving and community dinner.

Special thanks to Harry Liang and the staff at the Bank of Montreal for their support and assistance with this project.

The project was coordinated and hosted by Julien Thomas, Vancouver-based social artist, community facilitator, and creator of the
Stick Shift and Gather Round projects.Parka-Park is a component of chART: Public Art Marpole, a research partnership between the community of Marpole, greater Vancouver, and Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

Fourth Plinth West project

JUN 2013 — Time flies! chART public art marpole is now into its second summer.

After several successful public art projects over its first year, including - Bench'd: Where Worlds Collide, Show Me How, Cloud Coordinate bus shelter transformation, and Limelight: saturday night - chART is introducing its latest art creation.

Through the participation and support of Art Knapp Plantland, Emily Carr Artist Lloyd Stone, chART has unveiled its latest public art project:: Fourth Plinth West.
The Fourth Plinth was an empty plinth in London's Trafalgar Square that had been designed in the 19th century and intended for an equestrian sculpture that was never built due to lack of funds. The plinth sat unadorned for 150 years.

In 1998, the RSA and Mayor of London established the Fourth Plinth Programme, featuring temporary artistic works curated by a judging panel, including input from public comments.

chART public art marpole's Fourth Plinth West has been inspired by London's successful program, and the first Plinth Artwork is now on display outside Art Knapp, on Granville at 71st Avenue.

The temporary artwork is entitled Caducus, and the sculpture evokes the fragile sphere of earth and its vegetation, combined with 'crudeness, an ugly beauty that threatens collapse." The plinth is on wheels and is moved in and out daily by Art Knapp's supportive staff.

This first Fourth Plinth West installation will last the summer months. In the fall, a new Emily Carr artist and Marpole BIA member business host will be chosen. We welcome your expression of interest in this project, should you wish to steward the Plinth in fall 2013 or next spring 2014.

The five year Marpole Public Art project is a collaborative partnership between the Marpole BIA and Emily Carr University. The Fourth Plinth West project is also generously supported by the Research Council of Canada, Social Sciences and Humanities.

NOV 2012 — The chART Marpole Public Art project - a partnership between the Marpole BIA and Emily Carr University (ECU), has steadily been transforming Marpole into public art.

As you may have noticed, graduate students from ECU have cleaned and completely renovated the abandoned former BLine shelter at Granville & 71st Avenue into a thought-provoking, cozy and dream-like environment for
everyone to enjoy. The public and transit users have taken notice.

"The pictures embedded into the siding of the bus shelter
at Granville and 70th Ave are absolutely fantastic. If every bus stop could be modelled this way, how lovely it would be. Keep up the good work to make the city more inviting with your artwork."

The ECU faculty and students have also been busy planning a sculptural design for merchants to adopt. Entitled Fourth Plinth West, this movable and adaptable public art piece will be hosted by different MBA members and showcase a rotating art sculpture piece every few months. The Fourth Plinth is based upon the city of London's successful program in Trafalgar Square, where juried public art is put in place on a 'plinth' on an annual basis.

Another exciting project scheduled for mid-January will see the downtown and most southern portions of Granville
St. unite, in Limelight: Saturday night. In partnership with Emily Carr University, the City of Vancouver, the Downtown
Vancouver BIA, and Sans Facon, this public art installation 'creates a different approach to street lighting by replacing two existing street light heads with theatre spotlights, creating an invitation to passers-by to temporarily transform the street into a stage.'

This project will be an incredibly exciting experience to host in Marpole, and we know the community will embrace it with the same enthusiasm that it has for the on-street chalk murals, memory projects, and Marpole Arts Collective evenings.

SEP 2012 — The chART Marpole Public Art project - a partnership between the Marpole BIA and Emily Carr University (ECU), has steadily been transforming Marpole into public art. Graduate students from ECU have cleaned and completely renovated the abandoned former BLine shelter at Granville & 71st Avenue into a thoughtprovoking, cozy and dream-like environment for everyone to enjoy. The public and transit users have taken notice. "The pictures embedded into the siding of the bus shelter at Granville and 70th Ave are absolutely fantastic. If every bus stop could be modelled this way, how lovely it would be. Keep up the good work to make the city more inviting with your artwork." Our sincere thanks to Dr. Cameron Cartiere, Ashley Guindon, Elisa Yon, and Felicia Batzloff of Emily Carr University, Grant Woff, City of Vancouver, as well as TransLink & Coast Mountain Bus Company representatives for their assistance in making this incredible project a reality.

JUN 2012 — The Marpole Public Art project is heating up!

There are multiple projects on the go starting this month. Bench'd: A Seated Place Where Worlds Collide will take place on June 16th, between 11 AM - 3 PM, on the benches in the Marpole commercial district. Marpolians from many walks of life - residents, historians, First Nations and business people, will sit down for a drop-in experience and chat to reconnect in person about issues f past, present & future.

Show Me How, an interactive illustrative guide to sharing local wisdom & knowledge, will be located at Characters Books & Coffee, from June 10th to the 24th. Everyone is invited to "Show How" to make something, whether it's how to tie a sari, make dumplings or draw a stick figure. The Show Me How illustrations will be displayed at Characters, and compiled into a book at the end of the project.

The City-sponsored VIVA Vancouver on-street Chalk Art Mural will be sketched out by members of the community and Emily Carr University illustration students along 66th Avenue on Marpole Summerfest, Saturday, July 14th. The sketches will be recorded, refined and final submissions juried through the fall. The final, permanent on-street mural will be painted onto 66th Avenue in spring 2013.

There are also plans for a children's art casting project (in partnership with Marpole Family Place), a 'Marpole Imagined' photo project for youth, and a reimagined 98 BLine bus shelter at 71st Avenue.

The five year Marpole Public Art project is a collaborative partnership between the Marpole BIA and Emily Carr University.

JAN 2012 — The Marpole BIA is very pleased and excited to announce that through our formal partnership with Emily Carr University's Graduate Studies Department, we have received funding for the research and development of "The Marpole Project: Destination Marpole" public art program.

The Marpole BIA and Emily Carr have committed to the development of a five-year public art program. This grant, from the MITACS Internship Program at the University of British Columbia, will fund the initial research and development stage of the Destination Marpole Project.

It will enable the hiring of a Graduate Student Intern, who will work in the community and make the connections with local residents, businesses, and stakeholder groups over the next six months to establish the base framework for the Destination Marpole project.

The Marpole BIA is seeking some assistance in sourcing some workspace for a short, six month timeframe, in which the Intern could establish a physical presence on Granville Street for community outreach and drop-in. Please contact Claudia @ 604-418-8232 if you can assist us in providing this space.

We will be contacting those members who currently have vacancies that could be better utilized as a vibrant art space on a temporary basis.