A float­ing sculp­ture by Cedric, Nathan and Jim Bomford


Sep­tem­ber 17, Wednes­day
We will be leav­ing False Creek tomor­row after a 2-week stay. We enjoyed hav­ing Emily Carr fac­ulty con­duct some of their classes on board — great inspi­ra­tion! Thanks to all the water-born vis­i­tors who explored Dead­head on the week­ends — we con­tinue to appre­ci­ate your enthu­si­as­tic sup­port for Dead­head. We are now head­ing over to the Fraser River. Please check back for more infor­ma­tion.

Sep­tem­ber 14, Sun­day,  OPEN HOURS:  3 — 5:30 pm 
Catch a False Creek Ferry from either the Granville Island dock (located north of the Granville Island Mar­ket) or from the dock on the west side of David Lam Park. Check this MAP before head­ing over. Fare is $1.75 one way.

Sep­tem­ber 8 - 14
We are sched­ul­ing vis­its for inter­ested groups and Emily Carr Uni­ver­sity fac­ulty and stu­dents. If you would like to visit, please email us at info@othersights.ca.

Sep­tem­ber 2, Tues­day
After a per­fect sum­mer moor­age, we said a fond farewell to all of our friends at the Van­cou­ver Mar­itime Museum and to the won­der­ful wharfin­gers who watch over the docks at Her­itage Har­bour. The Blue Water Sys­tems crew arrived and fired up the winch, pulled up the spuds, and towed us to our new loca­tion in False Creek, just off of George Wain­born Park.


Dead­head Project Part­ners: Van­cou­ver Mar­itime Museum and the Van­cou­ver Cham­ber Choir. Pre­sen­ta­tion House Gallery pro­vided valu­able sup­port for the com­mis­sion­ing and stu­dio pro­duc­tion phases.

Spe­cial thanks to Blue Water Sys­tems located in Delta BC.

We grate­fully acknowl­edge the sup­port of Arts Part­ners in Cre­ative Devel­op­ment, British Colum­bia Arts Coun­cil, The City of Van­cou­ver, The Canada Coun­cil for the Arts, Bur­rard Arts Foun­da­tion, The Leon and Thea Koerner Foun­da­tion, Van­cou­ver Foun­da­tion, and Ham­ber Foundation.



Grow diy Manual

Holly Schmidt

Book Launched

From May 1st to Novem­ber 30th, 2011 Other Sights for Artists’ Projects pre­sented Grow, a project by Van­cou­ver artist Holly Schmidt. The Grow DIY Man­ual draws from the writ­ing and cre­ative projects gen­er­ated dur­ing the project.

Inspired by the Farm­ers’ Almanac which is a repos­i­tory for sage advice about gar­den­ing, weather pre­dic­tions and can­ning recipes, the Grow DIY Man­ual brings together crit­i­cal writ­ing, illus­trated DIY projects, weather reports and local sea­sonal recipes. The man­ual acts as both a reflec­tion on the Grow project and a look for­ward to future possibilities.

Con­trib­u­tors include: Bar­bara Cole, Randy Lee Cut­ler, Mag­no­lia Pauker, Alexan­der McNaughton, and Holly Schmidt.

We grate­fully acknowl­edge the sup­port of the Canada Coun­cil for the Arts. Learn more about the project.

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I Know What I Want: Open Studio

An Other Sights col­lab­o­ra­tion with The West­ern Front and 221A

Other Sights is col­lab­o­rat­ing with The West­ern Front and 221A on a publicly-sited research inten­sive about the pos­si­ble futures of the Kingsway, Broad­way and Main Street neigh­bour­hood in Van­cou­ver. In addi­tion to con­duct­ing inter­views with local inde­pen­dent busi­ness peo­ple, cul­tural lead­ers and mem­bers of the design and plan­ning com­mu­nity, we gath­ered and cir­cu­lated ideas from neigh­bours at the West­ern Front 40th Anniver­sary party.

Between July 22 and 28, mem­bers of the Other Sights col­lec­tive cre­ated an Open Stu­dio at the Kings­gate Mall. Using an aer­ial view of the inter­sec­tion, we mod­eled the desires that were offered on site and through othersights.ca. The model adapted, com­bined and recom­bined these ideas through­out the week.

We grate­fully acknowl­edge the finan­cial sup­port of the Province of British Colum­bia. Learn more about the project.

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