Big Rock Candy Mountain

  • Lucien Durey. “Art in 2017: A View from Vancouver.” Canadian Art. December 18, 2017.SOUR VS SOUR is delicious and symbolic of the lively exchange between adults and kids instigated by Big Rock Candy Mountain’s inventive approach to public art. The project has proven that socially engaged practices can be funny and accessible while exploring new material approaches and furthering contemporary art dialogues. Jickling, Reed and Kwan are adept at selecting and combining playful, political and educational elements in a way that feels relevant and exciting. Next up: a chewable edition representative of recent explorations of gum as both a commodity and a sculptural medium.”
  • Leah Sandals. “Art as Child’s Play: Recent Projects with Kids in Vancouver.” Canadian Art. April 15, 2016. “In many worlds, particularly in a contemporary art world, it is thought that if we engage with children, it’s not serious, it’s not rigorous, there is nothing they have to offer,” Jickling continues. “But despite it being very stressful and despite it being misinterpreted by critics and curators [as art education rather than art] we still keep coming back and centering ourselves here.”

Slow Dirt



Digital Natives

The Games are Open – Köbberling & Kaltwasser

False Creek – T + T (Tony Romano and Tyler Brett)

Looking Up Series:
Phinnagins Wyaake – Aaron Carpenter

Launch of Park – Marko Simcic

  • Kevin Griffin. “When a greenway becomes a park-ing lot.” Vancouver Sun, 29 Nov. pg. F14 2008.
    ”Once placed on the street in spots used by people to park their cars, its physical presence should call attention to how the city’s urban space is used – especially how much land is set aside for parking so-called
    useful motorized vehicles.”
  • Robin Laurence. “Looking for a place to Park.” Georgia Straight, 2-8 Jan. page 27 2009.
    “Park creates a tension Simcic observes, between the public and the private. Between our sense of sharing and our sense of entitlement. Between our culture, domestic culture, and visual culture.”

Looking Up Series:
Vox Pop – Antonia Hirsch