I Know What I Want: Open Studio

Posted by on Nov 30, 2015 in I Know What I Want, Projects | No Comments

In July 2013, Other Sights collaborated 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. The process began by conducting interviews with local independent business people, cultural leaders and members of the design and planning community.

Slow Dirt

Posted by on Oct 1, 2015 in Projects, Slow Dirt | No Comments

Other Sights presents a three-part artwork created for Urgent Imagination: Art and Urban Development, a multi-site public art exhibition and 2-day conference that focuses on development in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood.

THE LARWILL PARK SITE PUBLIC ART PROJECTS

Posted by on Sep 28, 2015 in Inaugural Project, Larwill Park, Projects | No Comments

The Larwill Park site holds a unique place in the history of Vancouver. Distinguished first as a cricket and lacrosse pitch by early sportsmen, the lot hosted countless demonstrations, jubilees and celebrations, visits from colonial royalty, military exercises, goats, a chain gang, riots and fairs. This platform for celebration and for protest is now the proposed site of the new Vancouver Art Gallery.

Tailgate Event: Monument to Mysterious Fires

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Events, Monument to Mysterious Fires | No Comments
Tailgate Event: Monument to Mysterious Fires

On the occasion of the Capture Photography Festival, Other Sights has transformed 4 billboards at Quebec Street and East 5th Avenue into a temporary monument, commemorating the mysterious fires that have taken place in the Main Street vicinity of Mount Pleasant. Addressing the east/west and the north/south axes of the city and how they factor in the currencies of ‘views’ as well as the escalation of property values creeping eastward, Monument to Mysterious Fires triggers historical and recent memories of the neighbourhood. The billboards, set perpendicular to one another, carve out a sculptural space within a parking lot, in which to gather and reflect on the transformation of the city.

Monument to Mysterious Fires

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Monument to Mysterious Fires | No Comments

On the occasion of the Capture Photography Festival, Other Sights has transformed 4 billboards at Quebec Street and East 5th Avenue into a temporary monument, commemorating the mysterious fires that have taken place in the Main Street vicinity of Mount Pleasant. Addressing the east/west and the north/south axes of the city and how they factor in the currencies of ‘views’ as well as the escalation of property values creeping eastward, Monument to Mysterious Fires triggers historical and recent memories of the neighbourhood. The billboards, set perpendicular to one another, carve out a sculptural space within a parking lot, in which to gather and reflect on the transformation of the city.

Deadhead

Posted by on Jan 10, 2015 in Deadhead, Projects, When The Hosts Come Home | No Comments

“Deadhead” is a large-scale sculptural installation mounted to a barge and towed by tug to different locations along Vancouver’s waterways. Created by Cedric Bomford in collaboration with his father Jim Bomford (a retired engineer), and brother Nathan Bomford (an artist and builder), the sculpture is constructed primarily from salvaged materials, with some sections wrapped in photographic murals. A curious marine outpost, Deadhead’s enigmatic spaces are designed for public access. This floating artwork begins its life on the water with summer moorage in Heritage Harbour at the Vancouver Maritime Museum from June 14 to September 3, 2014.

When The Hosts Come Home

After the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic athletes gathered their medals and returned to their respective countries, Vancouver’s Olympic Village reverted from dormitory to “home” as condominium owners began to gradually move into the new “Village on False Creek”.

Narvaez Bay: Tidal Predictions performed aboard deadhead

Posted by on May 30, 2014 in Deadhead, Events | No Comments
Narvaez Bay: Tidal Predictions performed aboard deadhead

“Deadhead” is a large-scale sculptural installation mounted to a barge and towed by tug to different locations along Vancouver’s waterways. Created by Cedric Bomford in collaboration with his father Jim Bomford (a retired engineer), and brother Nathan Bomford (an artist and builder), the sculpture is constructed primarily from salvaged materials, with some sections wrapped in photographic murals. A curious aquatic outpost, Deadhead’s enigmatic spaces are designed for public access.

Art for Eat’s Sake:

Posted by on Jul 31, 2012 in Grow, Press | No Comments

Last summer, residents of Vancouver’s Southeast False Creek neighborhood were drawn into an unusual artistic experiment. On a vacant lot littered with the rusty remnants of the neighborhood’s industrial past, artist Holly Schmidt led volunteers in designing, building, planting,and harvesting a thriving container garden.

An art wave hits Granville and Robson

Posted by on Mar 15, 2012 in Looking Up, Press, Projects | No Comments

he two giant video screens at Granville and Robson normally snap and crackle with quick-hitting, colourful ads for companies such as Telus, Fido and WestJet. But next week, they’ll be showing something something completely different: two short films by internationally acclaimed artist Antonia Hirsch.