Commute: A Bus Shelter-Based Art Exhibition

Commute: A Bus Shelter-Based Art Exhibition

The City of Victoria and PATTISON Outdoor Advertising are proud to present Commute, a unique, high-profile art opportunity for emerging, Indigenous and multicultural artists, craftspeople and artisans residing in the Capital Region, including the Gulf Islands.

The City has partnered with PATTISON to secure six bus shelter transit poster placements throughout the City of Victoria that will feature artwork from a range of local, emerging artists. This rotating showcase is an entry point for artists who have had little opportunity to participate in public art or exhibit their artwork in Victoria.

Short-term public art installations are important in enhancing the face of the city, and increasing its livability and creativity for both citizens and visitors. Commute is designed to stimulate dialogue and new ways of thinking about neighbourhoods and the public realm, inspire local artists, and cultivate future public artists and audiences.

Check Out the Art!

The panels will be installed in late June, and will feature the following local artists:

Margaret Birere, Dan Eastabrook, Alysha Farling, Kerri Flannigan, Emily Geen, Christoph James, Mike Lathrop, Amber Lomax, Renee Nault, Libby Oliver, Peruzzo, Shawn Pomeroy, Gillian Staples, Austin Willis, and Eriq Wong.

The panels will be located on bus shelters at these six locations:

  • Yates and Broad (2)
  • Johnson and Quadra
  • Yates in between Blanshard and Quadra
  • Yates and Ormond
  • Yates in between Camosun and Fernwood

Selection Process

Artists were chosen through a one-stage jury process. The Selection Committee included artists, design professionals, community members, and a representative of the Art in Public Places Committee. The Selection Committee was facilitated by City staff but the final decision was that of the Selection Committee.

Submission Deadline

Proposals were to be emailed to by 4 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, April 9, 2018.

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