Commute Bus Shelter Exhibit Showcases Artwork by Local Emerging Artists
June 6, 2019
Six downtown bus shelters showcase art in Victoria’s Commute exhibit, a series of original artworks by local, emerging artists.
A pilot project in partnership with PATTISON Outdoor Advertising, Commute will exhibit up to 18 artworks on downtown bus shelters from now until the end of May 2020.
The Commute bus shelter exhibit provides emerging artists the opportunity to participate in public art and exhibit their artworks in Victoria. The temporary installation is designed to encourage dialogue and new ways of thinking about neighbourhoods and public spaces, inspire local artists, and cultivate future public artists and audiences.
The selected artists were chosen by a jury made up of persons identifying as Indigenous or multicultural. The chosen artworks were created by an artist with a disability, an artist who was recently without a home, Indigenous artists and artists of colour. Each artist has an opportunity to display three different pieces of art over the course of the project.
Featured artists will include: Andrea Fritz, Joshua Ngenda, Neil McClelland, Anup Singh, Sarah Jim and Aviv Talya Dekel.
The artworks will rotate every four months. The first set will be displayed from June to September 2019; the second set from October 2019 to January 2020, and the third set from February to May 2020. (Top Right: Qullanumucun (orca) by Andrea Fritz)
Check Out the Art!
The second set of six artworks (in five locations) is now installed on bus shelters in downtown Victoria:
- Qullanumucun (orca) by Andrea Fritz –Yates and Broad Streets
- <untitled> by Joshua Ngenda – Yates and Broad Streets
- Smoke Sun (Magenta) by Neil McClelland – Yates Street between Blanshard and Quadra Streets
- System 2 by Anup Singh – Johnson and Quadra Streets
- Simultaneity by Sarah Jim – Yates and Ormond Streets
- Rainbow Sun by Aviv Talya Dekel – Yates Street between Camosun Street and Fernwood Road
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