Olympic Legacy Public Art


Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 — 12:05pm PST
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Often you can’t go a full city block in Vancouver without encountering a piece of public art. Vancouver Biennale has quite a bit to do with that but now we have even more sculptures, installations, and statues that have been put in place as an Olympic legacy. About 20 permanent and temporary public artworks were commissioned for the 2010 Winter Games and among them are eight legacy sites that feature works from veteran and up-and-coming artists.

The legacy sites have the following pieces on display until December 2010 or later:

Ice Light by Gunda Förster

Official Launch of Ice Light at City Hall for Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics
Photo credit: Susan Gittins on Flickr

Walk In/Here You Are by Christian Kliegel & Cate Rimmer


Photo credit: Lady Artemis on Flickr

Words Don’t Fit the Picture by Ron Terada


Photo credit: arkangl on Flickr

Photo credit: Ariane C on Flickr

The Birds by MyFanwy Macleod
Located at the Olympic Village, Millennium Water development (photo right)

Aerodynamic Forms in Space by Rodney Graham
Located at the Georgia Street Entrance to Stanley Park

Boulevard by Adrian Göllner & Pierre Poussin
Located on Cambie Street from Broadway to King Edward Avenue. Also in Yaletown on Hamilton & Mainland Streets, Pacific Boulevard to West Georgia Street

Garde-temps by Tania Ruiz Gutiérrez
Located under the Cambie Street Bridge at West 2nd Avenue by the Olympic Village Canada Line Station

Should you have photos of public art in Vancouver (from legacy sites, Biennale, V-TARP etc.) please feel free to add them to the Miss604 Flickr Group. If enough are collected, I will feature them in my Week in Photos post on Sunday or Monday.

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One comment

  1. Livingsword says:

    Although the local art scene has improved slightly it still seems impoverished when compared to many other cities…however much of Vancouver’s architecture is quite good…

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