Vancouver Façade Festival at the Vancouver Art Gallery

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Partnering with the Burrard Arts Foundation for the 3rd annual Façade Festival, the Vancouver Art Gallery will host a large-scale and immersive projection mapping experience with stunning works from ten contemporary British Columbia-based artists for one week in September.

Vancouver Façade Festival

When: September 4 to 10, 2017, 7:30pm to 12:00am nightly
Where: Georgia St side of the Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby St)

Façade Festival 2017 is a projection-mapping and outdoor architectural intervention that transforms the Georgia Street façade of the Vancouver Art Gallery with the work of emerging and established contemporary artists from British Columbia. These monumental projections respond to the urban environment with vibrant creativity and provide viewers with a unique experience of visual art within the public realm.

Organized by the Burrard Arts Foundation, five members of the local arts community made up the selection committee (Kate Bellringer, Christian Chan, Rachel Lafo, Chris Shier and Stephanie Rebick), collectively determining the ten artists included in this year’s festival.

Schedule and Participating Artists

Monday, September 4th: Shawn Hunt & Evann Siebens
Tuesday, September 5th: Diyan Achjadi & James Nizam
Wednesday, September 6th: Scott Billings & Luke Ramsey
Thursday, September 7th: Fiona Ackerman & Ben Skinner
Friday, September 8th: Annie Briard & Paul Wong
Saturday, September 9th: Encore of all artists’ works
Sunday, September 10th: Projection mapping grand finale by Go2 Productions followed by an encore of all artists’ works

A Façade Festival artist talk, Behind the Lights: the Making of Façade Festival, will be hosted by the Vancouver Art Gallery on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 3:00pm. The talk, led by several of this year’s artists, will feature a series of short visual presentations, providing background on the ideas and processes behind their projections, as well as how these new works fit within the artists’ larger practices.

Follow the tag #FACADEFEST as well as the Burrard Arts Foundation on Facebook and Twitter for more information.

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