For the second iteration of their beautification project, the City of Victoria has announced half a dozen new artists whose work will grace several bus shelters in the downtown core.
The project, in partnership with Pattison Outdoor Advertising, is called Commute, and will run from now until May 2020.
- The City of Victoria is looking to hire their next in-house artist
- BC government provides $17 million in grants to local artists
The artworks will change every four months. The first set will be displayed from June – September 2019, the second set from October 2019 – January 2020, and the third set from February – May 2020.
Commute debuted in July 2018 and over the course of a year, Victorians were exposed to 18 different works of art.
In continuation of the project, the works of artists Aviv Talya Dekel, Sarah Jim, Andrea Fritz, Neil McClelland, Anup Singh and Joshua Ngenda will be showcased in the coming year.
Titles and locations of the first 6 pieces:
- 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
Each piece was selected by a jury and followed the Victoria’s Art in Public Places Policy. Artists are paid $500 per piece, amount to a total of $1,500 each.
Click here for more information on the process.