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Art on the Canada Line: Prepare to be ‘Captured’ this Fall!
Vancouver is in for a treat this fall when the inaugural Capture Photographic Festival kicks-off on October 1st! For 6 weeks Capture will celebrate and promote photography, showcasing the very best of local and international talent in both public space and commercial galleries.
The Canada Line Public Art Program will host up to 6 photo-based installations at various stations in Vancouver from Waterfront to Marine Drive; YVR Airport will also be presenting a piece at The Canada Line YVR Station. We are excited about this collaboration and to the opportunity to continue to engage Vancouver residents and visitors alike as they share experiences through public art. The presentation of exceptional photographic work by Capture Photo Festival will be undoubtably be a highlight in our diverse art program and in Vancouver. Although the festival will end mid-November, the installations at The Canada Line stations will remain for 6 months.
Billboards throughout the city will also showcase Capture content for the duration of the festival. Several other large-scale installations are in the works. Capture Curated Exhibitions will showcase Vancouver’s emerging photographic talent alongside exhibitions by leading professionals.
“I think there’s a collective need to see something like this happen in Vancouver,” says festival Director, Julie Lee, “something that celebrates and promotes lens-based art for many reasons: for our history of photography, because we have so many well-known photoconceptualists, and because there’s a burgeoning photography scene here.”
“The general public is much more into cameras and photography than it ever has been before,” Lee says. “I think Capture will appeal to those who are interested in art and in community events.”
We can hardly wait!