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Emily Carr and SkyTrain launch Between Spaces, a public art project!

Emily Carr and SkyTrain launch Between Spaces, a public art project!

Doug Kelsey, CEO of the B.C. Rapid Transit Company, speaks at the launch of Between Spaces, a collaborative public art project with Emily Carr University.
Doug Kelsey, CEO of the B.C. Rapid Transit Company, speaks at the launch of Between Spaces, a collaborative public art project with Emily Carr University. The installation behind him is Same Soup Different Flavour: 100 Pairs of Converse Shoes by Krista Jahnke.

From now on, look for some lovely public art in Burrard Station and the Waterfront West Coast Express Station!

<i>Release</i> by Ami Sangha.
Release by Ami Sangha.

The installations are part of Between Spaces, a new collaborative public art project from Emily Carr University of Art + Design and the B.C. Rapid Transit Company (they run Expo and Millennium Lines, and West Coast Express).

The whole project has been in the works for months, and launched today with a ceremony at Burrard Station.

Six projects from 2009 Emily Carr graduates are showcased in the stations, with artist statements nearby so you can learn more about them.

So where did this whole project come from? Well, the idea for the collaboration came from the B.C. Rapid Transit Company, who wanted to help make our stations into great places that our communities can be proud of.

They brought the idea to Emily Carr’s new Faculty of Culture and Community, and Between Spaces is the result. The project will continue for a year, with an opportunity for a one-year extension. They’re really hoping to bring more art to more stations, too!

Here’s where to find the pieces, plus some more photos of the installations!

Burrard Station

  • Release by Ami Sangha (artist statement): found along the up escalator
  • pressed (impressed) by Shauna Davis (artist statement): found along the down escalator
  • Dancing Dog Bear by Lesley Anderson (artist statement): found on the platform level
  • Same Soup Different Flavour: 100 Pairs of Converse Shoes by Krista Jahnke (artist statement): on the ticket level, you can’t miss it!
  • Canning the Coast by Adria Lipsett (artist statement): on the other side of Krista Jahnke’s installation, facing the courtyard behind

Waterfront Station (West Coast Express)

  • Women’s Newspaper Portraits by Josan Pinon (artist statement): is installed around the elevator
Krista Jahnke being interviewed by CBC about her artwork.
Krista Jahnke being interviewed by CBC about her artwork.
Ami Sangha, one of the Emily Carr grads showcased in Between Spaces.
Ami Sangha, one of the Emily Carr grads showcased in Between Spaces.
<i>Canning the Coast</i> by Adria Lipsett, facing the courtyard behind Burrard Station.
Canning the Coast by Adria Lipsett, facing the courtyard behind Burrard Station.
<i>pressed (impressed)</i> by Shauna Davis. My photo does not do it justice at all!
pressed (impressed) by Shauna Davis. My photo does not do it justice at all!
<i>Dancing Dog Bear</i> by Lesley Anderson.
Dancing Dog Bear by Lesley Anderson.
Josan Pinon with her work, <i>Women's Newspaper Portraits</i>.
Josan Pinon with her work, Women's Newspaper Portraits.