Capture Photography Festival brings new public art to Stadium–Chinatown Station

Capture Photography Festival brings new public art to Stadium–Chinatown Station

Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation Basketball by photojournalist Alana Paterson

Over the last three years, we’ve activated the space on the third platform at Expo Line’s Stadium–Chinatown Station to showcase thought-provoking public art as part of Capture Photography Festival.

This year, we’ve teamed up with the festival to install Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation Basketball by photojournalist Alana Paterson and curated by Justin Ramsey.

Paterson’s images work to empower young Indigenous women in the face of continuing racism and intergenerational trauma caused by a dark history of colonization and the residential school system in Canada. The project both captures a visual identity of Indigenous women through sport and revitalizes the sense of strength, perseverance, and passion for which Indigenous “Warrior Women” are renowned.

One of the images installed at Stadium–Chinatown Station as part of Alanna Paterson’s Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation Basketball.

The images will be on display at Stadium–Chinatown Station until March 1, 2020.

A more extensive exhibition of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation Basketball is on view at The Polygon Gallery in North Vancouver until May 12.

Work from five different artists are also being featured on the Canada Line at Vancouver City Centre, Olympic Village, Broadway–City Hall, King Edward and Richmond–Brighouse stations.

Public art is a key element to creating a welcoming environment, encourages community connections and encourages gathering places which help reduce crime and vandalism.

This is the third installation to happen at Stadium–Chinatown Station as part of Capture Photography Festival.

In 2018, the installation was Qimash by interdisciplinary artist Durrah Alsaif, a Kwantlen Polytechnic University graduate. Artist Alinka Echeverría‘s Precession of the Feminine was the installation in 2017.

Visit to learn more about the Capture Photography Festival’s public art installations!