Façade Festival

September 8, 2019

September 14, 2019


Vancouver Art Gallery, Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada


Events Description

Burrard Arts Foundation Presents Façade Festival, Illuminating the Vancouver Art Gallery with Massive Projections of Works by Contemporary Artists..

Every evening during the festival, bold artworks will be projected over the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Georgia Street façade, covering the building with dynamic, site specific art. This immersive art installation utilizes the innovative format of projection mapping to create a highly engaging, spatial experience for the public. It also provides an opportunity for the community to gather and enjoy art in a communal, accessible format reminiscent of an outdoor movie screening.

A selection of BC contemporary artists, both established and early-career, have been commissioned to create ten stunning, site-specific works of art. Using the technology known as ‘projection mapping’, the works have been tailored specifically for the Vancouver Art Gallery’s iconic architecture, and will be projected over its Georgia Street façade, covering the building with moving, dynamic artwork. Façade Festival is an immersive, large-scale artistic experience that will be shared by tens of thousands of attendees.

Façade Festival 2019 showcases the work of Dana Claxton, Sandeep Johal, Howie Tsui, Bracken Hanuse Corlett, Justine Chambers, Josh Hite, Hyung-Min Yoon, Drew Young, Khan Lee, and Lindsay McIntyre.

Works by two artists will premiere each night from September 8th to 12th and on September 13th and 14th, the public will have the chance to enjoy an encore presentation of all projections. In addition, the final evening of Façade Festival will feature a special projection mapping experience by Go2 Productions.

A Façade Festival artist talk, Façade Festival Artist Panel: Digital Media Temporality in Public Space, will be hosted by the Vancouver Art Gallery on Saturday, September 14th at 3 PM. The talk, led by several of this year’s artists, will be a moderated dialogue centred around how concerns of space and time play into the festival’s unique format. It is open to the public with limited seating available. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early.

Who is it for?

All ages – Family



Date & Time:

September 8th–14th, 2019, 7:30 PM –12:00 AM each evening

Sunday, September 8th: Dana Claxton & Khan Lee
Monday, September 9th: Drew Young & Sandeep Johal
Tuesday, September 10th: Lindsay McIntyre & Howie Tsui
Wednesday, September 11th: Bracken Hanuse Corlett & Josh Hite/Justine Chambers

Thursday, September 12th: Natalie Purschwitz & Hyung-Min Yoon

Friday, September 13th: Encore of all artists’ works
Saturday, September 14th: Façade Festival Artist Panel: Digital Media Temporality in Public Space, 3:00 PM at the Vancouver Art Gallery, free and open to the public
Saturday, September 14th: Special projection mapping experience by Go2 Productions and an encore of all artists’ works, 7:30 PM to 12 AM

Venue & Address :

Georgia Street façade of the Vancouver Art Gallery
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– 750 Hornby St, Vancouver.


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