The 2017 VIDF features the Big Print Project Chinatown and the sculpture by Ken Clarke in the Roundhouse Exhibition Hall.
Using a full-size steamroller as a press and working with professional printmakers, Big Print Chinatown highlights the possibilities in large wood-relief printmaking. Big Print Chinatown brings together a team of artists and printmakers, carving and printing dramatic 4‘ X 8’ woodcuts. Thematically focused on the richness of Vancouver’s Chinese and Aboriginal cultures, the works will be on display at Roundhouse Community Centre Exhibition Hall for the duration of the 2017 Vancouver International Dance Festival.
Artists: Corey Bulpitt, Haisla Collins, Kee Toy Joseph, Jeanette Lee, Sharifah Marsden, Gerald Pedros, Susan Point, Connie Sabo, Jerry Whitehead, Sylvia Wong and June Yun.
This event was originally sponsored by the City of Vancouver Great Beginnings; and was coordinated by Creative Cultural Collaborations Society – Co-Artistic Directors Esther Rausenberg and Richard Tetrault.
WITHOUT A TRACE
This piece was conceived as a tribute to those who have disappeared, and for those who are left behind, a possibility of closure. It is dedicated to Debbie Blair, who went missing while hiking on Cypress Mountain. Viewers are invited to interact with the work. The piece is constructed of woven willow and steel: 12’ tall x 8’ diameter.