Iconic Public Artworks To Go to Round Vancouver

Vancouver Mural Competition. Picture: Vacation spot Vancouver/Hubert Kang

With over 400 items of public artwork throughout town, you’re positive to seek out one which speaks to you. Don’t miss these iconic artworks in Vancouver. Which one is your favorite?

Monument for East Vancouver

Higher often known as the East Van cross, Monument for East Vancouver is an illuminated sculpture by artist Ken Lum. It was impressed by a graffiti image that dates again to the Nineteen Forties. The 57-foot-tall (17.4 m) piece celebrates the tradition and historical past of East Vancouver, a neighbourhood traditionally related to immigrants.

The place: Northwest nook of Clark Drive at East sixth Avenue

Picture: Daniel Abadia/Unsplash


The six big silos at Ocean Concrete on Granville Island make up this big mural, known as Giants. Created by twin brothers Gustavo and Otávio Pandolfo, identified collectively as OSGEMEOS, the paintings is a part of a sequence, additionally known as Giants, with installations in Greece, Poland, Portugal, and different areas. They labored with the curved floor to rework a traditional two-dimensional mural right into a three-dimensional work.

The place: Ocean Concrete, 1415 Johnston Avenue, Vancouver

Giants mural on Granville Island by Os Gemeos

Picture: Vacation spot Vancouver/Nelson Mouellic

Woman in a Wetsuit

The life-size bronze sculpture of Woman in a Wetsuit sits atop a boulder on the north facet of the Stanely Park Seawall. The work by artist Elek Imredy is an homage to the well-known sculpture of a mermaid in Copenhagen. Every day, the tide laps up across the sculpture’s legs.

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The place: North facet of the Stanley Park Seawall close to Brockton Oval, Vancouver

Girl in a wetsuit sculpture in Vancouver

Picture: lairdcamster/Pixabay

Vancouver Mural Competition

Since 2016 the Vancouver Mural Competition has remodeled Vancouver’s panorama with paint at every year’s pageant. So far, they’ve helped artists create over 300 murals across the metropolis. Use the maps on their web site or their app to seek out the murals.

The place: Areas throughout Vancouver. See the Vancouver Mural Competition web site for particulars.

Two men talking in front of a mural in Mount Pleasant at the Vancouver Mural Festival

Picture: Vacation spot Vancouver/Hubert Kang

Digital Orca

Put in in 2010, Digital Orca takes the orca (killer whale), a well-recognized image in Vancouver, and re-imagines it in a pixelated kind. The artist, Douglas Coupland, is a lifelong Vancouver resident who has created a number of different massive public artworks within the metropolis and written acclaimed books together with the novel Era X and Metropolis of Glass, a e book of essays and pictures about Vancouver.

The place: Vancouver Conference Centre West Constructing, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver

Digital orca sculpture at sunset in Vancouver

Picture: Masaru Suzuki/Unsplash

Voxel Bridge

In 2021, artist Jessica Angel remodeled the underside of the Cambie Avenue Bridge right into a 19,000-square-foot (1,765-square-metre) artwork set up known as Voxel Bridge. The paintings on the underside of the bridge and its pillars is two-dimensional. However in case you view it by the Vancouver Biennale app, it turns into an immersive augmented actuality expertise.

The place: Underside of the south facet of the Cambie Avenue Bridge, Vancouver

Voxel Bridge mural underneath the Cambie Street Bridge in Vancouver

Picture: Cameron Hudson/Unsplash

A-maze-ing Laughter

Put in in 2009, A-maze-ing Laughter is certainly one of Vancouver’s most well-known sculptures, visited by 1000’s every day at its location close to English Bay. The work consists of 14 massive forged bronze sculptures that every depict the artist, Yue Minjun, laughing.

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The place: Morton Park (nook of Davie Avenue and Denman Avenue) Vancouver

A-maze-ing Laughter sculpture in Vancouver

Picture: Debbie Konrad/Unplash

The Drop

1000’s of individuals see The Drop every year, because of its location on the cruise ship terminal at Canada Place. The 65-foot (20 m) tall sculpture by Inges Idee is supposed to invoke an enormous raindrop captured in the meanwhile of contact, becoming for Vancouver’s status as a wet metropolis.

The place: Vancouver Conference Centre Bon Voyage Plaza, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver

The Drop sculpture in Vancouver

Picture: Jasper Garratt/Unsplash


This stack of granite blocks was initially erected as a part of the North-West Territories Pavillion on the 1986 Expo, then moved to English Bay after the honest. Designed by Inuit artist Alvin Kanak, Inukshuk is impressed by the a lot smaller stacks of rocks usually used as signposts or distance markers within the north.

The place: On the False Creek Seawall close to the intersection of Seashore Avenue and Bidwell Avenue, Vancouver

Inukshuk sculpture in Vancouver

Picture: Larry Nalzaro/Unsplash

Extra Vancouver Artwork

Vancouver is residence to dozens of items of public artwork – greater than we will match on this brief article. You’re certain to stumble throughout them across the metropolis. Or comply with certainly one of Vancouver Biennale’s biking or strolling self-guided artwork excursions. If you wish to discover extra artwork, try the Metropolis of Vancouver Public Artwork Registry, which incorporates over 400 works and a helpful interactive map.

By Taryn Eyton
Supply Inside Vancouver