Maps of the neighbourhood, maps of imagination, maps of flight and fancy.
Maps can describe a neighbourhood, its history, its people and the imagination of the map’s maker

Monday, December 20, 2010

More meetings -This time with Brandon

Brandon is going to be our installation guy in charge of installing the mural at all 3 sites: Moberley, Sunset Community Center and Sunset Ice Rink. He is easy to recognize because of his pink and yellow shoes!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Mural Layout Meeting with Svend

Hello! This is Zee aka community photojournalist reporting for duty.
In this photo we see Pat pointing out a very problematic light fixture which she had to base the whole mural around!

Here is Svend, he is the 'go-to' guy for the Park Board and the Supervisor of Trades. We needed his expertise in deciding the final design and installation details. Everything went well and the design is a GO!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

It's coming together!!

This week Pat & friends got together to see the panels layed out on the floor in preparation for our installation meeting this week. Very exciting!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

check out our posters!

I know this may be a bit redundant since these posters are advertising this very blog, but I just spent forever making them and thought they were cool.... so I'm posting them!

I know this may be a bit redundant since these posters are advertise this very blog, but I thought they were cool so I'm posting them!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Layout sketches

Here is a photo of Pat's concept sketches for one of the murals, just so you get an idea of how all these wood panels will be pieced together. The images are taken from photographs, sketches and drawings from our workshops (you may have been at one!)

The order of the images is not set in stone as we are constantly rearranging and adding images as we go along.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Some interesting images

Here is an image of the first Sunset Community Center. We have another image of Sunset we originally thought was the old Sunset, but turns out it was actually a concept sketch and was never built!
A gravestone with text we may use in the mural.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Varnishing Day!

Here we are varnishing away!
Zee, Pat & Dawn apply the second coat of varnish which goes on to protect the image.

The drying panels

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Painting and Organizing

This is Jane, a friend of ours helping with painting process. In this photo she is checking out our piles of wood a.k.a our organizational system. More painting and varnishing to come this week. We hope to be finished this stage by the end of the month.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

More of our process

Here are some more photos from the studio and some shots of some of the images we are currently painting onto the wood panels. Do you see any photos or people you recognize?

Below is a photo Zee painting the small pieces of wood which will be laid ontop of the larger squares to give the mural some depth.The images came from the our participants of various workshops held since April.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Process

It's been awhile-we've been hiding out working away at the many phases of mural construction.
We thought you want want to take a peek at what we've been up to.

Here is a shot of Pats plans for the overall layout of the mural which is made of up various sized wood panels. The panels will have some photos and illustrations drawn by you on them-this part you will get to see in the next post...

Here is a photo of the medium sized wood panels that some of the images will be painted onto. The process involves cutting the wood, then varnishing, then sanding, then painting, THEN varnishing again!

More to come soon!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Process of Here & There

The Bing Crosby story is pivotal to the construction of the original Sunset Memorial Community Centre. Commuity members will come to know how the first president of the Sunset Association, Stan Thomas, called Bing's agent to request a concert from this popular singer to raise the seed money for the construction. Bing obliged and raised $36, 000.00 from one concert at the Vancouver Forum. The tickets sold for $1.00 per person!

Process of Here & There

This images is derived from a photo taken during one of the community workshops. South Asian women were asked to bring significant 'cultural objects' that they brought with them when they immigrated to Canada and to tell us why. The hands are undoing a containor of KHOL which the senior, as a young woman, applied around her eyes as a beauty application and cultural tradition.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Pat is in the studio

This panel depicts a historical tram ticket that travelled on Fraser street.
Here the images tells the story of exchange: in the early 1900's fishermen would exchange fish caught in the Fraser River for fresh vegetable raised on the sunny slopes in South Vancouver.

In early September, Pat entered the studio at the Moberly Arts & Cultural centre with the community art work created and collected over the past 5 months. She is transposing the work onto birch plywood through projection and paint. These panels will be part of the final artwork at the Sunset Community Centre, Sunset Rink and The Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Join us for a BBQ

Hello friends!
Pat & Zee are excited to announce they(we) will be hosting another workshop @ Sunset Community Center – at their camp program.
We look forward to seeing you, making some art and learning about our history!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Sunset Community Centre Camp Workshop

Thanks to all the artists who participated in our Drawing From Nature workshop.
We read information about backyard wildlife that was gathered from the Naturescape British Columbia kit and created our own illustrations.
There are all sorts of interesting creatures living in our neighbourhood!

Drawing From Nature workshop

Friday, July 16, 2010

Pat & Zee @Moberley Creative Remix camp

Pat & Zee played the Draw History game after taking a tour of Mountainview Cemetary. The Kids interpreted the stories we learned in the photo gallery below(There are aLOT!)

Pat & @ Creative Remix camp

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Youth group @Mountainview Cemetary

Pat met up with some eager teens this week to learn about the history of Mountainview Cemetary. Here are a few photos from the workshop.

The History of Vancouver

We set up at Sunset Ice Rink this past Saturday to investigate stories and memories from vancouver's past. We asked for your help envisioning what Vancouver might have looked like many years ago and were blown away by the amazing artwork! Good job Sunset!

Click the photo below to view the entire gallery of art from this past weekend.
Here & There Workshop w/ Pat & Zee @sunset ice rink

Pat & Zee meet with the Punjabi Womens group

Last Wednesday we hosted a workshop with a lovely group of women. We documented some of the items that were brought in and began experimenting with tracing designs, then enlarging them through an overhead projector. From this experimentation we hope to draw some ideas and inspiration from the beautiful objects, designs and stories for the final product of Here & There. Check it out!

Click photo below for all workshop photos:

Punjabi women's group

Saturday, July 10, 2010

These are the People in our Neighbourhood

Some photos from our workshop June 19.

Introducing Here & There

Pat introduces Here & There and hosts a workshop mapping routes through the neighbourhood with Board Members.