Vehicular Tunnel - Light Based Public Art


This is a public art call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from the City of North Vancouver’s Public Art Program and Polygon Homes Ltd. seeking an artist or artist team to create a site-specific, light-based public artwork to be featured in a vehicular tunnel in the Lower Lonsdale area. 

The tunnel is located underneath the ICBC headquarters building and  leads vehicle and pedestrian traffic through the local transit hub.  Now 34 years old, the tunnel has been identified as an opportunity for a light-based artwork.   Art-light installations, including interactive lighting displays, have been used in other regions to transform difficult public spaces.  It is envisioned that a light-based artwork would make this location more visually dynamic, engaging, inviting and playful for all members of the community, especially given that the tunnel also now functions as a vital link in the North Shore wide multi-use Spirit Trail. 

To find out more about this exciting opportunity and for details on how to submit, please download complete Expression of Interest document below. 

Call for Expressions of Interest
$230,000 CAD (inclusive)
Eligibility guidelines: 

This public art call is open to artists (or artist teams) with a body of work consistent with the proposed public art intent for the tunnel site. Artist and/or artist teams are required to demonstrate successful completion of one or more projects with a budget of at least $50k and proven experience working with light as an artistic medium.

Submission Deadline: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018 (All day)
Public Art EOI Promenade Tunnel
Contact information: 

Or Deliver (USB Stick) to: 
Delbrook Community
Recreation Centre 
851 West Queens Road,
North Vancouver, BC, V7N 4E3 
Lori Phillips, Public Art Program

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