(Victoria Buzz)

In a new initiative to beautify the city and showcase the work of local artists, the City of Victoria is featuring new artwork on six different bus shelters around town.

The project, in partnership with Pattison Outdoor Advertising, is called Commute, and will run from July 2018 til the end of June 2019.

Besides giving local emerging artists a platform at which to showcase their work, the temporary installations are also aimed at creating dialogue in public spaces.

Over the course of a year, a total of 18 artworks will be featured across six bus shelters on a rotating basis every 4 months. These are the names and locations of the first six pieces of art that are on display right now:

  • Coming Home by Margaret Briere –Yates and Broad Streets
  • Mother Daughter by Margaret Briere – Yates and Broad Streets
  • Human Salad, by Christoph James –Yates Street between Blanshard and Quadra Streets
  • Goldstream Trees by Mike Lathrop – Johnson and Quadra Streets
  • The Commons by Libby Oliver – Yates and Ormond Streets
  • Feeling Measurements – Fathom 09 (Megan) by Kerri Flannigan – Yates Street between Camosun Street and Fernwood Road

This particular series of art will be on display until October 2018, after which the second set will be showcased until February 2019, and the third and last set put up until June 2019.

Featured artists include: Margaret Briere, Dan Eastabrook, Alysha Farling, Kerri Flannigan, Emily Geen, Christoph James, Mike Lathrop, Amber Lomax, Renée Nault, Libby Oliver, Peruzzo, Shawn Pomeroy, Gillian Staples, Austin Willis, and Eriq Wong.

Each artist is paid a fee of $500 for their work. Click here for more information about the project.

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