Outdoor Art @ UBC
The great thing about public art at universities is that students are engaging with it all the time. They’re creating memories – hiding from the rain, gathering 2017 snow, texting, studying – in which the art becomes a familiar marker. Some are making their own art and leaving it for others to discover.
UBC is lucky to have art hidden in nooks and crannies around the campus. A few examples..
Portrait Bust of Dr. Norman A.M. ‘Larry’ Mackenzie, President of UBC from 1944-1962.
Artist: Jack Harman. 1976
Victory Through Honour
Artists: Ellen Neel – 1948. Replica by Calvin Hunt, Mervin Child and John Livingston – 2004.
Artist: Tony Bloom. 2004
Untitled (Tuning Fork)
Gerhard Class. 1968
Robert Clothier. 1956
Otto Fischer Credo – 1958. Replica – Gerhard Class – 1977.
Right now, you have a chance to see a major new artwork in progress. Reconciliation Pole – Honouring a time before, during and after Canada’s Indian Residential Schools – is currently being carved by 7idansuu, James Hart, Haida master carver and Hereditary Chief. This 55 foot pole will be raised on April 1, 2017. Hundreds from the community will come together to pull on ropes and raise the pole.
7idansuu, James Hart and his team were carving the pole behind the Museum of Anthropology. You can now check it out at an even more accessible viewing site at the bottom of Main Mall, near the B4 lot.
Update – The Raising of the Pole
Written by Elizabeth Newton