Exhibition ~ Gallery In Transit ~ Vancouver
The exhibition poster for the Vancouver edition of Gallery In Transit, printed on card stock as a pop-out fold-up model BC Transit bus which can be easily assembled into an amusing keepsake and toy.
June 8 - 27, 1985
Contemporary Art Gallery
555 Hamilton Street
Opening 1 PM, June 8, 1985
At the False Creek Transit Centre
95 East 1st Avenue
Appearing on bus routes:
#1 Beach – Gastown
#22 McDonald – Knight
#10 UBC – #14 Hastings
• Government of Canada, Department of Communications, Cultural Initiatives Program under Honourable Minister Marcel Masse.
•Trans Ad, Toronto
• BC Transit
• Government of British Columbia Cultural Services Branch
• City of Vancouver Social Planning Department
• Summerfest Edmonton
• Photo Communique magazine, Toronto
A commuter gallery?? An exhibition that rolls?? That's 'Gallery in Transit,' three Vancouver buses on their regular routes carrying the work of Western Canadian photographers instead of advertising.
A group exhibition from the Winnipeg Photographers Group, curated by Henri Robideau. The photographs on this bus are by Joanne Jackson Johnson, Bruce Barr, James Lam, Michael Klein, Glen Lehman, Ernie Kroeger, Robert Barrow and Peter Tittenberger.
Since October 1977 Edmonton photographer Douglas Curran has traveled over 125,000 miles to gather the images for 'In Advance of the Landing: Folk Concepts of Outer Space.' This work documents UFO cults, both personal and collective, from across North America; their rituals artifacts and mythologies are present throughout the work.
The third bus carries photographs from Henri Robideau's 'Pancanadienne Gianthropological Survey.' Although Robideau is based in Vancouver, his panoramic photos documenting the folk culture of 'giant things' are drawn from every region of Canada.
Giant Sasquatch and Paul Sisson's taxidermy studio and Wilderness Fort Museum, near Williams Lake, B.C., August 2, 1981.
Giant Igloo Church and view down MacKenzie Road, the very heart of beautiful downtown Inuvik, N.W.T., August 11, 1981.
St. Vincent DePaul's thrift store, Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, February 11, 1982. This store has the world's biggest selection of polyester-plaid used car salesman's pants (some with only one previous owner).
Giant Ocean (the Pacific), obscured by fog, from Green Point, Pacific Rim National Park, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, June 23, 1982.
Giant Jesus and the Dinosaurs at Prehistoric Park, Drumheller, Alberta, October 3, 1982. These Giants were made by Mr. Tigg Seland, one of Canada's foremost builders of Giant Things.
The Giant Nickle, Sudbury, Ontario, October 9, 1982. With two million people out of work and the mines shut down, this may be the only big money left in Canada.
Bouteille de Lait Géante et les gratte-ciels de Montréal, Québec, 15 Octobre, 1982.
Giant Sidewalk Recreation of the famous Frans Hals painting, "Two Boys Singing", on Bloor Street near Yonge, Toronto, Ontario, October 22, 1982. Members of the private sector demonstrate their appreciation for renaissance art by tossing spare change into the sidewalk chalker's cigar box.
Giant Crowd of 3,000 people rally for peace at Sunset Beach in Vancouver, B.C., April 25, 1981.
Giant Batch of light bulbs adorn the Parliament Building, Victoria, British Columbia, February 3, 1982. Question- How many politicians does it take to change a light bulb? Answer- None, they're all in the dark.
Giant Crowd of 30,000 people march for peace across the Burrard Street Bridge, Vancouver, B.C., April 24, 1982.
Giant Waste of the taxpayer's money, obsolete military hardware, coming in low over the Courts of St. James Shopping Mall and apartment complex, Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 6, 1982.
Giant Crowd of 60,000-plus people rally for an end to the nuclear arms race, at Sunset Beach, April 23, 1983.
Giant Bronze Bull Bisons guard the entrance to the Manitoba Legislature Hall, plus warning sign (Serait-ce un consiel aux politiciens?), Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 6, 1982.
Giant Dinosaur on the bank of the Red Deer River, Drumheller, Alberta, October 3, 1982.
Giant Bar-B-Q'd Chicken, New Bigging funeral home and Walker for ward 10 headquarters, on Mount Pleasant Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, October 21, 1982.
Giant Toy Airplane Whirly-gig, McKerrow Post Office and lawn shrine, McKerrow, Ontario, October 9, 1982.
Giant Spot in Canadian History, Craigellachie, B.C., October 1, 1982. It was here that two bands of steel were joined binding Canada into one physical country from Ocean to Ocean. Some historians believe Canada was truly born in the month of November 1885, with the completion of the transcontinental railroad on the 7th of that month and the hanging of Louis Riel two weeks later in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Giant Corporate Crystals of Calgary stand as cold and empty reminders of the Alberta boom gone bust during the current depression, October 2, 1982.
Giant White Horse (known to alcoholics around the world) stands spirit-like on the outskirts of Winnipeg, Manitoba, at 1:30AM, October 6, 1982.
Giant Thermometer, White River, Ontario, October 8, 1982. This is the loneliest spot in Canada where many an unfortunate hitch hiker has gotten stranded for days on end.
Giant Wawa Goose looks out across the Trans Canada Highway heading ever westward, Wawa, Ontario, October 8, 1982.
L'orange Géante, Montréal, Québec, 17 Octobre, 1982. Moins de gens mangent ici depuis la dépression, alors les mouettes attendent plus longtemps le morceau de choix.
Giant collection of miniature houses built by Percy Linden adorns his front yard garden in downtown Vancouver, B.C., July 23, 1983. His sign reads, "TAKE A LITTLE EXTRA TIME TODAY TO STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES LONG THE WAY".
Giant Pysanka (Ukrainian Easter egg) Vegreville, Alberta, August 26, 1983. Designed and built by Ron Resch in 1974-76 to commemorate the Mounties 100th anniversary. This 10 meter high aluminum egg was laid with the aid of a computer.
Giant Mountie on a Giant Horse at the Western Development Museum, North Battleford, Saskatchewan, August 27, 1983.
Giant Cowboy at the entrance to artist Alan Wood's Ranch Project, Rocky Mountain Ranch, Alberta, October 6, 1983.
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