Wind Flowers to blossom at prominent Richmond gateway
14 May 2019
Wind Flowers, by artists Atelier Anonymous and Michael Seymour, is the title of a new public artwork which will soon be located along the Gilbert Road Greenway at the intersection of River and Gilbert Roads. The public is invited to meet the artists at a unique community event and presentation of Wind Flowers on Thursday, May 23 at the Richmond Cultural Centre.
Wind Flowers will be comprised of 17 undulating ‘wind-catchers’, placed on beds of native plant species to mark an important visual gateway for the city. The piece is scheduled for completion in fall 2019.
This special community event will bring together guest presenters including Councillor Harold Steves, journalist Christopher Cheung, landscape architect Hanako Amaya, photographic artist Gerry Boretta, architect/planner Eric Fiss, entrepreneur Caroline Boquist, photographer Janis Nicolay, educator and historian Isaac Vanderhorst, designer Javier Campos, retired City Councillor Linda Barnes and Indigenous youth leader May Point-Shaw. The event will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Richmond Cultural Centre located at 7700 Minoru Gate.
For more information and to register for this free event, visit www.windflowers.eventbrite.ca.
Atelier Anonymous is a collective of internationally established and award-winning designers, educators and researchers, who explore the intersections of landscape architecture and art. Their experience and interests in design, environmental art, landscape conservation, coastal and terrestrial ecological systems, and productive landscapes enable them to approach their projects holistically and comprehensively.
Michael Seymour is an installation artist based in Vancouver. His work uses chance and found narratives as a means to explore sites and landscapes. His practice includes architecture, film, design and photography.