A 17 min. video of the Big Print Project can be viewed on YouTube at the link below. A creative Cultural Collaborations Society and New Leaf Editions collaboration, the video includes footage of interviews with each of the artists involved. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6n34acDfeBw
Using a steamroller in an open-air summer event, a team of 12 artists created woodblocks on full sheets of MDF board that were inked and printed. This weekend of collaborative printmaking was a first for Vancouver.
Artists: Susan Point, Michael Abraham, Peter Kiss, Betsabee Romero, Arnold Shives, Jerry and Jeremi Whitehead, Cody Lecoy, Gerald Pedros, Cheryl Hamilton, Soo Sunny Park and Richard Tetrault
Curated by Celia Duthie and Nicholas Hunt of the Duthie Gallery on Salt Spring Island, Touch Wood is a landmark exhibition by prominent B.C. artists. As a part of this extensive exhibition, printmaker Richard Tetrault will show a series of his recent woodcuts and unique prints. Tetrault’s work can be seen during regular hours at VanDusen’s Discovery Gallery.
Just finishing up the SPOTA Mosaic a public art piece that pays tribute to the founding members of the Strathcona Property Owners and Tenants Association which was founded in Dec 1968. The founders were pivotal in stopping the freeway from being constructed in Vancouver. The impact of the proposed "urban renewal" would have resulted in the demolotion of the entire community of Strathcona. Their initiatives paved the way for a new way of thinking at city hall and was key to the establishment of a "Social Planning" department.