Burnaby's Ismaili Centre transformed into public art showcase

Oct 18 2016, 4:49 pm

A new art installation is coming to the Ismaili Centre in Burnaby, and it might not be what you’d expect.

Projection mapping, dance, and live modulated sitar music by several local artists will create a unique sensory journey in the courtyard of the Ismaili Centre.

Artists Nancy Lee, Laine Butler, Kiran Bhumber, Mark Nybo, and Mohamed Assani were invited for a summer creation residency in the Ismaili Centre’s courtyard, and the upcoming art show will show off the work they created.

And the courtyard itself is nothing to shake a stick at. It’s full of flowers that bloom all year long and is a striking combination of organic plants and man-made architecture that reflect the traditions of Islam. The space is meant to foster dialogue and inspire peace and contemplation.

The event is totally free and is open to the public as of October 22.

The Courtyard Commission

Where: The Ismaili Centre – 4010 Canada Way, Burnaby

When: Saturday, October 22; doors open at 8:30 pm

Cost: Free. Click here for more information.