The Façade Festival returned to Vancouver for another year this week, transforming the Vancouver Art Gallery into a piece of projection art.
Now in its third year, Façade Festival aims to take a dynamic and unique approach to the realm of public art, featuring work by local artists projected onto the iconic building every night until September 10.
In 2016, an estimated 35,000 people attended the festival and shared more than 200 posts about the art they witnessed. And judging by the social media reaction so far, this year’s event is set to be even bigger and better than ever before.
Take a look below for some of the best photos and videos from this week’s Façade Fest projections.
#DiyanAchjadi’s vibrant, intricately detailed works investigate the relationship between beings and the land they inhabit in an illustrative style that draws heavily on textile traditions such as toile and Javanese batik. The artist’s Indonesian heritage figures prominently in her work, and she drawns on diverse cultural practices to raise questions about complex issues relating to the environment and colonialism. In her #FacadeFest projection, Achjadi explores the ocean-bound nature of her island home through an animation of shifting islands and clouds. … The @burrardarts’ #FacadeFest continues through September 10 at the Gallery. Join us for an encore presentation of all of the projections this Saturday & Sunday. Full details at facadefest.com. … @printnerd #illustrative #contemporaryart #publicart #projectionmappingcbcarts
Loving the #facadefest projections 😍 Video/Follow @alessandra604 ・・・ Diyan Achjadi’s waves projection-mapping artwork #facadefest #projectionart #publicart #vancouverartgallery #burrardarts #baf #viawesome #vancouverisawesome #604Now #mustbevancouver #narcityvancouver #veryvancouver #vanciyhype #vanciyvibe #dailyhivevan #curiocityvan
Onlookers admire the hyper-real shadow effect created in #JamesNizam’s #FacadeFest project. It’s so incredible to see such a crowd brought together to experience public art – thank you so much to the artist, the community, and last night’s sponsor @cityofvancouver for making it happen. Join us tonight from 730-12 for artworks from @scottbillings_ and @lukeramseystudio
honored to project art on the @vanartgallery tonight. Scott Billings and I rotating from 7:30 -midnight for Facade Festival with @burrardarts This here is a tester vid on a model. Vancouver friends, come see the real thing very large on the VAG, my 3 min video is also accompanied with a track by @grossbustermusic All 10 artists’ work will be projected together on Saturday #projectionmapping #facadefest