Eastside Murals

A quartet of four community-based murals sponsored by Britannia Community Services Society and coordinated by Richard Tetrault was painted in East Vancouve in the summer of 2009, marking Britannia High School’s Centennial and celebrating its place within the community. These public murals express some of the history, traditions and contemporary life in the surrounding neighbourhoods. Strathcona, Commercial Drive and Hastings/Sunrise are dynamic parts of Vancouver, and home to hundreds of artists, arts events and festivals. These include the annual Heart of the City Festival and Eastside Culture Crawl. This set of murals explore the rich qualities of this area, drawing from events, individuals and narratives found within this community. 

The Collaborators:

Richard Tetrault, Jerry Whitehead, Malcolm McTaggart, Joey Mallett, Rita Buchwitz, Gerald Pedros, Sean Newton, Coleman Webb, Jeff Gibson, Carole Itter, Nancy Sweedler, Ann Webborn, Val Kalk

The Documentors: Esther Rausenberg (photographer), Robin Anderson (video), Stephanie Kays (audio interviews). Additional photos Malcolm McTaggart



View the project at EastsideMurals.com 

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