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Surrey’s UrbanScreen Projects Art After Dark

Surrey’s UrbanScreen Projects Art After Dark

Surrey’s UrbanScreen Projects Art After Dark

With over 60 public artwork installations throughout the city, Surrey’s public art collection can be seen in parks and city facilities as well as along everyday streets, bridges and SkyTrain pillars.

Last year, a digital art project by the Surrey Art Gallery Association garnered federal funding of $189,000 through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund via the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Dubbed Surrey’s UrbanScreen, the offsite display from Surrey Art Gallery is located on the west wall of Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre in Surrey’s City Centre area. The federal funding allowed upgrades to the exhibition’s technology including high-powered data projectors with 3-D capabilities. The digital screen was originally set up as a legacy project for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games which used the recreation and community centre as the Games Preparation Centre.

Surrey’s UrbanScreen is the country’s largest non-commercial outdoor screen used for showcasing digital and interactive art. It can even be viewed aboard the SkyTrain between the Gateway and Surrey Central stations 30 minutes after sunset until midnight.

 

 

Written by: Amar Mirchandani @amarmirch
Image via City of Surrey

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