Spirit of Place Projects

Welcome to the Spirit of Place Project website. Through imagination and art, Spirit of Place Projects link and connect young people locally, nationally and internationally in celebration of diverse creative expressions and global awareness.

Directors Sam Carter and Sheila Hall established Spirit of Place Projects as a non-profit initiative to engage youth, partners and collaborators. The exhibitions and activities underscore our belief in the importance of young artists and their visions.

2010 Spirit of Place/ Beijing, Vancouver, London - Young Artists and Olympic Themes Exhibition

Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad

Vancouver 2010Cultural Olympiad

February 11th - February 28th, 2010
10:00 - 5:00 daily Closed Monday

Chinese Cultural Centre Gallery
Second Floor
50 East Pender Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

Free admission

2010 Spirit of Place is a series of exhibitions and activities:

Works by young artists from past, present and future Olympic Host Cities take centre stage at the Chinese Cultural Centre Gallery. The works of 35 young artists from Beijing, 75 from British Columbia, and 17 school projects from London are based on the pillar themes of the Olympic Movement: engaging the body through sport, the planet through sustainability and the collaboration of diverse cultures increasing global awareness.

Bamboo/cedar gates, designed by Emily Carr graduates, greet visitors to a series of events surrounding Zodiac Square, in the heart of Vancouver's Chinatown. Antique Beijing tricycles become mobile art studios, providing tools for visitors to make "Olympic wishes" to be displayed on the bamboo/cedar welcome gates. Wishes will be read daily by young performers during the Winter Games. Visitors are also encouraged to craft their own interpretations of the creatures involved in a mythological race that first established the order of the Asian zodiac.

Exhibitions 2009 - 2008

Spirit of Place/ Beijing - China Young Artists Exhibition, 2009

February 16th - March 1st, 2009
Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design
1399 Johnston Street, Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia

Spirit of Place/ British Columbia Young Artists Exhibition, 2009

March - September, 2009
Ambassadors Room, Rideau Hall
1 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

Spirit of Place/ British Columbia Young Artists, 2008

February 21st - March 8th, 2008
Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr Institute of Art+Design
1399 Johnston Street, Granville Island, Vancouver