Open Call: King Edward Canada Line Station Public Art competition

Capture Photography Festival, in partnership with the Georgia Straight, is accepting submissions of lens-based work for the King Edward Canada Line Station Public Art competition. All submissions will be reviewed by a jury, who will determine which works make the shortlist. The final work will be decided by public vote on the Georgia Straight website, and the artist or artist group will have their work installed on the facade of the station from April to September 2019.

The artist will participate in the 2019 Capture Photography Festival and their work will be featured on the Capture website and in the 2019 Capture Magazine, 8,000 copies of which are distributed throughout the Lower Mainland. The artist fee is $600.

The theme for the 2019 Canada Line Competition is “the Anthropocene.”

The Anthropocene, from the Greek anthropo, meaning “pertaining to human beings,” and cene, meaning “new,” refers to the Earth’s most recent geologic epoch, beginning at the end of the Holocene—when the glaciers of the last ice age diminished. The Anthropocene is marked by the significant alteration of the Earth by humans, based on evidence of massive changes to the atmosphere, ecosystems, and landscape through mining, industrialization, agriculture, and the use of fossil fuels and plastics.

For this competition, we are considering work that addresses current issues around capitalism, power, technology, the environment, and the other multitudinous issues related to the Anthropocene. This is a wide-ranging topic that invites creative and multiple approaches and viewpoints. In your artist statement, please explain how your work relates to the Anthropocene theme.

You may submit a single work or a related series of works. If you want to submit multiple works that are not related, please make multiple submissions, as multiple images in one entry will be considered as a single body of work, and the jury will take into consideration cohesiveness.

All entries are subject to a $25 fee paid at time of submission.

To submit, please see the Canada Line Competition Submittable page. The deadline to submit is Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 5 PM.

Please review the full Terms and Conditions before submitting.


Images: 2018 Capture Canada Line finalist Tomas Jirku’s Alpine Infrared Variations, installed at King Edward Station. Photos: roaming-the-planet (CC BY-NC-ND)

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