The Loden Hotel concierge suggests

The 2017 iteration of the Capture Photography Festival is bigger than ever. With 10 public art projects and over 80 exhibitions to see, it’s difficult to know where to start! Allow the Loden Hotel concierge to assist you. Below is a list of recommended public installations, exhibitions, and events. For your convenience, all are located in Vancouver’s downtown core.

radial systems


March 11–April 15, 2017

Marian Penner Bancroft

Republic Gallery
732 Richards St

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am–5pm

This new body of work attempts an apprehension of activity almost too slow for perception, focusing on ordinary movements: logs drifting, birds flying, garbage burning, and tugboats plying the Fraser River. [More info]

Marian Penner Bancroft Parasol 2016 C-print 20” x 20"
Marian Penner Bancroft, Parasol, 2016


News Photographers Association of Canada
Annual Pictures of the Year Nominees


March 20–April 14, 2017

Pendulum Gallery
885 West Georgia St

Gallery Hours:
Monday–Wednesday, 9 am–6 pm
Thursday & Friday, 9 am–9 pm
Saturday, 9 am–5 pm

The News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC) celebrates and champions quality and ethical photography in journalism. This event is the largest annual photo contest in Canada and it showcases the best work of its members. It also recognizes the Photojournalist of the Year, Photograph of the Year, and Student Photographer of the Year. [More info]

****FOR USE ONLY WITH 2016 NATIONAL PICTURES OF THE YEAR STORIES. NO USE AFTER JULY 1, 2017. DO NOT ARCHIVE. NO SALES ALLOWED. MANDATORY CREDIT**** FINALIST IN SOCIAL ISSUES CATEGORY. PHOTO BY DARRYL DYCK / THE CANADIAN PRESS. A woman who didn't want to be identified by name exhales after taking a hit from a bong during the annual 4/20 cannabis culture celebration at Sunset Beach in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday April 20, 2016.
Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press, A woman who didn’t want to be identified by name exhales
after taking a hit from a bong during the annual 4/20 cannabis culture celebration
at Sunset Beach in Vancouver, BC, April 20, 2016




March 27–June 9, 2017

Mark Mizgala

Art Rentals & Sales
Vancouver Art Gallery
Annex Building, 1st Floor
750 Hornby St

Gallery Hours:
Monday–Friday, 10 am–5 pm

Mizgala’s photographs imagine a future where nature and humanity exist in harmony and the natural world finds its rightful home alongside the outputs of human production. [More info]

Mark Mizgala Shift (Hair Brush) 2016 archival inkjet print 21” x 26”
Mark Mizgala, Shift (Hair Brush), 2016


Unknown Road


April 1–September 1, 2017

Jon Rafman

Canada Line: Vancouver City Centre Station
SW corner of Georgia St and
Granville St intersection

Google Street View started in 2007 as an experiment in five cities, but Rafman’s series The Nine Eyes of Google Street View—which captures intriguing scenes documented by the Internet giant—reminds us that the mapping project has expanded to far-flung corners of the world. [More info]

Jon Rafman Unknown Road, Knock Killua, Westmead, Ireland, 2011 From the series The Nine Eyes of Google Street View 2011
Jon Rafman, Unknown Road, Knock Killua, Westmead, Ireland, 2011, 2011


Falun Series


April 1–April 28, 2017

Joseph Staples

See artworks at the following locations:
Ollie Quinn, 303 Cambie St
Inform Interiors, 97 Water St
John Fluevog Shoes, 65 Water St
Inform Interiors, 50 Water St
lululemon lab, 50 Powell St

Often, collages are made from many different images that are used only once. For the Falun Series, Staples instead investigates if something lasting can be made by returning over and again to one series of images. [More info]

Joseph Staples Falun Series (installation mockup) 2010–
Joseph Staples, Falun Series (installation mock up), 2010—


Song of the Open Road


April 1–June 18, 2017

Vikky Alexander, Robert Arndt, Gerard Byrne,
Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn, Kelly Jazvac, Kelly Lycan,
Niamh O’Malley, Dawit L. Petros, Greg Staats, Lisa Tan

Contemporary Art Gallery
555 Nelson St

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday–Sunday, 12 pm–6 pm

Bringing together artists from Canada, Eritrea, Ireland, Sweden, and the US, Song of the Open Road includes works that come together to interrogate ideas rooted in photographic histories, engaging ideas such as veracity, recollection, remembrance, belonging, staging, and how the image documents and records these or is evidence of differing realities. [More info]


Song of the Open Road: Curator Tour


April 22, 2017, at 3 pm

Contemporary Art Gallery
555 Nelson Street

Join a curator tour of Capture’s Feature Exhibition, Song of the Open Road. [More info]

Kelly Lycan Nearby Nearby: 291 Burlap Walls 2016 Colour photocopies Courtesy of the artist Documentation: Toni Hafkenscheid
Kelly Lycan, Nearby Nearby: 291 Burlap Walls, 2016




April 1–September 1, 2017

Tania Willard

Canada Line: South Granville Entrance
outside the United Kingdom Building
at 409 Granville St

For nearly two decades, the 337 km stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway between Kamloops and Alberta has witnessed major infrastructural upgrades. The twinning process, expanding the highway from two lanes to four, brings simultaneous construction and destruction to the lands of the Secwepemc (Shuswap) First Nation. In response to this persistent intrusion of space, both sacred and lived, Secwepemc artist Tania Willard’s #haunted_hunted series disrupts the unquestioned motives that pave the way for these developments. [More info]

Tania Willard #haunted_haunted 2014-15
Tania Willard, #haunted_hunted, 2014–15


Brand New Era Social Club


April 1, 2017–March 31, 2018

Alex Morrison

BC Hydro Dal Grauer Substation
944 Burrard St

Alex Morrison’s diverse practice explores architecture’s role in reflecting and shaping ideologies, with an interest in how these ideologies fail and shift while the buildings embodying their beliefs live on. By analyzing architectural forms, Morrison explores how alternative narratives and histories trouble and intertwine with those prescribed by an architect. [More info]

Alex Morrison Brand New Era Social Club 2017
Alex Morrison, Brand New Era Social Club, 2017


Capture Speaker Series:
Ema Peter – Digesting Architecture


April 18, 2017, from 6 pm–7 pm

Inform Interiors
50 Water St

We mostly know famous architecture not through direct experience, but through images made by architectural photographers like Ema Peter. In conversation with Mark Busse of HCMA Architecture + Design, Peter discusses the constructed nature of architectural photos. [More info]


The Capture Photography Festival gratefully acknowledges the in-kind support of the Loden Hotel.

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