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  1. Hock E Aye VI Edgar Heap of Birds, Native Hosts, 1991/2007 Photo: Michael R. Barrick

UBC Outdoor Art Tour

The outdoor artworks at UBC are a source of aesthetic pleasure, commemorate histories and events, and introduce new ideas and possibilities into the campus environment. The new UBC Outdoor Art Tour features works from the University Art Collection and artwork that has been commissioned or donated to specific departments and faculties. With detailed information on each work, biographical notes on the artists, a map and colour images, the tour invites visitors and members of the UBC community to experience the campus in a different way.

Self Guided Walking Tours

>> Download guide [PDF 1.8 MB]

>> UBC Outdoor Art Tour on Google Maps

>> Index of works

For further information please contact: Jana Tyner at jana.tyner@ubc.ca,
tel: (604) 822-1389, or fax: (604) 822-6689


 

A Walking Tour of Musqueam House Posts at UBC

by Jordan Wilson

Stop by the Belkin to pick up a guide to Musqueam house posts on campus, researched and written by Jordan Wilson. As part of a larger initiative to animate outdoor artworks, this guide describes how the house posts are markers of Musqueam’s relationship with its territory through time, particularly with the land that is now commonly known as UBC. Jordan Wilson is a Vancouver-based emerging curator and writer, and was Curatorial Intern (2017/18) at the Belkin Art Gallery. He is a member of the Musqueam First Nation, whose traditional, ancestral and unceded territory encompasses what is now Vancouver.

This guide is made possible with the support of the BC | Canada 150: Celebrating BC Communities and their Contributions to Canada Fund and the Association of Administrative and Professional Staff at UBC. The Belkin acknowledges the ongoing support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of British Columbia through the BC Arts Council and our Belkin Curator’s Forum members. Jordan Wilson’s Curatorial Internship at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery is made possible through the BC Arts Council Early Career Development Program.

For further information please contact: Jana Tyner at jana.tyner@ubc.ca,
tel: (604) 822-1389, or fax: (604) 822-6689


 

  1. Robert Murray, Cumbria, 1966-67
    corten steel 425 x 900 x 450 cm

  2. Robert Murray's Cumbria in transit, August 2015. Photo: Owen Sopotiuk

Robert Murray's Cumbria to be restored and re-sited

Cumbria (1966–67), by Robert Murray (born Vancouver, 1936), has been removed from its site between the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery and the Lasserre Building for restoration and re-siting. This monumental Minimalist sculpture, weighing approximately twenty tonnes, became compromised from corrosion of the bolts that held it together. The sculpture will be sandblasted, repainted, and then installed at a new location to be announced in the near future.

Cumbria was first exhibited at Sculpture ’67, a visual art celebration of Canada’s centennial at Toronto City Hall, and then at Battery Park in New York City. It returned to Canada in 1969 and became a featured artwork at the newly opened Vancouver International Airport. It was removed from the Airport in 1993 and put into storage. In 1995, Vancouver artist Toni Onley campaigned to have it resurrected. As it was damaged during its move to storage, Transport Canada agreed to have the sculpture re-fabricated and donated it to the University of British Columbia, the first large-scale public artwork to enter the University Art Collection since 1975.

Robert Murray is well known internationally for his large-scale steel sculptures. Another of his iconic works was recently restored in Los Angeles under the auspices of the Getty Foundation. In 2018, Murray was awarded the Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation Life Time Achievement Award.

For further information please contact: Jana Tyner at jana.tyner@ubc.ca,
tel: (604) 822-1389, or fax: (604) 822-6689


 

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